Almond Flour CookiesMar 25 2011 by
I have a new BFF in my life lately – Almond Flour! Holy cow this is great stuff!!! I’m sure most of you that are gluten free or avoid grains already know about this awesome flour but I’m justing getting around to discovering how terrific it is for cooking. Almonds, considered by some to be a Super Food, provide a ton of nutritional benefits. Instead of listing them all check out this link for the low down. One of the first recipes I used the almond flour in were cookies and boy oh boy did these turn out yummy and delicious. Plus they are super easy to make and you can even refrigerate the dough which makes it easy to whip up some cookies in no time! Enjoy!
- 3 cups blanched almond flour
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/2 cup pure maple syrup (Grade B or C only)
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips (I used Sunspire Brand Grain Sweetened Chocolate Chips)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- In a medium sized bowl combine the dry ingredients.
- In a small bowl beat eggs, maple syrup, oil and vanilla extract together with a hand mixer or by hand if you want a good workout.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and beat with the hand mixer until throughly combined.
- Stir in chocolate chips and continue to mix until the chips are evenly distributed.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place tablespoon sized balls of cookie dough about 2 inches apart.
- Bake the cookies for 15 minutes. Let cool for about 5 minutes before removing from the parchment paper. ENJOY!
Makes 24 cookies.
Serving size 1 cookie.
Nutrients per serving: Calories: 164.5, Cal. from Fat: 102.5, Total Fat: 12g, Sat. Fat: 2g, Carbs: 12g, Fiber: 1.5g, Sugars: 7g, Protein: 4g, Sodium: 26.5mg, Chol: 17.5mg
Any leftover cookies can be kept in a sealed container at room temperature for up to 2 days.
Don’t be put off by the higher fat content of these cookies – they are filled with all GOOD fats – you know, the fat you want to have on a daily basis! While these do contain good fats they are still cookies and should be eaten in moderation.
If your intent is to make a gluten free cookie please make sure you use a gluten free chocolate chip.