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Grain Free Hodgepodge Cookies

Grain Free Hodgepodge Cookies

Old fashioned cookies and milk is a treat that many food-allergic families have to give up—or settle for paltry substitutes. And if you maintain a Paleo, Primal or GAPS diet, then grain-free, cane-sugar-free treats that actually taste really good can be hard to come by too.

So, at our house, I serve these rich, moist cookies alongside a tall glass of freshly-made coconut milk, and they never fail to satisfy even the most discerning cookie lover.

I call this grain free cookie recipe “Hodgepodge Cookies” because they can be made with a hodgepodge of whatever cookie-type ingredients you have at hand. (That, and I like using old words like hodgepodge, persnickety and kerfuffle!)

The last batch I made (pictured above) had pecans, shredded coconut and cacao nibs, and they disappeared in two days! I didn’t mind though, because these cookies are relatively nutritious, too.

What hodgepodge will you mix in?

Grain Free Hodgepodge Cookies
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Ingredients
  1. 2-1/2 cups blanched almond and/or hazelnut flour (I typically use half almond, half hazelnut flour.)(where to find online)
  2. 2 Tbsp. coconut flour (where to find online)
  3. 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  4. 1/2 cup coconut oil or grass-fed butter
  5. 2 eggs, pasture-raised
  6. 2 vanilla beanpods, scraped, or 1 Tbsp. gluten-free, real vanilla extract (where to find online)
  7. 1/4-1/3 cup honey or date paste (puréed dates with a little water)
OPTIONAL HODGEPODGE INGREDIENTS (add up to 1 heaping cup total)
  1. 1/2 cup chopped pecans, walnuts, macadamias, or other nuts, properly prepared ahead of time
  2. 1/4 cup chopped prunes, apricots, cherries, raisins or other unsweetened, organic dried fruit
  3. 1/4 cup shredded coconut or dry carrot pulp from a juicer
  4. 2-3 Tbsp. cacao nibs, chia seeds, sesame seeds, or other small seeds
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream the eggs, honey, and coconut oil or butter.
  3. Add in the remaining ingredients and mix everything together well.
  4. Drop 1-inch size balls of dough onto a greased or parchment-lined baking sheet. The cookies don't spread much, so you can space them closely, about 1-2 inches apart.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-12 minutes, or until the tops are just barely tinged with brown.
  6. Enjoy with a tall glass of your favorite milk!
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