Wednesday, November 19, 2014

STRESSED | DESSERTS :: Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies.

When Dallas decides to drop 30 degrees and wobble back and forth between a tease of fall and the looming winter cold, and the hustle of a crazy busy time of year grabs you, it becomes increasingly hard to avoid those warm cozy foods...more specifically desserts...
Is it a coincidence that "desserts" is "stressed" spelled backwards?! I think not. Something about the reward of a warm cookie with an afternoon coffee calms that right eye twitch...just me? Surely not.

A friend of mine found this recipe for easy Paleo cookies online a couple years back and we've both sort of adopted it to our own thing. While this is not a Whole30 approved treat, it is technically a "clean eat" and is a great occasional treat as long as you share them with friends and don't eat them all. Prepare for simplicity.

What I used:
  • 1 cup almond butter (each one creates a different texture in your cookie. I prefer to use a crunchy almond butter...make sure it is just almonds and no oils or additives!)
  • 1/4 cup raw honey (or agave)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup Dark chocolate chips (Enjoy Life is a dairy free "paleo friendly" brand that makes awesome dark chocolate chips. I bought mine at Sprouts)
  • ...that's it. No seriously.
What Had Happened Was:
  1. Preheat oven to 350*
  2. Mix everything in a bowl with a spoon
  3. Line a cookie sheet with foil and use some coconut oil or EVOO to grease the pan
  4. Use the spoon to make drop batter on the foil, spread about 2" apart. I usually make 8-10 cookies from this.
  5. Bake for 7-8 minutes
  6. Remove and let cool on the pan a bit
I like to keep them in the fridge for a cool gooey treat at a later time too. 
As a reminder, this is a fat dense treat and still has natural sugars that you have to consider when treating yourself. That said, everyone deserves a little "stressed" spelled backwards every once in a while. Enjoy!

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