These are so good, really easy and you can make several variations. The only problem is that they are too good and a whole batch can easily disappear in minutes. I hope you have more self control than I do.
Original Paleo Cookie:
1-1/4 cups blanched almond flour (it has to be the blanched flour. Almond meal will give you a totally different consistency)
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp celtic sea salt
2 TBSP coconut oil, melted
4 TBSP honey
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
Mix flour baking soda & salt in a small bowl. In a separate bowl mix melted coconut oil, honey and vanilla. Then incorporate dry ingredients into wet and mix well. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spoon small balls of your mixture onto cookie sheet (or use a small cookie scoop). Use the palm of your hand or a fork to flatten the cookie (they will not spread on their own like regular cookies).
Bake at 325 for 6-8 minutes (depending on size and your oven) or until slightly golden brown.
I’ve made several variations of this cookie as well. and there are several more I’d like to try. Here are a few ideas:
Chocolate Paleo cookie: Everything the same as above, but add 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder to your dry ingredients. Chocolatey & delicious.
Grain Free, Dairy free Chocolate Chip cookie – so these aren’t paleo because of the chocolate, but they are still much better than a traditional cookie. Add a 1/4 of good quality dark chocolate chips to the Original Paleo Cookie recipe. *Your mixture will probably be a little warm from the melted coconut oil. Make sure to let it cool first before adding the chocolate chips. Trust me on this one.
Coconut Cake Cookie – add 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut and 1/4 tsp pure almond extract. I haven’t made these, but the idea popped in my head and I think they would be good. I’ll update this post when I try them.
Paleo Pecan Sandie – add 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans to the original recipe. Again haven’t tried yet, but in my mind they would be good.
Oh and in case you are doubting their deliciousness, here is proof. They are kid-approved.