Disclosure: Do not make these if you have tastebuds. Really. I had higher standards for you, Gwynnie.
I am participating in the 10 day December Detox where you basically drink a cranberry lemon vinegar concoction before every clean meal. Clean eating basically means eating animals that wash their hands before each meal. Okay, it means eliminating all processed foods and eating whole unrefined foods. Eg: Whole grains such as millet, quinoa, and amaranth, and clean sugars like quality maple syrup, raw/manuka honey, and as much organic vegetables and fruits. I’m on the second day, and it is going decently well because knowing my dietary weaknesses for cookies and salty fried items would be my temptations, I knew to prep myself with some cookies to satiate my sweet tooth. Unfortunately, it is a disservice to cookies by calling these “cookies”. The cookie dough was even promising as my daughter and I both licked the spatula clean. And Maldon salt on cookies sounds promising. I even went so far to make my own almond butter. And to top it off, I even gussied mine up with some cacao nibs. But honestly, this was a waste of my Cup4Cup way-overpriced-gluten-free-flour-mix that I sparingly use. I think the only way to rescue these would be to dip them in melted Vahlrona chocolate ganache sprinkled with bacon… then deep fried and THEN rolled into a real cookie. But as one who does not want to admit cookie defeat, it’s now my mission to re-invent this recipe to something worthy enough to call a cookie again. I’m on a detox cleanse not a hunger strike here folks. Must. Have. Cookies.