Almond Joy Recipe

These days, allergies are everywhere! It is hard to meet anyone who is not allergic to something. Especially when working with little ones! Lately, a rise in gluten and lactose intolerance in children has left many people wondering…well, what CAN I bake for my children, or the children I nanny for?

Enter GOOP. No, not actual GOOP! Though I am sure the kids would love that! GOOP AKA Gwyneth Paltrow, and her cookbook “It’s All Good” proves that you can have your cookies, and eat them too! Below is a cookie recipe so easy and tasty, it just may become a staple.

Adapted from the cookbook “It’s All Good,” by Gwyneth Paltrow.

Salty Almond Butter Cookies

First things first: Set the oven to 350F.

Now, here is what you need:

  • 1 Cup of Almond Butter (I like Justin’s brand best.)
  • 1 Cup of Maple Syrup
  • ½ teaspoon of Sea Salt
  • 1 teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
  • 1.5 Cups of Gluten Free Flour (I like Bob’s Red Mill – you will need to add Xanthan Gum to this, ¾ teaspoon, Bob’s also sells that.)
  • ½ teaspoon Baking Powder

Get mixing!

Mix together the dry ingredients in one bowl, and the wet in another. Combine and stir, stir, stir! Once the mixture is well blended, use a spoon and your hands to form small balls. Place the balls of dough on parchment paper, and flatten them with your fingertips. It may help to dampen your fingers with a bit of water.

Bakers gonna bake! Now, you can pop them in the oven for 12 minutes! Once they are done baking, let them cool on a rack (or a plate) before you eat them up.
Enjoy!

Written by Alex Draper:
Originally from Denver, Colorado Alexandra has lived in Vancouver since 2006. She joined Nannies on Call in the fall of 2014, bringing with her a wealth of customer service and administrative experience.  Alexandra has also worked as an Au Pair in Italy, Switzerland, and the Turks and Caicos Islands.  When she is not recruiting awesome nannies for Vancouver, she can be found reading, writing, and practicing yoga (emphasis on the practicing.)

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