Primal. Paleo. Specific Carbohydrate. GAPS. Call it what you want. I began the grain-free diet in 2001. I have adhered to it religiously ever since. When I began, I followed the Specific Carbohydrate Diet; since then, although I’ve used various sweeteners and oils, I have not veered from grain-free. This is not a fad for me. It’s not even something that really has a name. When I started my grain free diet, people thought the gluten free diet was freakish.
Now there’s lots of us. We’re gluten free. Some of us are even grain free. We’re definitely not freaks. Now we’re merely a bit ahead of the curve. It wasn’t always like that.
The almond flour cookie recipe that I share with you today for a Paleo chocolate chip cookie reminds me of the way I used to bake a decade ago. When I used honey quite often in my recipes. Call them what you want. Argue with what they’re called. It’s all semantics anyway. And I promise you. I won’t argue back. I have a teenager and a tween. So why would I look for more arguments here? Just enjoy the cookies.
- Combine almond flour, salt and baking soda in a food processor
- Pulse in shortening, honey and vanilla until dough forms
- Remove blade from processor and stir in chocolate chunks by hand
- Scoop dough one level tablespoon at a time onto a parchment lined baking sheet
- Press balls of dough down gently
- Bake at 350° for 6-8 minutes
- Cool for 15 minutes (do not handle prior or cookies will break)
If you want to make changes to them, do. Just leave a comment below to let us know how your substitutions and alterations turn out. I can’t do the testing for you –remember, I’ve got a tween and a teenager, and they keep me real busy. And they like to eat cookies that I bake from scratch. These cookies. Gluten free cookies. Easy chocolate chip cookies. It just seems that all is right in the world when young men sit at the table eating cookies. So go ahead, like I said, enjoy the cookies!
What changes and substitutions will you make to these cookies to custom tailor them to your special diet needs? How do you think they’ll turn out?