Getting Ready for Easter Part III

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Today is Orthodox Good Friday. And in between services, it’s baking day with Grandma! First on the baking list are Paleo chocolate chip cookies (for the gluten, grain and sugar free members of the house). Here is the recipe for these amazing, healthy cookies, from the site Against All Grain:

Almond Pulp Double
Chocolate Cookies
AUTHOR: Danielle Walker – AgainstAllGrain.com

INGREDIENTS:

2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted

4.5 ounces pitted dates, about 1 cup (I use Deglet Noor)

1 cup almond pulp (leftover almond meat/skins after making almond milk)

1/4 cup unsweetened almond butter

1/4 cup honey

1 large egg

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 cup dairy-free chocolate chips or chopped 80% dark chocolate

INSTRUCTIONS:

IMPORTANT: Place the squeezed almond pulp on a paper towel inside of an airtight container and place it in the fridge overnight. This will help expel some of the excess moisture without the need to dehydrate.

If your dates are really hard, soak them in warm water for 10 minutes to soften them. Drain the water before using.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Place the melted chocolate and dates in the bowl of a food processor. Process for 5 minutes, until the dates a paste forms.

Add the remaining ingredients and continue processing until a smooth dough forms. Mix in the chocolate.
Scoop dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

Place another sheet of parchment paper over top, then gently press down to form discs. Remove the top sheet of paper and bake the cookies for 17 minutes.

Cool on a wire rack before storing.

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