OK! Here we go! This post will take in 3 more recipes from Clean Eating with a Dirty Mind, bringing the count to 7/152! good stuff here…Chocolate Chip Cookies that are grainfree, gluten free and delicious!
Now, let me start off by saying I have ORDERED the FINE ground almond flour/meal that the author recommends, but I have not received it yet. SO. I intend to do this a second time with the right grind…as the photo in the cookbook looks much fluffier and more “floury”…these look more like all of the other paleo cookies I have made with traditional almond flour.
Either way, these are quite good! They actually have a much richer flavor due to Barajas’ signature “Browned Butter” used in this recipe and others.
Quick aside….this is what beautiful Browned Butter looks like….sorry, I cannot pass along the gorgeous aroma here….
She also uses Maple sugar throughout the book and in this recipe…I could not get my hands on any locally so I went ahead and tried her method for “Maple Sugar” which is really cool! It is like a little science experiment and very easy, I was so amazed at how it turned out! Not difficult at all, although it does take time. Definitely less expensive (by about half!) than store bought, and my local Whole Foods does not carry it. You can order off Amazon, but I decided I would give it a whirl…here are the progress pics!
So, pull on your baking stockings and try these! Tasty, soft with a good bite to them, a nice treat to have on hand for sure! But loved making the butter and the sugar best! And now that I tackled those right off the bat I won’t be intimidated in making either one in her many other recipes that call for them!
Note: I had 2 cookies. My husband, who is not Paleo, ate all of the others. ALL. Yep. Gone.
I think they will be fun to put with the ice cream for ice cream sandwiches, really nice texture and flavor for that.
So let me know if you try these out…especially if you use the right flour, fine ground Almond Flour…and if they look more like the photo in the book….cannot wait to post that picture!!!
Probably be the weekend before the next round of recipes come up….wish me luck and see you then!