Nutritional Therapy Practitioner
This is a great segue to get your family away from the high sugar, processed ingredients in regular cookies to a more paleo, nutrient dense cookie.
These cookies helped me to get off sugar as I was eliminating it from my diet. I found that when I made them they disappeared very quickly. My sons and husband think these are really good. I was shocked! Not only does it cut down the flour (gluten) and sugar but they are also very filling. You’ll only want a few.
To make extra special cookies, you may want to make your own almond flour.
See the instructions below.
(Make with gluten free varieties of ingredients)
2 cups almond meal, or almond flour
1/4 cup butter (organic grass feed is best)
2 Tablespoons Raw Honey or 3 TBS pure maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350°F.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the almond meal, salt, and baking soda, then add the butter, honey or maple syrup and vanilla extract (you can drop the vanilla if you used the maple syrup) and mix well.
Add chocolate chips and mix. Use spoon or small ice cream scooper to form cookies and drop onto cookie sheet. Bake at 350°F for 10 minutes or when the base of cookie is browned.
How To Make Your Own Almond Flour
You’ll want a big bag of almonds so you can use it for this recipe and save some to use later. I usually buy the big bags at my local box store.
First soak the almonds in water overnight. Remove the brown, outer skin. Next put the almonds in a dehydrator for about a day or until they feel like nuts again. Put nuts in a food processor and process until you have a flour-like consistency.
Voila’ . . . you have almond flour.