Paleo Desserts For Dummies
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Make living Paleo easier and more enjoyable with this recipe for soft and chewy butter cookies. Depriving yourself cold-turkey of foods your body is used to eating doesn't work well in most cases. You'll find that having a Paleo-friendly cookie now and then is quite a treat and very satisfying.

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Yield: 10 servings

4 tablespoons room temperature pastured butter

2 tablespoons organic coconut palm sugar

2 egg whites

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1/2 cup blanched almond flour

70-percent dark chocolate, chopped (optional)

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Using an electric handheld or stand mixer, cream the butter and coconut sugar.

  2. Add the egg whites and then the vanilla extract and continue beating.

  3. Using a rubber spatula, mix in the almond flour until all ingredients are combined (the dough will be soft).

  4. Spoon 1/2-tablespoon-size pieces of dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, spacing them 2 inches apart and giving them room to spread while baking.

    These are thin cookies, and they spread while baking.

  5. Bake for 10 minutes or until light golden brown around the edges. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet over a wire rack.

  6. Melt the dark chocolate in a bowl over simmering water (double boiler) and drizzle on top of the cooled cookies (optional).

Per serving: Calories 106 (From Fat 77); Fat 9g (Saturated 4g); Cholesterol 12mg; Sodium 15mg; Carbohydrate 6g (Dietary Fiber 1g); Protein 2g.

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Adriana Harlan is the author of the award-winning blog Living Healthy with Chocolate (, where she shares new recipes and tips for healthy living weekly. Her recipes have been featured in a number of Paleo and gluten-free magazines and blogs around the globe.

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