Almond Cookie Recipe

Many of you have been private messaging me for my Almond Cookie Recipe so here it is!

These Almond Cookies are carb free, refined sugar free, gluten free, saturated fat free, keto friendly and can be made vegan. They are delicious and a great snack that you can prepare ahead. They also freeze extremely well!

Homemade snacks are always more nutritious and healthier than the healthiest store bought bars, so it’s worth a little time on the weekend to prep.

These are quick ‘n easy, 20 mins start to finish, one bowl and super simple!

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Ingredients: (This is a triple recipe, yields about 45 cookies.)   
* 3 organic pasture raised eggs
* 9 tsp olive oil (I like CA olive ranch but you can also use Citrus Olive Oil from Berkeley Olive Grove for an orange zest flavor)
* 1/3 cup maple syrup (This is a third of what recipe calls for but it will make the cookies less addictive; it’s enough, but you can add more if you want.)
* 6 tsp vanilla extract
* 2 bags Trader Joes “Just Almond Meal”. (If making for kids, you may want to use almond flour instead of almond meal; it’ll taste less whole grain like for a child – they’ll love it.)
* 3/4 tsp baking soda
* 1/3 cup mini brown vegan chocolate chips (or just use cacao nibs listed below)

Optional Additional Ingredients 1:
* 1/2 cup cacao nibs (super food…I always add this!)
* 1/4 cup mini white chocolate chips (it gives a nice color but because it has sugar & dairy, I leave it out)
* 1/2 tsp cinnamon (I always add this, love cinnamon!)
* 1 cup shredded coconut (if you like coconut, this is fun to add!)

Optional Additional Ingredients 2 (to add more nutrients):
* Flax seeds and hemp seeds (and even chia seeds!) . (It ups the quality of this already healthy cookie adding more fiber, omega 3 and antioxidants. I use all 3 generously:))
* Pour a bit of each, to your liking.

Directions:
– Preheat oven to 325 F. Spray cookie sheet with coconut oil non-stick spray.
– In medium bowl, whisk the eggs with a fork until frothy. Add oil, maple syrup and vanilla extract and mix well.
-Optional: Add flax seeds, hemp seeds (chia seeds) and cacao nibs.
– Add baking soda, various chocolate chips (and coconut & cinnamon if you want).
-Then add the almond meal and mix with your hands until it is well combined into a soft dough.
– With wet hands, form 1″ balls and place on the prepared cookie sheet. Flatten each ball slightly into a cookie (these cookies won’t spread as they bake).
– Bake at 325 F for 10 minutes or until lightly browned on bottom; not more than 12-13 mins.

Super easy, 1 bowl, healthy, 20 min recipe and so yummy straight from the freezer!

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