The Cookie Monster {Paleo Style}

Sometimes Mommas have to be the bad guy, even when we don’t want to.
Sometimes we have to say no, even when it’s difficult.
We know it is for the benefit of our kiddos, but getting them to understand that is sometimes very difficult.
Then there are times that Mommas find a solution and suddenly “no” becomes “YES” making all right in the world again.
This has been the story of my life lately as we are having to change our eating habits again, making them just a little cleaner.
When we began eating clean months ago with my lifestyle change & weightloss, things like migraines seemed disappear from our home.  That is until my Madeline would go away for sleepovers, or youth group trips, or sporting events…. places where  food (while absolutely delicious to a teenager) didn’t necessarily sit well afterwards.  After missing fourteen days of school this year with migraines (all after weekend adventures & a couple of family trips), we decided things had to change.
Healthy just got healthier as we are now going very clean and taking more of a natural (some call it Paleo) approach to eating.  Wheat & grain seem to be the source of her problems, so we are beginning to eliminate them from our diet.
The result?
No more headaches, and absolutely delicious chocolate chip cookies that were devoured in a matter of minutes as they came out of the oven the other night!
2 Cups almond flour (or meal)
2 Tablespoons coconut flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 cup Spectrum organic all-vegetable shortening
1/4 cup honey
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup Enjoy Life chocolate chips (dairy & soy free)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  I lined one large cookie pan with payment paper to help prevent sticking.  In a food processor, blend together the almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda and salt.  Add the shortening, honey and vanilla and blend until thoroughly combined.  Stir in the chocolate chips with a wooden spoon.  Take a tablespoon of the dough and flatten on the cookie sheet. Leave a little space between each cookie.  Bake about 7 minutes until the cookies are golden.  Allow to cool a few minutes or enjoy hot from the oven with cold milk!
{You can also press the cookie dough into a brownie pan and make delicious cookie bars.}
And just a side note …. these cookies are very addictive and while the ingredients are natural, they do not make a “diet” cookie.  These are a definitely a treat if you are trying to lose weight & not a part of a low-fat lifestyle.
But they are good.
Really good.

I hope you’ll give them a try!


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