I’ve been meaning to get this recipe out to you for the past few days, but unfortunately, I’ve been stuck in bed with a stomach bug up until yesterday :/ Booooo.
I’m not the kind of person who gets sick very often, so it was weird not only feeling like utter crap, but being confined to my bed or the couch for a few days. Maybe it was a little hint from my body to slow it down a little— I guess it has been a crazy busy summer— and to give my body a little bit of the down time that it probably needs a little more often. One of those reminders that we need to take care of ourselves first in order to take care of everything else going on in our lives.
But good news! I’m feeling about 85% back to normal, slowly getting somewhat-of-an-appetite back (that was a weird feeling, since I always have an appetite), and getting back into the swing of my normal routines.
So I promised you these cookies! Even if they are a few days later than expected…
I’ve been playing around with a lot of gluten free flours lately, especially since this fabulous flour company, Anthony’s Goods, sent me some bulk flours to try. Almond flour has quickly become my new favorite gluten free flour to work with— giving baked good that light, chewy, melt-in-your-mouth consistency that I love SO much.
As you may have figured, almond flour is the base of these cookies, with a little bit of coconut flour thrown in there for good measure. You guys already know how much I adore coconut flour, especially from all the pancakes I’ve made using it. Don’t forget all those awesome nutritional benefits it has (fiber, protein, healthy fats, I could go on and on)!
I mixed those together with some of my very favorite non-dairy liquid ingredients, including coconut oil, peanut butter, and maple syrup. These just HAD to turn out good!
This flour blend turned out absolutely PERFECT and gave these cookies that soft, chewy consistency we all love so much! Ohhh, but did I mention the chocolate?? I used some organic cocoa powder AND some extra large dark chocolate chips to take these cookies to another level. Rich, melty chocolate in every bite— now that’s my kind of cookie!
Hope you guys enjoy these cookies, and as always, if you give them a try, make sure to tag my on Instagram (@pumpkinandpnb) or snap me (pumpkinandpb). I absolutely love seeing your spin on my recipes!
A big thank you to Anthony’s Goods for supplying me with their gluten-free flours to test out some wheat-free recipes!