Almond Cookies

by Elise Schwartz | December 30, 2009 11:38 PM

This recipe was perfect for the Holidays this year!  These are a little different than your typical sugar cookies made with white flour, but these taste GREAT and are so much better for you.  These cookies bake up a little more cakey in texture than crispy-crunchy.
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Almond Cookies
Makes 15 Cookies

2 cups fine ground almond flour
1 Tbsp pure almond extract
2 free range eggs, slightly beaten
1 pinch sea salt
1 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
1/2 tsp fresh grated lemon zest
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 Tbsp Spoonable Stevita stevia powder (more or less to taste)

1.)  Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cookie sheet with parchment paper to prevent sticking.  Mix together almond flour, almond extract, eggs, sea salt, coconut oil, lemon zest, baking soda and stevia.

2.)  Shape dough into Tablespoon sized balls one inch apart on cookie sheet.

3.)  Bake until puffed and golden, about 14-18 minutes.  Cool cookies on baking sheet about 2 minutes before transferring to a rack to cool.

TIP:  Top dough balls with raw sliced almonds or raw pine nuts then bake for a decorative touch.  For another variation, drizzle baked and cooled cookies with melted unsweetened chocolate mixed with stevia.

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