20 days left before family and presents galore! That is if you celebrate Christmas. December is a magical time for everyone regardless of what you practice. Here in Florida we live in an endless summer, but temps have definitely dropped this week and the cool breeze feels like heaven. On Instagram, I did a poll and asked what you, my readers wanted over the course of the next few weeks and the majority of you said recipes! So, today I have for you a a simple cherry chocolate chip cookie full of heart healthy nuts and antioxidant rich dark chocolate. These do not use butter or sugar so they won’t replace your grandmas favorite recipe, but they will help ward off that sweet tooth or stop you from devouring all of the kids cookies they made for Santa.
- 3 Cups Almond Flour
- 1 tsp Baking Soda
- 1/2 tsp Seat Salt
- 1/4 C Coconut Oil
- 1 Whole Egg
- 2 Egg Whites
- 1/2 C Maple Syrup
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 1 C Dark Chocolate Chips + 1/2 C for glaze
- 1/2 C Chopped Pecans
- 1/2 C Chopped Dried Cherries
- 2 Tbsp. non dairy milk
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine flour, baking powder and sea salt until combined. In a separate bowl which together syrup and coconut oil until blended and creamy. Add whole egg, egg white and vanilla and whisk until everything is combined. Add cinnamon and fold in additional dry ingredients a little bit at a time. Fold in 1 C chocolate chips, cherries and nuts.
- Place rounded tablespoons of cookie mixture onto a baking sheet and flatten slightly. Should yield about 15 cookies. Once baked and slightly cooled melt 1/2 chocolate with milk and whisk to smooth. Dip each cookie in mixture and sprinkle with a bit of sea salt or Celtic salt.
Serve these on the your holiday dessert table or make them as a quick fix for the lingering sweet tooth of the holiday season. They would give anyone a great boost of energy and would be the perfect pair with a yummy hot chocolate. Also, I would love if you would join me on Instagram for the #25DaysofGratitude challenge! Posting one photo per day to show your gratitude for anything in your life big or small. It could even be these yummy chocolate chip cookies. This time of year tends to be overrun with gifts and sales galore! So it is just a simple and fun way to be grateful for the gifts you have been given.
If you do make these Almond Flour Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies make sure to tag me on Instagram using the hashtag #ConvenientlyHealthyxTWF.