Almond Flour Gluten Free Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies are almost as American as apple pie but I wondered could I use the knowledge I’ve been gleaning about healthier ingredients and put something together that would meet the need for a treat.  Could I find something that would once again bring that homey smell into my house?  Was there a cookie that could be made without processed sugar so that even though a treat was being enjoyed, there was not a spike to blood sugar?  

Almond Flour Choc Chip Cookie

The answer to those questions is YES! YES! YES!  

Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies
Yields 23
A cookie with no processed sugar or wheat flour.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
11 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
11 min
  1. 3 cups almond flour
  2. 1 tsp baking soda, gluten free
  3. 1/4 tsp pink Himalayan salt
  4. 1/4 cup organic coconut oil, melted
  5. 1/4 cup Wax Orchards Fruit Sweet or pure maple syrup
  6. 1 1/2 Tbsp of organic almond butter
  7. 3 drops of SweetLeaf English Toffee liquid stevia, optional
  8. 1 large egg
  9. 2 large egg whites
  10. 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  11. 1/2 cup semi-sweet (or dark) chocolate chips and a few extra for top of cookies
  12. Coconut sugar, if desired
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside
  3. Combine almond flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl; mix well. Set aside.
  4. Beat oil, fruit sweet/maple syrup in a large bowl for about 3 minutes. Add almond butter and optional stevia. Mix for another minute until well blended.
  5. Add egg, egg whites and extract; beat for 2 minutes.
  6. Add dry mixture into wet mixture. Mix until well blended.
  7. Add in chocolate chips by either blending into batter to break down chocolate or stir in chocolate chips to keep chocolate in large pieces.
  8. Drop by teaspoons or by using a cookie scoop onto parchment paper about 2 inches apart.
  9. Sprinkle with coconut sugar, if desired and flatten with fork
  10. 2 chocolate chips can be placed flat sides together as a decoration on top of each cookie.
  11. Bake for 11-13 minutes or until light golden brown.
  12. Move to cooling rack.
  13. Can be stored in freezer.
Adapted from 21 Day Fix - Fixate
Adapted from 21 Day Fix - Fixate
Deliciously Inspired
Fruit Sweet is made from 3 fruits – pineapple, peaches and pears.  It is cooked down until it is a honey type consistency.  I have used this product for close to 20 years and love it.   You can order at Wax Orchards




I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we did.


Hershey Bar Mummies

Several years ago I made these out of Hershey Bars, googly eyes, black card stock, white crepe paper and glue.  They worked up fast and are so cute. I wanted to share this idea and give you plenty of time to get the supplies.  Directions can be found on the link below:
Hershey Bar Mummies

Fall - Hershey Mummies - 4x6

“Yea – I’m looking at you.”

Don’t be fooled thinking things like this are just for the kiddos.  I made them and gave them to coworkers.  One of them kept it on her desk for the entire year.  When I asked her why she hadn’t had her treat, she said she kept it as a reminder of someone thinking of her and it made her happy.  Funny it is the little things that often impact someone’s day and the days that follow.


Favorite Product – Coconut Stevia

Did you know you can be an adventurer without climbing Mt Everest by just going to the market?  It takes quite a bit of courage to try a new food but more often than not that new addition has more uses than what we initially bought it for.

Coconut Stevia

One day I was  doing my food shopping at Sprouts and there it is – just waiting for me – whispering in my ear about all the fun we could have together.  Okay maybe it wasn’t doing that – but I picked the product up – looked at the price ($12.50), set it back down again – picked it up again because this was Coconut Stevia.  I quickly placed it in the cart – you see if you do it quick it’s almost like you’re surprised at the checkout – “Oh how did that get in there?”  You can pick up from Amazon for $9.99 – Here

Now the good news is that you only use a few drops at a time allowing the bottle to go a long way in the kitchen.  I’ve already used it in the following recipes and just made a coconut chia pudding with homemade cashew milk.  Yum!  Check back on Wednesday for the recipe. 

Lemon Treats
Last week I made these Lemon No Bake Treats using this recipe. I made a few changes to the recipe by eliminating the gluten free pretzels and replacing with 1/2 cup of macadamia nuts plus a few drops of the coconut stevia. I rolled them in balls and then dipped into some pastel rainbow sprinkles.  They were enjoyed by coworkers, my daughter and my 2-year-old grandson said “More please.”

Tropical Delight
The stevia is also used in the Tropical Delight Smoothie recipe.  The amount of ice used in this recipe will determine the thickness – you decide whether you want a milkshake or soft serve ice cream consistency.

One more idea – sparkling water, a couple of squeezed lemon wedges and a few drops of the coconut stevia provides a coconut enhanced lemonade.

What ideas are coming to your mind?