Chocolate Chip Cookies [ grain free and made with grass-fed GHEE ]

Chocolate Chip Cookies (Paleo, Grain Free, Gluten Free, Lactose and Casein Free with a Nut Free Option)

I have never been a huge cookie lover, but there are few things as comforting in this world as fresh, warm, homemade chocolate chip cookies. 

I (ever so slightly) adapted this recipe from one of my favorite recipe blogs, Against All Grain.  (http://againstallgrain.com/2012/08/29/real-deal-chocolate-chip-cookies/)  She calls them "Real Deal Chocolate Chip Cookies" and I can see why! 

 

Recipe:

 

Preheat oven to 350.

 

Mix dry ingredients first.

1 1/2 cups almond flour (I use raw almonds and blend them up in my Vitamix. Then I combine the remainder of the ingredients in the machine, but it can all be done by hand if you start with nut flour instead of whole nuts.) *I have made these using sunflower seeds instead of almonds as a "nut free" alternative and they were wonderful.*

2 T coconut flour (I use this Nutiva brand)

1/4 cup coconut sugar (paleo) or unrefined evaporated cane juice

1/2 tsp. real sea salt

1/2 baking soda

 

Mix in wet ingredients:

1 large egg

1/4 cup Goddess Ghee

2 T sorghum syrup (honey or maple syrup will work as well)

2 tsp. vanilla extract (I make my own with organic alcohol and vanilla beans from Mountain Rose Herbs)

 

After cookie dough is well mixed, stir in:

1/2 cup dark chocolate chips  or for a less sweetened version use cacao nibs

 

Spoon onto parchment paper (I use this one) if you are using an aluminum cookie sheet. Press them down. 

Bake for 9-12 minutes in oven and let cool on a rack for 5 minutes. (9 minutes yields a chewy cookie, 12 minutes yields a crispy cookie.)

I typically have extra dough and I roll it up in parchment paper and freeze it for another day (or to eat it raw). 

Enjoy!

From Our Hearth to Yours,

Mama Marion

 

I purchase my herbs, spices, and many other ingredients from the lovely Mountain Rose Herbs website:




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The beautiful cookies that inspired my recipe. 

The beautiful cookies that inspired my recipe.