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Baked Goods

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Gluten-Free Frosted Sugar Cookies

When the holidays hit, I’m overcome with the compulsion to bake. And you guys – I’ll be honest, baking is NOT my strong suit. Although these cookies may change that. Because these suckers are REALLY good. As soon as that Friday after Thanksgiving hits, I’m obsessed with making frosted sugar cookies. They scream Christmas to me (although I used natural/non-toxic food coloring for these so they look a little more Easter-y). My husband said they actually kind of looked like the pies in the movie Hook, when Robin Williams and all the kids sit down to have a feast. You know, when he schools Rufio? Two years ago I really started experimented with gluten-free frosted sugar cookies. They were terrible. Again – I’m not a baker! I love to cook and I’m pretty good at it, but baking? Literally only during the holidays. Last year I tried some more recipes.…

Soft, Chewy & Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

My husband is a chocolate chip cookie monster. It’s his favorite cookie. On Wednesday I made a big batch of these cookies (which I’ve been perfecting for a while) for our friend’s birthday today. The recipe below makes about 14 cookies. When I woke up this morning, there were two left. HE’S EATEN TWELVE COOKIES SINCE WEDNESDAY. IT’S FRIDAY MORNING. So while it’s a bummer I won’t be gifting these to my friend for his b-day, at least I know that they’re good. Sometimes I’m not sure if I like something I’ve made because I’m so used to eating grain and sugar free, or if they actually taste good. Scott is a chocolate chip cookie expert and said these were really good – but very soft. He’s one of those people that prefers a crunchier chocolate chip cookie. I am not. These are super soft and chewy, just don’t over-bake…

Paleo Biscuits

Truth be told, I’ve never been a huge fan of biscuits. I kinda feel like there are two people: people from the South who grew up eating sausage gravy over biscuits, and people from the North who grew up eating cream chipped ham over toast. I fall into the latter category. Except when I went to my best friend’s family’s vacation to Myrtle Beach every year when I was a kid. Then I was all over some sausage gravy and biscuits. Truth be told again, these aren’t those large, fluffy, white biscuits you find in the south. These are crumbly, buttery and delicious. They go great with soup, which is what we’ve been eating them with. I also discovered that they’re PERFECT for breakfast sandwiches. Throw a fried egg, some bacon or sausage, maybe even some grass-fed and raw cheese (if you eat dairy) on these suckers and you’ve got an…

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients: 1.5 cups almond flour 1/2 cup raw honey 1 egg 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 cup cacao powder 1 tbsp vanilla 3/4 cups chocolate chips Directions: Pregeat oven to 235. Combine all ingredients except the chocolate chips in a food processor. Tranfer to a bowl and fold in the chocolate chips Form into balls and bake for 10-15  minutes.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies (Paleo & Primal)

I’ll be honest, I’m not a huge fan of sweets. I prefer bacon or my favorite potato chips, and I’ll actually take vanilla over chocolate any day. But sometimes, chocolate really hits the spot. And it tastes awesome with raw milk. These were pretty dense and gooey, which I love. Ingredients For Chocolate Chip Cookie Bottom: 2 cups of almond flour 1/4 tsp baking soda 1/2 cup raw honey 1/2 cup chocolate chips 2 tbsp coconut oil or butter, melted 2 eggs Directions: Combine all ingredients and set aside. Ingredients For Brownie Top: 1 and 1/4 cup almond flour 2 eggs 3 tbsp coconut flour 1/4 cup cocoa powder 1 cup chocolate chips, melted 1/2 cup raw honey Preheat the oven to 350. Melt the chocolate chips. (Don’t skip this step. I didn’t use more cocoa powder because I was out, so I melted the chocolate chips and it worked…

GAPS and Paleo Snickerdoodles

Much to my surprise, I recently found out that Scott had no idea what a snickerdoodle is. He thought it was something involving a Snickers bar, which he was pretty stoked about due his love of Snickers. But I hate Snickers, and it was time to teach that man about the amazing holiday cookie that is the snickerdood. Like a sugar cookie, but with cinnamon. Ingredients: 2 cups blanched almond flour  1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cinnamon 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil or butter (I use expeller pressed, no coconut flavor) 1 egg 1/4 cup raw honey (add a tablespoon or two for a sweeter cookie) 1 tablespoon GF vanilla extract Topping: 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1.5 tablespoons coconut sugar Directions: Preheat oven to 350. Mix all ingredients. Form batter into about 12 balls and press onto cookie sheet (helpful to use parchment paper). Sprinkle the topping over the cookies. Bake for about…