It’s a Pizza, It’s a Cookie, It’s a Paleo Pizookie!
No need to adjust your screens. This is a Paleo Pizookie. I know. Let’s have a moment of silence for all the other processed crap gluten filled Pizookies that you will no longer be eating. And…we’re back! Can we get so excited about this now?! So I got these mini cast iron skillets and how cute are they? I want to make everything in them. Seriously like everything. And then when I’m done I want to cuddle with them and tuck them in bed because they are like my little cute babies. I’ll give you a hint, the next item I may or may not be making in these cutie patooties might just be a brownie sundae. Yes. You read correctly. You may be wondering if you are reading the correct blog at this point. I assure you, you are. I told you I had a dirty mind.
So how was your week? I Paleo dessert catered my first wedding! The mission I chose to accept (yes I like to think I’m a secret Paleo agent) was to create a dessert table for 100 guests consisting of mixed Paleo goodies. The bride went over my catering menu (blog) and together we decided on my regular Triple Chocolate Brownies (used vanilla extract instead of mint and a plain dark chocolate bar), Mint Triple Chocolate Brownies, Brown Buttered Snicker-drool-dles, Chocolate Banana Bread Truffles, a “Reese’s” Cheesecake, single serving Chocolate Raspberry Trifles and personal sized Salted Caramel Cheesecakes for the bride and groom. They are big cheesecake fans and big Paleo fans. Dinner was even catered by Pete’s Paleo! The lamb they served was INCREDIBLE! It was so nice to actually go to a wedding, or any place for that matter, and not have to make any special requests or have to navigate around the food, I could just EAT IT ALL! Cue the ‘Hallelujah’ choir music. After the meal I got the opportunity to introduce myself to Pete and let him know what I big fan I was. I told him I catered the Paleo desserts, so please try some, and I also write a blog called ‘Clean Eating with a Dirty Mind.’ He replied, “Oh yeah I’ve heard about it.” And then I proceeded to act incredibly cool and nonchalant even though I was totally freaking out. Thank you for the bravado wine. You are the greatest.
So the wedding was great and the desserts were a huge hit, and I realized how happy it makes me to see people eating and enjoying my food. All in all it took about 10 hours to prepare the food, over two days and two missed dinners, I can’t eat mid cook! Then another hour and a half to plate and arrange everything the day of. The moral of the story? I now look at caterers in a whole new light and will never be catering anything ever again! So don’t ask. Love you! Special shout out to CrossFit Jen Nila (Ja-Nila) for helping me cut, plate, and arrange everything and for sitting through the ceremony (which we almost missed) with sticky hands covered in chocolate. That’s true friendship people. So overall it went extremely well, no major catastrophes except one…my hands were too full carrying stuff at one point and I dropped and shattered my iPhone. Of all days. No worries, I’m one of those schmucks that pays for the insurance so I had a brand new iPhone over-nighted and in my no-longer chocolate covered hands the very next day. Problem solved, crisis averted. So put your phone somewhere safe before you run off to make these Paleo Pizookies. I don’t think insurance covers cookie dough related accidents.
Paleo Chocolate Chip Pizookie
*Makes 2 mini skillets, 4-6 servings
2 cups sifted blanched almond flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 cup Enjoy Life Mini Chocolate Chips (soy free, dairy free)
1 organic cage-free egg
1/3 cup raw honey (melted)
1/4 cup coconut oil (melted)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla Extract
1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
2. Grease your mini 6″ cast iron skillets.
3. In a large bowl, mix together the almond flour, baking soda, and salt with a fork.
4. Add the chocolate chips to the dry mixture and combine.
5. In a small separate bowl, mix the wet ingredients together, honey, coconut oil, vanilla extract, and egg. You may need to heat the honey and coconut oil in order to liquefy them, remember to heat before you add the egg.
6. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry until evenly mixed.
7. Let the dough chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. Then fill both skillets evenly with dough. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Garnish with coconut milk ice cream and enjoy!
You have some chocolate on your face. It’s cool, I don’t think anyone noticed. This recipe is fun because you could get really creative with it. You could add macadamia nuts, almonds, walnuts or make half & half Pizookies. Like half chocolate chip, half almond butter cookie. You could also get creative with different coconut milk ice cream flavors. I just used vanilla. Booooring. But I have a blog to run here people, you understand, don’t you? You could even drizzle some chocolate sauce or Paleo Caramel Sauce on top, the possibilities are really endless. It’s your Pizookie, do what you want! Until next week…I’ll be taking a nap.