Paleo, Keto, Grain free, Gluten free, Starch free, Sugar free, Dairy free
As you know from my last post, I am working on our Etsy Shop that I opened with my mom and sister. I must say that it is a looooong, time consuming process to list the items we have. Of course, I am new at this. That is probably why. I am still learning about the keywords, tags, traffic attracting titles, photography …… Hopefully I am getting better and better everyday. We have a lot of baby and adult knit wear, hand knit scarves & hats, hand knit body wash cloths/scrubbers, pillow cases and more to list. I am trying to post them ahead of time on Facebook & Instagram to inform that lots of new items are coming. It is a lot of work but I must say I enjoy it, just like I enjoy developing recipes, cooking and sharing them with you. I know I actually shared pictures of Vanilla Almond Cake and Chewy Chocolate Cookies on Facebook & Instagram and promised to post the recipes but I could not write them yet. Today’s post was supposed to be short and just the recipe, but once I start writing, I guess I can not stop myself.
Ok, let’s get back to our Chocolate, Walnut Pull-Apart Cookies.
I finally found a good ice cream which is complaint with my current elimination diet: Grain free, Sugar free, Dairy free, Starch free, Fruit free. It is coconut milk based Vanilla Ice cream. I actually like chocolate ice cream with lots of nuts. So, I make these nutty, chocolate cookies and crumbled them on the ice cream. It was out of this world, soo yummy. So, I said to myself, I have to share this easy, no fuss cookie ASAP. I realized while I was writing the post that I did not even use any baking soda or powder in this recipe. I was so focused on prepping and putting the cookies in oven as fast as possible, I forgot. Result: Great tasting cookies. Actually, when I make my 3 ingredient-Pancakes (recipe on Instagram), I do not use any baking soda or powder too. This recipe is my life saver. As you know I do not eat any kind of bread but when I feel the need, this is ready within minutes. Anyways, back to cookies and some pictures.
First the picture of the giant cookie to be pulled apart after cooking :)
Now the recipe:
- 1 cup Almond flour
- pinch Salt
- 2 tbs cacao
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1/3 cup organic Walnut pieces
- 1 large organic Egg
- 20 drops Organic Liquid Stevia in 1 tbs water
- Mix all the dry ingredients.
- Open a well in the center and put the wet ingredients and cracked egg in the middle. First mix the wet ingredients as much as you can and start to add in the dry ingredients from the sides into the center, just enough to combine it all.
- Spread* the cookie dough on a parchment paper lined tray, sprinkle the walnuts on it and press gently. The thinner the dough spread, the crunchier cookie.
- Bake in preheated 350F oven for 18-20 minutes or more depending on how crunchy or soft you prefer. Please check the cookie after 15 minutes to decide how much more you’d like to bake since time varies based on the thickness of the dough and your taste.
*I was going to spread the dough by putting it in between 2 parchment papers and rolling pin, but I thought it was not big enough a dough to go through that trouble, so I removed the top parchment paper, wetted my hands and spread it by pressing down. It did not stick to my wet hands. May be I should call this cookie ‘Cookie for lazy days’. I’ve cut a lot of corners to make it.
Now, pulled-apart cookie picture :)
And this one is the “Ready to serve” picture. Bon Appetit!
BREAKFAST / BRUNCH
Smoked Salmon Bruschetta (Gluten free, Grain free, Dairy free, Starch free, fruit free, paleo, keto)
Ginger, Coffee Butternut Squash Pudding (Sugar free, gluten free, grain free, dairy free, starch free, fruit free)
Yogurt Sauce (Gluten free, Grain free, Dairy free, Starch free, fruit free, paleo, keto, vegan, vegetarian)
SAVORY CRACKERS & BREAD
Rosemary, Olive Bread (gluten-free, yeast-free, dairy-free, grain-free, sugar-free)