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December 2014

Happy Holidays -- and a Cinnamon Twist on Chocolate Chip Cookies

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It's Christmas Eve Morning and I've delivered all my orders for gluten and grain free goodies.  Now there's time for my other passions -- working on my cook book and blog are high on that list.  My best friend Charlotte Dixon over at texted me suggesting I might like to put up a christmas cookie recipe. 

Here's one with a different twist on an old favorite.  It's an almond flour chocolate chip cookie recipe to which I've added orange and cinnamon. 

Orange Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Almond Flour Cookies

Dry Ingredients

3 cups blanched almond flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp sea salt
1 tbl Cinnamon
1 tbl orange zest (optional)

 Wet Ingredients

 2 eggs
1/2 tbl vanilla
1 tsp organic orange extract
1/2 cup raw honey


1/2 cup coconut oil

Chocolate Chips

1.5 cups 65% or higher dark chocolate (Look for chips without soy lethicin in the ingredients.) Sun Spire makes one -- it's the bag labeled 65% Cacao.  Also you can find them at Tropical Traditions, and on Amazon

Step 1:  Preheat oven to 375

Step 2:  Combine dry ingredients in a medium sized mixing bowl.  I use the hand mixer on low to make sure all the dry ingredients are well mixed. This will need to be the larger bowl, since you will be pouring the wet ingredients into it to mix with the dry.

Step 3:  In a small mixing bowl, beat eggs, honey, vanilla extract, orange extract with a hand mixer or wire whisk.

Step 4:  Pour wet ingredients (except the oil) into dry and beat with hand mixer until well combined.

Step 5:  If necessary, melt coconut oil and pour this into the already mixed batter.  Continue to mix until combined. 

Step 6:  Mix in chocolate Chips.

Step 7:  On a parchment lined baking sheet, drop tablespoon sized balls of cookie dough.  With the back of the spoon mash them down if you want a flatter cookie. The dough will not flatten out by itself.

Step 8:  Bake for about 15 minutes, depending on your oven.  Keep a close watch on them and when they start to turn golden brown test for firmness.  If still really soft continue to bake for one or two minutes. 

Step 9:  Let cool and serve.


If you ENJOY these, let me know.