February 12, 2021
Tortillas, tortilla chips, hot sauce, quesos, taco shells, taco seasoning, enchilada sauces—a list of some of our favorite foods, no doubt. But an incomplete list, at that. At Siete, our product innovation stems, in part, from solving problems. What sort of problems, you ask? Well, generally: not being able to enjoy beloved heritage-inspired foods; not feeling included in cultural festivities and traditions due to dietary restrictions; and not finding tasty alternatives for everyday staples, made from simple, natural ingredients. Our latest problem to solve? Having something nostalgic, delicious, and fun to eat when we want something sweet. Enter our latest creation: GRAIN FREE MEXICAN COOKIES!
Yes, this is a very exciting moment for us, too! You see, cookies have a special place in our family’s heart. From cooking hundreds of cookies in the kitchen with our Grandma Campos before family weddings, to picking up hojarascas from our local bakery in Laredo, cookies have been central to a lot of heartfelt memories. Which is why, when we went grain free, cookies were one of the first sweet treats we recreated—so we could continue to share in these beautiful memories together. And now, it is our honor to share them with you!
Over the past few months, we’ve spent a lot of time in the kitchen, mixing almond flour, coconut flour, and coconut oil to bring you three (that’s right, THREE) different, delicious cookies that are all: grain free, gluten free, dairy free, vegan, and non GMO. If you think this is exciting, just wait until you hear the flavors: Grain Free Mexican Chocolate, Grain Free Mexican Shortbread, and Grain Free Mexican Wedding Cookies.
Grain Free Mexican Chocolate Cookies
Inspired by the warm, frothy, nostalgic memories of our childhood sipping Mexican hot chocolate, we bring you Grain Free Mexican Chocolate Cookies. Made with a blend of almond flour, coconut oil, coconut sugar, cocoa, a dash of cinnamon, and phantom hot-chocolate-mustaches (okay, that’s not really as much an ingredient as the spirit and heart of these cookies, but you get the idea), these crunchy, rich chocolate cookies take us back. Just as Abuela ladled out her hot chocolate into smaller mugs for her loved ones to sip on, we share these bite-size chocolate cookies for you and your family to snack on.
Grain Free Mexican Shortbread Cookies
Mexican shortbread cookies, also known as hojarascas, or pan de polvo, are sweet, crunchy, delicious cookies that our family makes (and eats!) by the dozens. Fond are our memories of bringing these cookies home from the local bakery in Laredo, and always having them out on the table, or in our cookie jars. Our grain free versions of these nostalgic cookies are thoughtfully baked to perfection, Abuela Approved, and quite possibly the next best thing since the simple pleasure of playing in fallen leaves. But—unlike cookies—we never want to put words in your mouth. Instead, we’ll just tell you that these Grain Free Mexican Shortbread Cookies are made from a blend of almond flour, coconut oil, coconut sugar, pecan pieces, and a dash of cinnamon.
Grain Free Mexican Wedding Cookies
Dearly Beloveds, we’re gathered here today to celebrate the Mexican wedding cookie! We have many memories of cooking hundreds—hundreds!—of these in the kitchen with our grandma before each of our siblings’ weddings. Later, after embarking on our journey to health, these were one of the first sweets we recreated in a gluten free and dairy free version, so we could continue to make—and bake—the beautiful memories that accompany these delicious cookies. Our Abuela Approved Grain Free Mexican Wedding Cookies are made from a blend of almond flour, coconut oil, coconut sugar, pecans, and dusted with powdered sugar and cinnamon for all to enjoy.
Now available exclusively in Sprouts stores nationwide, and rolling out into Whole Foods Markets this March for $4.99.These Abuela Approved cookies come in a resealable bag, which may mean that stealing from the “cookie jar” just got a whole lot easier.
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