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)

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!



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...