Wednesday, January 5, 2011
First off...HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
I've been avoiding posting much for desserts lately, as I realize that the whole intent of going "Paleo" is to cure your sweet tooth and quit eating the crap that makes one unhealthy. That said, I also believe that every once in a while it is necessary to indulge on a sweet treat to maintain a level of sanity. In the event that you feel as though you might go postal because your sweet tooth is wreaking havoc on your mental state, I would rather you resort to a fairly healthy option as opposed to going all out and scarfing down a dozen toxic cookies made with refined sugar and grains. So, here is a fabulous recipe I borrowed from http://stevepaleo.blogspot.com/.
4 cups ground almonds (Food Processor)
2 cups ground walnuts (Food Processor)
2 cups heated raw organic honey (mixes easier that way) – or sub organic Agave Nectar (controversial)
1 cup chopped dry fruit (cranberries/raisins)
1 teaspoon cinnamon (I really like cinnamon, so I used 2 teaspoons)
Preheat oven to 350F.
Mix the dry ingredients together, then add honey. If you have the time, refrigerate mixture for an hour, as this makes it much easier to roll the "dough" into balls. If you don't have the time, just take spoon-fulls and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Space them 2-3" apart, as they flatten quite a bit.
Bake for 15-20 minutes. Mine are perfect at 17 minutes. You don't want to overcook them or they become better used as frisbees, so check them often after 15 minutes. I watch for the edges to be golden brown. The center of the cookie might still be really soft, but that is ok, as they will become more firm when they cool.