Cherry Chip Almond Cookies, Gluten Free

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Cherry Chip Almond Cookies

Our grape arbor is entwined with thick, lush vines draping down the sides and onto the grass lawn.

grape vine July 14

The vines themselves are heavily laden with the sweetest golden grapes we’ve tasted. Last year we let most become raisins, since we had just moved in and were not yet focused on the landscape, and they were amazing.

I think there must easily be over seventy 12″ long bunches waiting to be enjoyed.

grape bunch 072014

A typical bunch of luscious grapes from our Arbor

Back in the kitchen, it’s time for another summer fruit to take center stage.. Cherries.

These little cookies are so tasty, I have to ask someone to close the container they’re in before I finish them.. because I have no motivation to stop reaching in once again.

The ingredients are of course health supportive, so you can have more than one!

Cherry Chip Almond Cookies

  •  1 ½ Tbs. grass-fed organic Butter (or increase Coconut Oil to 3 ½ Tbs.)
  • 2 Tbs. Coconut Oil
  • 1/4 c. Pure Maple Syrup or raw Honey
  • 1 hi-Omega3 Egg
  • ¼ tsp. pure Vanilla Extract
  • ¼ tsp. pure organic Cherry Extract
  • 1 c. + 2 Tbs. blanched Almond Flour
  • 1/3 c. Sorghum or Coconut Flour
  • 2 Tbs. Flax Seeds, freshly ground (opt.)
  • 1 tsp. Xanthan or Guar Gum
  • Pinch of Sea Salt
  • ¼ c. organic mini Dark Chocolate Chips, or chopped 80% cocoa Chocolate Bar
  • 3 Tbs. fresh organic Cherries, chopped

Preheat oven to 325°.

Line baking sheet with lightly greased parchment paper.

In bowl of a standing mixer (or use hand mixer) whip the butter, coconut oil, syrup/honey, and egg until frothy. Add extracts.

Continue beating on low and add flours, flax, xanthan gum, and salt. Beat on medium until well mixed.

Turn off. Remove bowl from stand and stir in chocolate chips and cherries.

Cherry Almond Cookies raw

Make criss-cross pattern with small fork dipped in water

 

Dampen your hands slightly, and roll dough into 12 – 14 balls and place on cookie sheet 2” apart. Press down with tines of a fork in crisscross pattern to 2/3” thickness.

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Cherry Chip Almond Cookies 2/3″ thick

 

Bake for 14 – 15 minutes. Allow to cool on wire rack. Cookies are delightfully chewy.

Cherry Almond Cookies plate

Cherry Chip Almond Cookies

~ Cheers! 

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