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Gluten-Free Treats

Almond Chocolate Chip Cookie from meaningfuleats.com

Almond Chocolate Chip Cookie from meaningfuleats.com

Almond Chocolate Chip Cookie from meaningfuleats.com

Almond Chocolate Chip Cookie from meaningfuleats.com

Asseya Malki, A&E and School Culture Reporter

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Many people have been going gluten-free in recent years, encouraged by claims of increased energy and better overall health. Others do not have a choice in switching to a gluten-free diet due to Celiac disease. Regardless of the reason, letting go of gluten does not mean you have to give up the food items you know and love. 

MeaningfulEats.com is a website solely dedicated to creating and sharing gluten-free recipes from snacks and appetizers, to sweets and desserts. Erin, a mother of three, is the mastermind behind this blog. She started eating gluten-free because she suffers from Celiac disease in which the consumption of gluten can prove harmful to the intestines.

Her impact on the foodies around the world is especially apparent in my life because many of my family members suffer from gluten-associated allergies. I ran into her website after being continuously asked to make gluten-free treats, and now, I cannot get enough of her recipes.

One of my favorite recipes to make for my family is the Chocolate Chip Cookies. They are quick to prepare and lusciously delicious. So appropriately, this month’s nomination for Sweets is her Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies. Enjoy!  

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar or coconut sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups blanched almond flour
  • 1 1/4 cups chocolate chips of choice
  • 2/3 cup toasted walnuts (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter, coconut oil, and brown sugar. Add the vanilla and eggs, mixing until incorporated.
  • Mix in the baking soda and salt. Add the almond flour, 1 cup at a time, beating well after each addition. Fold in the chocolate chips and walnuts with a wooden spoon.
  • Form the dough into tablespoon rounds and place on the lined baking sheet about 3 inches apart. Bake for 11-13 minutes, or until golden brown around edges.
  • Cool, serve and enjoy! These cookies are best enjoyed the day they are baked.

Let us know if you try these cookies in the comments below!