Today, inspired by various cookbooks that I have at home, I experimented a new ingredient to make cookies: cous cous! I know it sounds strange and unlikely but I assure you that it is a fantastic ingredient that gives a delicious crispness to your biscuits and a rich flavor.
I love these cookies for their crunchy texture, the soft jam heart and the sweet aroma of agave syrup. I've enjoyed them as a snack with a hot chocolate, but they are also perfect for breakfast or as treat after dinner.
Ingredients for about 20-22 cookies:
120 gr of cous cous
120 gr of almonds flour
130 gr of rice flour (or other type of flour)
1 teaspoon flaxseed
Vanilla extract to taste
100 gr of agave or maple syrup
100 gr of coconut oil (or sunflower oil)
Jam to taste
In a bowl put the couscous, the flour, the almonds flour and the seeds. Mix well.
In another bowl combine the oil with the syrup and vanilla essence and mix well. Combine the dry ingredients with the liquid and stir with a wooden spoon.
Make your biscuits taking a spoonful of the mixture as big as a walnut and with your hands giving it the shape of a ball. Mash it with the palms reducing it to a thickness of about 1 cm and push slightly (being careful not to break it) in the middle, creating a cavity.
Arrange the biscuits on a baking sheet. Fill the cookies with a teaspoon of jam and bake for about 15-17 minutes.
Once baked, do not worry if they seem soft, they will become harder as they cool.
Let them cool and enjoy along with a cup of tea, coffee or hot chocolate!