Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies

Looking for a fun girl's night out idea?

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...

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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.

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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.....

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Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies

from gidgetgoeshome.com

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!

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Wishing you all a happy day... and happy November, too!

xo