Friday, March 8, 2013

Kate's Cookies

My friend, Kate, shared this recipe with me and I had several folks ask for it - so here you go!  Kate is an instructor at my gym, and one of my natural nutrition gurus.  She has great tips and ideas for eating clean and staying healthy.  I just adore her!

These cookies are gluten free, dairy free, and offer an egg free option (that's the one I used). They taste awesome and satisfy your sweet tooth without the refined sugar and flour.

 
Kate's Almond Cookies

1 cup almond meal/flour (here's a link for how to make your own)
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup chocolate chips (I used cacao nibs)
1 tsp vanilla extract (I used half vanilla and half almond because I ran out of vanilla)
1 egg (or this handy egg substitute - 1 tbsp of ground flax or chia seeds with 3 tbsp of water, let it thicken up for about 15 minutes)

Directions:
1. Mix the almond meal, chips and honey together. 
2. Stir in all other ingredients.
3. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
4. Bake for 10-12 minutes at 350.  Watch carefully!

I used my small Pampered Chef cookie scoop, which holds 1 tablespoon, and I got 16 cookies for 75 calories a piece. 

Thanks, Kate, for this easy and healthy recipe!

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1 comment:

  1. when i was gluten free i remember learning about "egg substitutes" like what u used. glad to know it actually works ;) gives me a reason to use my chia seeds and flax meal i have taking up space in the cabinet...

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