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Maple Chocolate Kiss Cookies

A gluten-free and healthier twist on a cookie classic.

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup gluten-free all purpose flour (such as Bob’s Red Mill or Trader Joe’s)
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 10 chocolate candies of choice

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 and spray a standard cookie sheet with nonstick spray or olive oil.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, almond meal, baking powder, salt, coconut and cocoa powder. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the butter, syrup, egg and vanilla.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir well to combine.
  5. Using a spoon, make 10 large cookie shapes onto your cookie sheet. The mixture will be wet, so don’t worry about it being perfect.
  6. Bake for 9-10 minutes until set.
  7. Allow to cool on the cookie sheet for 1 minute before removing to cool on cookie sheets. After about 5 minutes, gently press your chocolate candy (like a kiss, small peanut butter cup, piece of peppermint bark, or half a chocolate truffle) on top of the cookie. Allow to finish cooling completely to set.

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