On an additional note, like many people with gluten-intolerance, I have been trying to minimize my dairy-intake. The problems presented with dairy are often caused by lactose (the sugar in milk) or casein (the protein in milk). Since butter is mostly milk fat, it is ok for me to have occasionally. This is what I’ve decided works personally for me and everyone has different levels of sensitivity. Dr. Vikki Petersen of Health Now Medicial Center has great information for those with gluten-intolerance. Here is an article she wrote about eating butter on a dairy-free diet.
- ½ cup butter, softened
- ¼ cup coconut oil, softened
- ¾ cup brown sugar (or coconut palm sugar)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 3 cups blanched almond flour (see note below)
- 1¼ cups chocolate chips of choice
- ⅔ cup toasted walnuts (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter, coconut oil, and brown sugar. Add the vanilla and eggs, mixing until incorporated.
- Mix in the baking soda and salt. Add the almond flour, 1 cup at a time, beating well after each addition. Fold in the chocolate chips and walnuts with a wooden spoon.
- Form the dough into tablespoon rounds and place on the lined baking sheet about 3 inches apart. Bake for 11-13 minutes, or until golden brown around edges. Cool and enjoy! These cookies are best enjoyed the day they are baked.
You can refrigerate the dough prior to baking for 30 minutes to prevent the cookies from spreading too much.
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