2 ½ cups nut meal (almond for a neutral flavour, hazelnut if you want a little Nutella-like hint)
½ tspn bicarb soda (baking soda)
2 -3 tblspn raw cacao powder
120g butter, organic or biodynamic, softened and cut into small chunks
2 tblspn rice syrup or natural organic maple syrup
1 teaspoon cinnamon
zest of 1 orange, organic (you don’t want spray residues or wax in your bikkies)
Preheat oven to 180C. Grease a baking tray with a little butter. Pop all ingredients in a food processor and blend until the mixture comes together (you may need to scrape and blend again). Spoon heaped teaspoons of biscuit mixture onto the baking tray and press down with your hand to flatten a little. Bake for 8 minutes. When cooled slightly, remove carefully and allow to cool the rest of the way on a wire rack (or in the fridge if you’re inpatient).
If you want a crunchier biscuit, bake for a little longer and allow to cool on a wire rack.
Variation: try these with a few drops of food grade peppermint oil instead of orange zest.