Saturday, November 12, 2011

Paleo Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies

Okay okay, desserts are not technically included in the Paleo philosophy but you all KNOW how crazy I am about my sweets.  These delicious melt-in-your-mouth-cake-like cookies are gluten free, grain free, and refined sugar free.  As far as I'm concerned, they're pretty darn healthy.  I used organic butter (healthy if you believe in Paleo nutrition and aren't casein sensitive).  Bottom line:  these are great and much healthier than your gluten and trans fat filled store bought cookies.  Anthony requests that I make these cookies at least twice per week.  Obviously, they are a hit!  Enjoy!

The perfect guilt-free dessert!
1 + 1/2c almond flour
1/8tsp baking soda
a pinch or two of fine sea salt
5tbs melted butter, if you can find it buy organic/grass fed
3tbs amber agave nectar
2tsp vanilla extract
1 large egg, omega-3 enriched
1/2c semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips (I used Ghirardelli 60% Cocoa Chocolate Chips)

1. Preheat your oven to 350F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. In a large bowl, mix butter, agave, vanilla, and egg.  Stir in baking soda and salt, then almond flour.  Finally, stir in chocolate chips (makes more of a batter than a dough)
3. With a spoon, place mounds of batter on a cookie sheet (makes about 9).  Bake in the center of the oven for 10-13 minutes, or until turning golden brown on the edges.  The cookies will harden up a bit as they cool.  Serve warm.  Enjoy!

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