Thursday, November 29, 2012

November 2012 Paleo Pen Pals Roundup and a Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Guest Post from Christin



Hi there! You may remember from my earlier post that me and my Paleo friend Brittanie (from Three Diets One Dinner) recently started a fun Paleo food swap called Paleo Pen Pals! The first month was a huge success and today I am going to share with you all of the tasty recipes that were made after the pen pals shipped their Paleo goodies all across the country.

We welcome EVERYONE to join Paleo Pen Pals...you don't have to have a blog. Your pen pal can post your recipe on their blog, or Brittanie and I would be happy to post it on our blogs, as well. This month, Christin submitted an awesome recipe for Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies made with honey that was sent by her pen pal, Rachel of Cutting Out Carbs! See below to get the recipe and see the other Paleo goodness our pen pals had to show off!

To sign up and join in on the fun, simply visit the Paleo Pen Pals Facebook page and fill out the Contact Form!

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Everyone loves cookies and paleo cookies not only taste wonderful, they are very good for you as well! There are many paleo recipes for chocolate chip cookies online, but not all of them are that great. The following recipe happens to be delicious and a lot less fattening than traditional chocolate chip cookies. Give the following recipe a whirl and see if you don’t agree that these cookies are extra special!

Paleo Cookies Ingredients:
5 ounces of blanched and ground almond flour
¼ teaspoon of baking soda
¼ teaspoon of salt(very important)
1/8 of a cup of macadamia nut oil
1 teaspoon of vanilla or vanilla extract
¼ of a cup of raw honey or raw agave
¼ of a cup of chocolate chips (These chips need to be at least 63 percent cocoa)

Cooking Instructions:
Preheat your oven to a 325 degree temperature

Thoroughly mix the baking soda, salt and almond flour. In a small bowl combine the agave (or honey), macadamia oil and the vanilla. Thoroughly combine the wet and the dry ingredients until completely mixed.

Add the chocolate chips to the mixture. Take note: the consistency of the batter should be thick so when your palms roll a small ball, it doesn’t droop or lose any of its shape.

Make 16 to 20 of these small “balls” and place them onto a parchment lined cookie sheet. Remember to flatten the cookies. This is extremely important because if you don’t, the cookies will not cook properly.

Bake the cookies for about 4-8 minutes. The amount of time it takes for them to get done will depend on the reliability of the temperature sensor in your oven.

After removing from the oven, let these cookies cool completely, and then enjoy these tasty morsels as they fill your palate with a burst of flavour.



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November Paleo Pen Pals!

Paleo Hummus from Cari











Smashed Banapples from Katie