chocolate chip cookies

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i love these cookies.

these are special little cookies. both soft & cakey, crisp & firm. they are lightly maple flavored, and the almond is played up with the addition of almond extract. butter is what makes the texture of these treats chewy and warm tasting.

thank you elana, for this lovely recipe, which i only modified slightly to include maple syrup and almond extract. her recipes are simple, beautiful and relevant. please stop by and see what grain free treats she is cooking up!

i love these cookies.

i used a chopped up dark chocolate bar that lost its nice texture for half of the chocolate, and for the other half i used chips. use super dark chocolate to contrast the sweetness of the maple here, and be sure not to skimp on the salt!

chips and chopped

chips and chopped

i made really tiny cookies, which are quite adorable, by using 1 tsp scoops, but you could use a tablespoon or two if you want really big cookies. they do spread a little, so watch the spacing.

just wait until i use these for ice cream sandwiches. i will take over the world, one sweet little cookie sandwich at a time.

tiny cookie

i love these cookies.

you will too.

this recipe makes 40 tiny cookies, or 20 normal sized cookies. pick your poison.

chocolate chip cookies

2 1/2 cups almond meal

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp baking soda

1/2 cup + 2 tbsp melted, room temp butter

1/2 cup maple syrup

1 tsp almond extract

1 cup chopped dark chocolate, or chocolate chips

method:

preheat oven to 350f. cover cookie sheets with parchment paper.

combine almond meal, salt, and baking soda with a whisk in a large bowl.

separately, combine all of the wet ingredients.

mix wet ingredients with the dry, and stir in chocolate last.

spoon batter onto sheets, spacing evenly, and bake for 10 minutes. i always rotate the sheets mid way during the baking for even browning.

pull cookies out of the oven, cool for a few minutes on sheets before transferring to cooling racks.

dip in milk, make ice cream sandwiches, crumble onto chocolate pie, or eat just plain. just eat the cookies.

love the cookies.

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