Before any paleo purists call me out for posting a lot of treats lately, I have a disclaimer to provide. I have gotten a couple of requests from non-paleo parents who are looking to learn more about how to make healthier treats for their kids. These cookies, specifically, are a labor of love for one special little girl.
She's a Girl Scout who can't (thankfully!) eat any of her own cookies due to egg and dairy allergies. I tried to recreate last week's coconut scout cookies for her, but none of my egg replacements worked. I wanted to make her a special cookie that her mom could make and serve at parties or activities. These cookies are now getting quite the following locally, and made a special little 7-year old very happy :)
2 cups almond flour
1/2 cup packed palm sugar
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
3 tbs. ground flaxseed
1 cup Enjoy Life chocolate chunks or chips
3 tbs. butter
1 tbs. vanilla
4 tbs. non-dairy milk
Preheat oven to 350.
Combine almond flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and flaxseed. Cut butter into very small pieces and mix in until integrated. This is accomplished best with a stand mixer or electric mixer.
Add vanilla and non-dairy milk and mix again. The batter will be VERY crumbly, but that's how it is supposed to be!
Stir in chocolate chips or chunks.
Using your hands, shape the dough (as if you were using clay) into cookies and place on a greased or Silpat or parchment-lined baking sheet. They will not spread during baking, so if you need to you can shape them up a bit once you place them on the sheet.
Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until just turning golden on the edges. Allow to sit on cookie sheet for at least 5 minutes before removing.