Almond Flour Cookies
I've been working on using the random ingredients I have stashed away in my freezer and pantry these past couple months, and getting more organized with meal planning. Being more intentional about what we're eating and not just buying groceries and then figuring out what to do with them after the fact. I've gotten into a bad habit of thinking a whole lot of things are "pantry staples" and then things don't always get used in a very timely manner, or at all.
One of those ingredients is almond flour! I bought several gluten free flours awhile back and haven't really made much of a dent in them. I figured it was time to pull them out, see if they're still good, and see what we can make with them!
My first almond flour recipe is this cookie. I will be honest - I cannot taste ANYTHING right now (well, very little). I'm a week into COVID and healing slowly, but my smell and taste are definitely affected. I am relying very heavily on my family for their input on what needs "edits" right now. I am still enjoying cooking most days - just have no idea what anything tastes like! It's very disconcerting - especially for someone who spends so much time thinking about and creating food.
I am very much looking forward to these symptoms subsiding and getting back to "normal".
In the mean time - here are some almond flour cookies which I am told are "good" - and I can tell you the texture is lovely. They hold together well, without being crumbly, the bottom gets nice and crispy and they have a soft and chewy center!
Almond Flour Cookies
2 cups almond flour blanched almond flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup butter (melted)
3 tablespoon maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup chocolate chips (mixed)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with a silpat.
- Add the almond flour and baking powder to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Sitr to combine.
- Add in the melted butter, maple syrup, and vanilla extract and blend on low to medium speed until cookie dough comes together. Add in your choice of chocolate chips / add-ins (I added a mix of dark and white chocolate chips, and butterfinger pieces).