Chewy Chocolate Chunk Paleo Cookies

Holy, Holy, Holy Moly! Wait, is moly a word of some kind or does it simply rhyme with ‘holy’?  This is an addictive cookie. These are fabulous, just for the sake of fabulous. They’re not just ‘fabulous for being gluten-free’ or ‘fabulous for being Paleo’. They are simply in their own right: fabulous.

I’m moving, so for the past several weeks I’ve been slowly packing, sorting, shuffling items back and forth, to and from all over. I’m talking nine years worth of stuff. It’s the longest I’ve stayed anywhere since I was a kid. So, I’ve managed to collect a whole heck of a lot of junk. In the end, it’s nice moving, it’s helping me sort thru the clutter of the past decade. I feel like a fresh start is coming. It will be a bit hard, as I’ve been the party queen for the past several years, the ultimate entertainer. This is an open loft space, and lends itself to my kind of lifestyle. More than anything, I love having a house filled with friends. These same friends have been moaning and groaning, “We’ll never see you anymore”, “Where will we go?” “Where will all the parties be?” So, the other night, I had one last get-to-gether at this joint. I told them that I’ll be a gypsy for a while, shuffling back and forth between my parents place, and weekends with My Guy. I’m hesitant to jump too quickly into a new space. Do I want to buy? Do I want to rent? I know I want to be somewhere semi-close to my old location, but, I’m definitely ready for something new, definitely ready for change. So, I told them (my friends) that I needed some time. But, soon enough, I’ll find a place again, and we can continue our wild and crazy parties, our movie nights, our game nights, our wine and cheese tastings and waffle parties. We signed my walls to say goodbye and to thank this space that’s given us such happy memories, and one of our friends Max, wrote this….and it made me smile big.

And, it just so happens that Max is the reason we’re all friends.

Now for this fabulous cookie.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 Tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 tsp water
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chunks, all chopped up
  • (this would also be lovely with some dried cranberries)

Directions:

Sift together almond meal, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon. In a separate bowl, mix maple syrup, vanilla, coconut oil and water. Mix all ingredients together and stir in chocolate chunks.

Bake on parchment or silpat lined cookie sheets at 350 for about 12 minutes. Let the cookies sit for about 5 minutes to cool. They will be kinda gooey in the middle!

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