Friday, November 19, 2010
Paleo-ish Almond Flour "Cookies"
I hate feeling like I should always omit the sweets. Sometimes, I just want dessert and today was one of those days. I cam up with these delicious almond flour cookies that are a cinch to make. I didn't use a recipe on this one but just tossed some things together and hoped the result was edible, and it was!
Preheat oven to 350. Grease a cookie sheet.
Here's what I used:
2 large brown eggs - whisked
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons organic unsalted butter or Kerrygold Irish butter
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 cup almond flour
1/4 cup coconut flour
*1/4 cup organic (70% or higher dark unsweetened chocolate cracked into small pieces)
In a mixing bowl, gently whisk together the eggs, honey, melted butter, and vanilla extract. Add almond and coconut flour until all ingredients are combined and moist. It should look and feel like a softer, less firm cookie dough. If you are using dark chocolate, add it last and stir until it is evenly distributed throughout the dough. Scoop small spoonfuls ( I actually used a baby spoon because I wanted these to be small cookies) onto greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 9-11 minutes or until peaks of dough are golden brown. The cookies won't flatten out during the baking process, unless you use a bit more butter or liquid like coconut milk. You can pretty much expect them to look more like little biscuits.
After I got the taste test approval from the little ones, my oldest said with a grin, "Mommy, I'm thinking about those cookies again in my belly, and my belly wants another one."
With that, I consider this cookie experiment a success. Enjoy!
Posted by Jill Richardson at 6:00 AM