Thursday, December 20, 2012

Cookies, Cookies & More Cookies

I don't really like cooking, in case I haven't mentioned it before.  I do it because I have to, not because I want to.  But I must say I love making cookies.  Probably because none of the kids turn their noses up at cookies and it's a sneaky way of getting healthy stuff into them without them even knowing it.  Here are my latest favorites.

Chocolate Chip Cookies:
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • ¼ cup of coconut oil, softened
  • 3 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the almond meal and baking soda.  Then add the coconut oil, maple syrup and vanilla extract and mix well.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips, than drop batter by rounded tablespoons onto a baking sheet lined parchment paper.
  • Bake at 350F for 9-10 minutes, until the edges are golden brown.
  • Allow to cool completely 

This quick, easy and totally yummy recipe comes from Kylie Delfino of The Nourished Self .

The second one I make about twice a week is as follows:

No-Bake Paleo and Gluten-Free Cookies

1 cup finely chopped almonds
11/2 cups semisweet or dark chocolate chips
1/2 cup almond butter
1/3 cup olive oil
1/3 cup honey
1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut flakes
1. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

2. Process nuts in a food processor until very finely chopped (almost ground). Set aside.

3. Combine chocolate, almond butter, olive oil and honey over low heat in a medium saucepan 2 to 3 minutes or until it has a smooth consistency and chocolate is melted. Remove from heat and stir in coconut and nuts.

4. Drop by tablespoon or teaspoonfuls onto parchment-lined baking sheets. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes or until they harden. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
 This recipe comes from Ingredients, Inc. 
Love them :)