Recipe: Paleo Matcha Almond Chip Cookies

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I haven't made cookies in a while, and with this warmer weather, I was in the mood to try something new. I ordered some matcha powder online (although I'm sure you can find it at any specialty grocery store) and got to baking!

I thought toasted almonds and some chocolate chips would be delicious with the grassy, almost-savory flavor that matcha provides--and I was right. You could totally omit the nuts if that's not your thing, though. And I used PAM Coconut Oil spray to keep the cookies from sticking, which always works like a dream. 

This batter ended up spreading in the oven and the result was almost a cookie cake, so I cut out circles using a glass. I couldn't resist making a few mini heart cookies, since I just bought a little cookie cutter last weekend. You could stick to circles or make any shape you want!

Ingredients:

  • PAM Coconut Oil
  • 1 + 1/4 cups almond flour
  • 1 tablespoon matcha powder
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 (or 2) handfuls of chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup toasted almond slivers
  • 1 egg
  • 5 tablespoons of grass-fed butter
  • 3 tbsp raw organic honey

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. If they aren't already toasted, heat almonds in a dry pan over medium heat for a few minutes, or until fragrant and slightly browned. Keep an eye on them!
  3. In a large bowl, sift the dry ingredients together (almond flour, matcha powder, salt, baking soda, then chocolate chips and almonds).
  4. In a smaller bowl, mix the egg, butter, and honey. 
  5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well.
  6. Pour the batter onto a cookie sheet that's been sprayed with PAM Coconut Oil. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the edges start to get crispy.
  7. Remove from oven, let cool, and cut out your cookies!

PAM Coconut Oil: PAM® Coconut Oil It's a gluten-free alternative to traditional coconut oil that you can feel good about. PAM Coconut Oil Spray has zero calories and zero grams of fat per serving.

Leaving up to *99% less residue, PAM is your ally in the kitchen and allows you to save time during prep and clean up. 

* vs. leading cooking sprays (except olive oil), after spraying on glass bake ware, baking at 400°F for 30 min, cooling, and then washing in standard home dishwasher with detergent and repeating 4 times.

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