I don’t much know what to say about this paleo cookie recipe except…wow. I didn’t know my stomach could stretch this much.
This is one of my proudest moments. It’s better than my college graduation or the second straight time I won the Mill Creek Elementary School Spelling Bee. (Winning word: squirrel. Which I just misspelled before correcting myself. Sigh.)
I made something good on the first try. This is MAJOR. Who doesn’t love a big, giant, grain-free, refined-sugar-free chocolate chip cookie?
And lest we forget all the constantly-churning controversy over “Paleo Treats” or, rather, why it’s “wrong” for us Paleo/ish bloggers to call something “Paleo” when it’s a cookie, a cake, or some other incarnation of a grain-free treat based around various nut flours and sweet, sweet nectar of life maple syrup (gasp!), here’s what I have to say:
- I’ve been doin’ this a looong time. A long time. (So long, they let me write a BOOK about it!) And I’ve learned that for most people, there’s nothing wrong with the occasional treat. Paleo treats used to tick me off. But not for any real good reason, other than I was occupying myself with internet indignance rather than, y’know, fostering world peace or whatevs.
- If you’re worried about eating, cooking with, heating, or making out with almond flour, this is a good read.
- Some people rely on “treats” too heavily at the beginning of their diet-changing journey. I did. Most of us get past that. Leave people alone & keep yo’ eyes on yo’ own plate. (Especially if that plate is filled with BIG GIANT PALEO CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE.)
- I call it “Paleo” because, as I often say, CWIHC. (Caveman Would If He Could). That’s a fact, jack.
One last note: Bob’s Red Mill, which is most commonly available in-store, is a bit coarse as far as almond flour goes (see the note in the recipe). I like to order almond flour from Nuts.com.
On to the smashingly delicious paleo cookie recipe.