No need to hit spell-check here people, you read right! Paleo Browned Butter SnickerDROOLdles because they are drool worthy! You guys it’s another non-chocolate recipe, who loves you?! Me. That’s who. That’s right. Not only is this recipe not chocolate, it’s not chocolate and it’s still SUPER delicious! Seriously. In fact I made this recipe for the first time on Friday for a CrossFit/Chiropractic gig I was asked to Paleo cater on Saturday. The specific instructions given to me were, “We’ll need one non-chocolate item.” Blasphemy. Since you all know how I feel about anything not chocolate. I thought these cookies would be the last to go. Boy was I wrong. Everyone flipped out over them! Like flipped out! So I’m really excited to share this recipe with you guys. I dedicate it to all my “weirdos” out there! “Weirdo” as defined by me is anyone who doesn’t prefer chocolate to every other food in life. So weird. So I won’t waste anymore of your precious time so you can get right to baking these. I’m so excited for these to hit your taste buds. This recipe is outstanding and all of you will want to send me thank you letters for changing your life so I’ll just save you the time and go ahead and say you’re welcome.
Paleo Browned Butter SnickerDROOLdles
*Makes 2 dozen cookies
1 & 1/2 cups sifted blanched almond flour
1/4 cup coconut flour
1/4 cup coconut palm sugar
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup Kerrygold grass-fed butter browned
1 organic cage-free egg
1/4 cup raw honey
1 tablespoon canned coconut milk, full-fat
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
For Rolling Mixture:
1/4 cup coconut palm sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1. In a large bowl whisk together the almond flour, coconut flour, coconut palm sugar, cream of tartar, baking soda, 1/2 tsp. of cinnamon and salt, set aside.
2. Brown the cup of Kerrygold Grass-Fed butter. Put the butter in a sauce pan and continue to whisk consistently over medium heat until the butter turns brown and starts to give off a toffee like aroma. Immediately remove from heat so it doesn’t burn. Set aside and let cool.
3. In a separate bowl add the egg, raw honey, coconut milk, vanilla, and apple cider vinegar. Stir until combined. After the browned butter has cooled (you don’t want to cook the egg on accident because the butter is still too hot) stir it into this mixture.
4. Now pour the wet mixture in to the dry ingredients and stir until well combined. At this point you will have a dough that has a consistency similar to cake batter. Refrigerate the dough for 2-3 hours and it will harden and thicken up. You can even throw it in the freezer for a bit. Do not skip this step, I promise it will be worth it!
5. Prepare your rolling mixture in a small bowl.
6. After your dough has hardened, preheat the oven to 350 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Grab a piece of dough and roll it in a ball, then roll it into the coconut palm sugar/cinnamon rolling mixture and place on the baking sheet. Barely press the end of your palm into the dough to flatten it a tiny bit, don’t press too hard, you only want a slight indentation. The lighter the press, the better! The cookies will spread a lot while baking.
7. Bake for 10-12 minutes, then let cool. I let mine cool on the baking tray because when I tried to transfer them to the cooling rack they were so soft they fell apart, but after they cooled on the tray they solidified and became easily moveable. Enjoy!
Could you use coconut oil in place of the butter? Probably but it won’t taste anything like the rich toffee browned butter. You might be confused sometimes by the use of butter in Paleo recipes. Technically dairy isn’t Paleo right? Some Paleo people include occasional high quality dairy sources into their diets, if they don’t have a lactose intolerance of course, because it’s high in protein and a good source of quality fat. Personally I don’t usually eat dairy as part of my Paleo diet, occasionally I’ll have some grass-fed cheese or high quality yogurt or something, but I do allow grass-fed butter because contrary to popular belief butter is actually good for you! It really sucks that the low-fat fad of the 80’s & 90’s demonized high quality fat in favor of low quality carbohydrates leading to an epidemic of obese proportions. (Stepping off my soapbox, which is actually a Rogue box made for box jumps of course.) So let’s make friends with butter the benefits are numerous:
-Butter has the perfect balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fats.
-If your butter is sourced from cows that feed on green grass, it can contain high levels of CLA. This is a compound that can help provide protection against different types of cancer, and helps the body store muscle instead of fat.
– Butter is rich in the most easily absorbable form of Vitamin A necessary for thyroid and adrenal health.
– The Wulzen or “anti-stiffness” factor in raw butter and also Vitamin K2 in grasss-fed butter, protect against calcification of the joints as well as hardening of the arteries, cataracts and calcification of the pineal gland.
– No trans-fats(partially hydrogenated oils) like those found in margarine.
So did you snickerDROOLdle or what?! I know! Of course you are all DYING to hear if Brad and his Non-Paleo taste buds liked this recipe or not but unfortunately I couldn’t let him taste any of it since it was for a client and I needed every last cookie! And by client I mean my friend and chiropractor Dr. Devin Shea who works in conjunction with my CrossFit gym. I just wanted to sound important okay!
Seriously though I really liked this recipe even though it didn’t have anything even remotely close to chocolate in it. Can you believe it? I’m still in shock myself. Does that mean I have to have like a serious super chocolate recipe for you next week?! What about just regular food? Should we put it to a Facebook vote?! We might have to, it keeps things fun around here!
Oh and I must give credit where credit is due, this recipe was inspired by and adapted from a Non-Paleo version by Ambitious Kitchen. Monique is like my genius alter ego who makes all these delicious recipes that I then in turn have to make Paleo. Check out her blog she has tons of gluten-free recipes! Maybe her and I should start a blog called Ambitious Paleo! Don’t steal our name. Don’t do it. I’ll know! Speaking of stealing, some jerk face, at a website that shall remain nameless because I don’t want to give them web traffic that they don’t deserve, hijacked one of my recipes and photographs and used it as their own! CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?! I would have never known but thanks to a dedicated reader I was informed so thanks again! I think we should send a Paleo Dirty Minded mafia over there and teach them a lesson. Okay and crazy is stopping in 3,2,1…