“Almond Joy” Cookies

This recipe came from a patient of ours (April Hulsey) who likes to experiment in the kitchen.  These hit the mark when it comes to a sweet, satisfying dessert or snack.  You won’t believe how great they taste and how easy they are to make.  I dare you not to try the batter before you cook them 🙂

photo3 cups almond flour
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
2 large organic eggs
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup erythritol (like Swerve), xylitol, or stevia to taste
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Combine dry ingredients and set aside.  In a separate bowl combine eggs, sweetener, and vanilla using an electric mixer.  Pour wet ingredients slowly into dry ingredients and beat with mixer on low until combined and then blend in melted coconut oil.  Roll a tablespoon of batter in your hand and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.  Press down slightly and dip the tops into more shredded coconut if desired.  Bake for 8-10 minutes.

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2 responses to ““Almond Joy” Cookies

  1. Almond Joy cookies were a treat. I used the called for 1/2 cup of sugar substitute (xylitol). I think I would double it next time for a sweeter taste. I liked it, but I made it for company and they were not as sweet as a “real cookie”.

    • Good idea for newcomers to healthy cookies. It is amazing how your taste buds change after eliminating sugar. These cookies taste super sweet to me but probably wouldn’t to the sugar-desensitized tongue 🙂 Thanks for the post.

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