Flour-less Chocolate Coconut Cookies

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It’s been a busy season but I’m finally back in the kitchen cooking up some treats! This spring, J and I spent about 7 weeks doing a paleo diet. While it isn’t a diet that we’ve decided to perminantly adopt, we did learn a lot about how we should eat (more veggies, less grain) and found quite a few recipes that were mind-altering to us. We had NO IDEA that you can make things like pancakes, muffins and cookies without any flour! And it’s SO easy!

These cookies are a great example: they take about 5 minutes to prepare and are free of both flour and sugar (minus 2 measly tablespoons of maple syrup) meaning that you don’t have to feel guilty eating them. And I promise you, they taste great.

Recipe adopted from Practical Paleo.

Ingredients:

2 eggs

2 T butter, melted and cooled

2 T pure maple syrup (more for sweeter cookies)

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1 C unsweetened shredded coconut (I found some finely shredded organic coconut at whole foods)

1 T unsweetened cocoa powder

1 pinch baking soda

a sprinkle of sliced almonds (optional)

To Make:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees (F).

In your bowl, whisk together your eggs, melted butter, maple syrup and vanilla. Stir in the cocoa powder, baking soda and coconut until well combined.

On your parchment paper lined cookie sheet, drop 10-12 ball shaped dollops of the dough, sprinkle the top with your almond slivers and flatten with a fork. Bake for 20-30 minutes, or until slightly firm to the touch. Enjoy!

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