We're headed to Easter lunch tomorrow with family and friends so I wanted to bring a treat for everyone to enjoy. These cookies are gone in no time every time I make them. They are gluten free, dairy free and soy free so they are a great cookie to share if your concerned about allergies. Obviously those with nut allergies are out on this one. As treats go, these cookies are pretty healthy. The almond flour is a great high protein base that is also filling so you won't need to eat a lot- even though you will want to. The only processed ingredient used is the dairy and soy free chocolate chips we have to use. You can substitute other chocolate chips or omit them if you'd like.
I adapted these from this recipe from Elana over at Elana's pantry. I’ve made quite a few of her cookies and they are always awesome. Almond flower is easy to work with and the cookie recipes are easily adaptable for your tastes.
Double Chocolate Walnut Cookies
2 3/4 cup almond flour
1/4 cup cocoa
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup raw honey
1/2 cup grape seed oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup chocolate chips (enjoy life chips are dairy and soy free)
1 cup walnuts, chopped
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In large mixing bowl combine almond flour, cocoa, salt and baking soda.
Mix well to remove any lumps.
Combine honey, oil and vanilla in meaning cup or small bowl.
Add liquid to large bowl and mix well.
Add in chocolate chips and nuts, mixing only until distributed.
For easy cleanup, cover baking sheets with parchment paper.
Using a teaspoon, measure out small balls of the dough.
Roll in your palm if necessary to get the chips and nuts to stick.
Once you have the tray filled, use your fingers to gently press down each cookie so it is flat on top.
Bake for 12 minutes. Watch carefully to avoid over cooking. You do not want them to dry out or brown. Hopefully you will have someone to help you keep watch like I do.
Cool on wire racks and serve slightly warm.
You will also want to hide some of these.
If you don't, they will disappear.
He clearly doesn't know where the cookies went. Right?
This recipe was shared at Allergy Free Wednesdays.