The Beautiful Simple Cookie

Going Paleo? Primal? "Clean Eating"? But you just can't give up your cookies? Tell me why you have to give them up?..... Being healthy doesn't mean you have to give up your favorite foods. It just means you are going to make them differently and that is A-OK... But no matter what your treat is, remember a treat is a treat no matter how you roll that dice. Don't be dumb about this. "but they are healthy" no, no they are not, they are just smarter. So eat them sparingly.

My chocolate chip cookie recipe has been a go-to for me for the last 4 or 5 years. These cookies are the first food I made my honey buns, Steve. They pretty much sealed that deal even though I gave them to him with a bite out of each cookie (I get hungry easily).



1 1/2 cup almond flour

1/4 tsp. baking soda

1/4 tsp. salt

1/4 cup Enjoy Life brand Chocolate chip cookies (I really don't measure this. It's a guess)

1/3 cup melted coconut oil (I mix coconut oil and bacon fat here because I can)

1/4 cup maple syrup (high grade, don't even skimp on this shit)

1 Tbsp or more of vanilla extract

add some unsweetened shredded organic (duh) coconut if you want, just add a tinge more coconut oil if you do because shredded coconut is wicked fibrous and will soak up all the moisture.

Preheat oven to 350

Mix: Almond flour, baking soda and salt. Combine then add chocolate chips

In a separate bowl combine and lightly beat the oil, maple syrup and vanilla.

Add wet to dry then add shredded coconut if using.

Line baking sheets with a silpat or grease up your cookie sheet. Scoop rounded tablespoon of dough onto sheet, at least 2 inches apart.

slightly dampen your fingers with water and press cookies into the shape and thickness you desire. These cookies do not spread out like death-trap gluten cookies do.

Bake for about 12 minutes or so. You want the edges to be golden brown.. you know, like when you bake some cookies.

Let them cool! OR they will just flop apart.

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