Lemon Cookies

I usually don’t post on the weekends but today was a lazy Sunday and I was in the mood for baking!! Found this very easy recipe on Elena’s Pantry website and gave it a try. I made some changes, working with ingredients I already had at home. Still these came out delicious!! Easy treat for Valentine’s day.

Ingredients:
1 ¾ cup blanched almond flour – I used half blanched, half unblanched
pinch celtic sea salt
2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
2 tablespoons agave nectar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon lemon zest (packed)

Directions:

1. In a large bowl combine almond flour and salt.
2. In a smaller bowl combine oil, agave, vanilla and lemon zest.
3. Stir wet ingredients into dry forming a dough ball.
4. Roll dough out to ¼ inch thick.
5. Cut out hearts or any other shape with cookie cutter.
6. Bake at 350° for 6-8 minutes, until golden brown around the edges.

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

Here’s a great weekend treat. These are grain free cookies made with Almond meal/flour. They are a good option when craving a treat and still keeping it pretty healthy. This recipe is from Primal Palate.

Ingredients:
3 cups Blanched Almond Flour
1/2 cup Coconut Oil
1/2 cup Pure Maple Syrup
2 Omega 3 Eggs
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 1/2 cups Enjoy Life Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a medium-sized mixing bowl combine dry ingredients.
In a small mixing bowl beat eggs, maple syrup, and vanilla extract with a hand mixer.
Pour wet ingredients into dry and beat with hand mixer until combined.
Melt coconut oil, pour into batter, and continue to blend until combined.
Stir in chocolate chips.
On a parchment lined baking sheet, drop balls of cookie dough, about a tablespoon in size.
Bake for 15 minutes.