A couple of weeks ago I headed out to the local paint-your-own pottery shop with some of the girls with my community group -- cookies, champagne, good conversation with friends, and time to relax and create? Perfect.
I made a fun "special day" plate for my family to start a new family tradition. And speaking of the cookies I brought along...
Way before we ever considered a (mostly) grain-free lifestyle, a friend shared these little gems with me. A simple recipe, but a delicious treat.
They mix together in a jiffy so I've been known to whip a batch out for a spur-of-the-moment sweet snack. Totally tasty, and relatively guilt-free... perfect for a girls night out, where you lose track of how many you've eaten. mmmmm.....
Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies
makes 2-3 dozen
1/2 cup salted butter (I'm hooked on Kerrygold grass-fed*), melted
1/2 cup honey or agave
1 Tbsp. vanilla
3 cups coarse almond meal
1/2 tsp baking soda
chocolate chips to your liking
Mix wet ingredients. In another bowl/stand mixer, whisk dry ingredients. Add wet to dry and mix. Stir in chocolate chips.
Bake at 35o* for 9-15 minutes.
A few notes: make sure you use almond meal rather than blanched almond flour; it's important for the texture. Honey is delicious, but agave makes a slightly fluffier cookie-- take your pick!
Wishing you all a happy day... and happy November, too!