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almond butter cookies

I decided last week that I have been eating too much ice cream. I wasn’t really sad about it, but it still is kinda bathing suit season around here, so I can’t quite let myself go just yet.

I decided to experiment with some gluten free treats. I think they are pretty paleo too, for you cavemen. These are almond butter coconut cookies. They just came out of the oven, and 4 of them are already gone. I think its safe to say they make a more than adequate dessert. I wrote out the recipe below!Almond butter coconut cookies

Almond Butter Coconut Cookies

  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 3/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tbsp honey (could probably add a little more if you want them sweeter)

Preheat to 350. Mix almond butter and coconut. Add egg, vanilla, soda, and honey. Scoop to make cookies and place on baking sheet lined with parchment. Don’t forget to flatten a little with the fork! Just like peanut butter cookies. Mine went in the oven for 10 minutes and came out very tender. You could probably bake a minute or two longer for a crunchier cookie. Eat 2 as soon as they are cool, and don’t feel at all guilty about it.

a flourless chocolate cake

When I looked for flourless chocolate cake recipes, I found two that caught my eye. Since I couldn’t decide which one would be better, I broke down and made them both. Sorry I’m not sorry.

I made this cake earlier in the week. Last night, I made this recipe. They both use the same basic ingredients, but this one uses some fluffy egg whites, so it has a more spongy, light texture, with a thin, crispy outer layer. Who could say no to that?

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making a cake, and eating it too

One of my dear friends is celebrating Passover this week, and asked if I could make a chocolate torte. I have never made a chocolate torte, but I was excited to try! I was a little bit nervous about putting so many eggs, and no flour, into the batter   (and I accidentally cracked the cake down the middle flipping it out of the pan). But it turned out really good! Kinda like a brownie cake!

It was eaten very quickly, so this was the only terrible picture I took of it. We ate ours cold, in really thin slices, with a little fresh whipped cream and strawberries.

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And I imagine that if I would have taken food styling classes and made this in daylight, the picture would look something like this:

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You can find the recipe here. Try it!