Honey Sweetened Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies (Grain/Dairy/Egg/Refined sugar Free) Recipe
I wanted to make cookies for my family one night as a special treat, but as I looked at my pantry and my refrigerator it became apparent that I was out of many ingredients. I decided to try and whip something up anyway with things I had on hand and they came out great! The taste was delicious. The texture is crunchy, rather than chewy, but for no eggs or butter I was happy. I will remember these particular almond flour cookies to make for some friends who have dairy, egg, gluten allergies and those eating only honey sweetened desserts. Fast and delicious!
2 cups blanched almond flour (click the link to see where to buy)
Scant 1/4 tsp unrefined sea salt
Heaping 1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup honey (mild clover is best)
1 Tbsp pure vanilla extract
1/3 cup dark chocolate (72% or more cacao) chunks or chips
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
Mix together dry ingredients with a fork. Add remaining ingredients except chocolate chips* and combine thoroughly. Let the dough rest for five minutes.
Fold in chocolate chunks or chips. (I just chop up my favorite dark chocolate candy bar).
Roll into small balls and place on the parchment paper. Use the bottom of a glass to gently press down the cookies. If the glass is sticking too much, wet it with water on the bottom.
Bake for 8-9 minutes. Cookies will not brown much. Slide parchment onto wire racks to cool. Allow to cool on a wire rack before removing from parchment.
*Feel free to sub carob chips if you don't eat chocolate.