Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

chocolatechipcookies2The cookies are finally here!  Man I had a busy weekend and I still feel like I am going a little crazy.  I have a ton of stuff to get done, but I also had way too much coffee this morning.  I think that is where the craziness is coming from.  Oh well, at least I’m typing really fast.

So back to the cookies then I’ll give you a quick weekend recap.  Ah cookies, I can just picture the caveman sitting around the fire enjoying his dark chocolate, grain free cookies.  Yeah no.  Paleo treats are there for us to have an occasional treat that will not mess us up like everyday white flour desserts.  They are not something you should eat everyday nor should you eat a dozen in one sitting.  When you do take the time to make yourself these delicious little gems, enjoy yourself, share with your Paleo buddies and revel in the “I get to have dessert without the unappealing stomach issues” feeling.  Also, they do have a lot of ingredients because we wanted them to taste good.  The good news is, it is ingredients you have to buy once that will last you forever if you store them properly.

Now, I know you’re dying to hear about my weekend.  I’m dying to tell you anyway.  Lets do a weekend of pictures.  First, Friday night was Halloween so my kiddos got to trick or treat around the neighborhood.  It was fun.  RoanHalloweenI got this picture of my littlest one that shows exactly what I’m dealing with.  Trouble. 

 Then I got up early, in the cold, Saturday morning to run an 18 mile run with my buddies.  MeHeatherKaraSelfieIt was a good run.  We met at a new location so the sights were new and the company was good.  Only little glitch was maybe we chatted too much but our pace was slower than normal and it felt like we came up on three hours pretty quick.  Crazy right.  Anway, it was getting late and we were starting to limp so we cut it at 15.  Next weekend WILL be 18.

After a long run I stuffed my stiff legs and kids into the minivan to drive to East Texas.  We saw this burning RV on the way.  Talk about wheels on fire!  Huge fire!  Thankfully, no one was hurt.  It was a sight to see.RVonFire

We visited my mom for a while.  Poor thing is sick as a dog so I did a little work around the house for her.  Say a little prayer that she gets better.  She’s normally a spunky little thing.  From there we headed to my Dad and Stepmom, Carolyn’s house.  Guys, she is the baker!  Surprise!  She’s a little skinny to be trusted right off as a baker, but her and my Dad follow the Paleo lifestyle and she can seriously bake.  Awesome! 

She loves this action shot.

She loves this action shot.

 After baking most of the day.  Well, she baked, I ate and took pictures.  feettothefireWe sat around the fire pit.  I love fire pits, but my shoes kept smoking.  I need to work on them to quit. 

 Monday morning I loaded up the kids and the best part of the whole weekend, my newly processed grass-fed cow!  Do you know how happy it makes me to have this beautiful beef in my freezer.  Not only did my mom watch this little darling grow up nice and happy, but that cow sure does taste good and it is so much better for my family.  Once I have you over for a steak you’ll want to be my friend forever!frozenbeefAny big weekend stories from you?

 

Chocolate Chip Cookies
Yields 48
Paleo chocolate chip cookies that are actually good.
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Ingredients
  1. ½ cup + 2 Tbs Potato Flour
  2. ¼ cup Coconut Flour
  3. 3 Tbs Arrow Root Flour
  4. ¼ tsp Xanthan Gum
  5. 1 tsp Baking Soda
  6. ½ tsp Sea Salt
  7. Wet Ingredients
  8. 1 cup Unsalted Butter softened
  9. ¾ cup Date Sugar
  10. ¾ cup 100% Pure Maple Syrup
  11. 1 Tbs Unsweetened Applesauce
  12. 3 eggs slightly beaten
  13. 1 ½ tsp Vanilla
  14. 2 cups Dark Chocolate Chips
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees and line cookie sheet with parchment paper
  2. In a small bowl, combine all dry ingredients and set aside
  3. In a separate bowl mix butter and date sugar
  4. Blend in maple syrup and applesauce
  5. Slowly add eggs and vanilla
  6. Add the mixture of dry ingredients a little at a time
  7. Take a teaspoon of mixture and roll into a ball
  8. Place on lined cookie sheet and press ball until it forms a thin disc
  9. Bake in pre-heated oven for 10 minutes
Notes
  1. You can use a hand mixer or food processor to blend ingredients.
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