Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies
I love making cookies and candy to give away as gifts at Christmas time.
This year I am making paleo treats to give away.

I have gathered treat recipes from across the paleo blog globe. One of my favorite blogs is written by Danielle Walker at Against All Grain. She does some amazing things with out of the ordinary ingredients. I have never failed to be impressed with recipes I have tried from Danielle's blog.
One of my favorites is the Chocolate Chip Cookies. I loved the way she rolled up the cookie dough and refrigerated or froze it for a slice and bake cookie. I actually made a double batch and stored the rolled dough in the fridge over night. I baked a batch before I had company for a nice bakery smell in my house. You can't fake that yummy smell.
Here is my adaptation of Danielle's recipe.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients:


  • 1/2 cup softened butter, palm shortening can be used
  • 1/2 cup coconut palm sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut nectar
  • 2 eggs, suggested room temp but I used mine right out of the refrigerator
  • 1 Tbs + 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups blanched almond flour
  • 3 Tbs + 2 tsp coconut flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life)


Instructions:

1) Preheat oven 350 degrees
2) In a food processor cream together, butter, palm sugar, coconut nectar, eggs and vanilla until well blended.
3) Scrape the sides of the canister down once or twice.
4) Add remaining ingredients EXCEPT the chocolate chips and pulse for 30 seconds or so, until all ingredients are incorporated.
5) Turn out into a bowl and stir in the chocolate chips.
6) Divide into 2 portions and form each portion into a log.
7) Slice and flatten cookies.
8) Place on parchment paper lined cookie sheet and bake for 9 to 10 minutes at 350 degrees. 9 minutes for softer cookies and 10 minutes for firmer cookies.

Special notes:
You can also place the parchment wrapped log in the refrigerator for use within the next few days or place in the freezer for use in the more distant future. It can be stored in the freezer for up to 6 months.
These cookies do not raise and spread out like glutenous chocolate chip cookies so be sure to flatten them and don't be afraid to place them closer together on the cookie sheet. This means more cookies on the cookies sheet and less time in the kitchen.

These have gotten two thumbs up from everyone at my office and close enough to satisfy your desire for treats.

Real food satisfies your nutritional needs so you are less likely to overeat.
Enjoy!





2 comments:

Sherry said...

I'm coming to your house for cookies!

Linda Collier said...

HEY!! You are!! LOL

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