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Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies! (Grain/Starch/ Gluten/ Dairy/ Soy/ Egg Free) with Low Carb/Keto directions!

Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies! (Grain/Starch/ Gluten/ Dairy/ Soy/ Egg Free) with Low Carb/Keto directions!

Cherries take these cookies over the top.

Free of starch- Soft and perfectly goo-ey in the center. They can be made with either Fresh Cherries or Maraschino. I tested them with both and found the Maraschino provided a stronger cherry flavor. Both variations were excellent!

The Cherries contribute to the cookies moisture and texture- if you omit them the cookies will change. I would also like to note that these can be made with Coconut Oil Rather than butter- BUT- we preferred the flavor with Butter.

To make them keto friendly - use swerve granulated sugar AND Lilys stevia sweetened chocolate chips! You’ll also want to stick with regular cherries as they have less sugar.

 

Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 Cup Blanched Almond Flour 
1/4 Cup Coconut Flour
1/2 Tsp. Xanthan or Guar Gum
3 1/2 TBS Softened Earth Balance Butter (or regular butter)
1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar (Any Regular or Un-refined granulated Sugar will work here)
1/4 Tsp. Almond Extract
Pinch of Salt
1/4- 1/2 Cup Chocolate Chips 
1/4 Cup Chopped Cherries

  1. Preheat oven to 325 Degrees.
  2. In a bowl of a stand mixer (or using a hand mixer) Cream the butter and Sugar. Add the Almond Extract.
  3. While the beaters continue to mix add in the Almond Flour, Coconut Flour, Xanthan Gum and Tiny pinch of Salt.
  4. Turn Beaters off- stir in Chocolate Chips and Chopped Cherries. (the dough will be very thick- so put some muscle into it!
  5. Roll cookie dough into 8-10 balls- press down with a fork. (The dough may feel just a little oily/crumbly)
  6. Bake 14-15 minutes. Allow cookies to cool before removing from cookie tray and eating (they will firm up as they cool!)

Yields 8-10 cookies. Store at room temp or freeze for a later date!

For some Variation: Try treating these like thumbprint cookies and placing a cherry in the center before baking- Or drizzling melted chocolate on top. For those that eat white sugar- you might consider making a glaze out of cherry Juice, Almond Extract and Confectioners sugar to drizzle on top.

Enjoy!

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