Where I Eat Epic Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Lately, I’ve gotten into the habit of enjoying a cookie or two on top of a mountain. These Paleo-ish Epic Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies are a perfect mid-hike treat. Of course, you don’t have to climb a mountain to enjoy them, they are also good wherever you happen to be.
Brown Butter is amazing and makes everything better. Basically, if a sweet recipe calls for butter, brown butter will make it better.
How Treats Fit into My Diet
To prepare for my upcoming Dahl Sheep Hunt I have been going in and out of ketosis. “How can you eat cookies?!”, you might ask. First off, I am a huge believer in the occasional treat when I’m not eating keto. But according to Dr. Cate Shanahan, even in ketosis, you can enjoy some carbs if you time them right with exercise.
So then you kind of emptied out those little suitcases in your muscles that store glycogen (during exercise), and so now you could just refill those suitcases, and it doesn’t take insulin to do that, either (allowing you to stay in ketosis). Balanced Bites Podcast
Plus, a cookie tastes its best when you are it enjoying with friends, surrounded by nature, after working hard. But seriously these cookies will taste great anytime.
These chewy Paleo-ish cookies are a nice little treat you can enjoy on top of a mountain or at your kitchen table.
2 1/2cupsalmond flour
1cupchocolatechips or chopped
In a medium saucepan melt butter over medium-low heat
Occasionally swirl, until the milk solids turn golden and the butter smells nutty.
Set aside and let cool off until you can comfortably touch the pot.
In a separate bowl, mix dry ingredients.
In the saucepan mix butter, dry ingredients, and wet ingredients.
Once completely mix together, fold in chocolate
Scoop about 1 tablespoon of dough on to silicon or parchment paper lines cookies sheets
Flatten out dough balls with a measuring cup
Bake in a pre-heated 350°F oven for 12-15 minutes or until the edges start to brown
Makes 30-35 cookies
*the instant coffee is optional but adds a nice bitter note to offset all the sweetness
Tips and Tricks
Here is a brown butter How-To video. Once you learn how you’ll never want to use plain butter again, I’ve even put it in my coffee! It has a great sweet, caramelly, nutty flavor. I’m not sure why it tastes so sweet, because to my knowledge it does not contain carbs.
I love my cookie scoop and use it for everything including Fat Bombs and mini muffins. Mine is a size #50, but I also have size #20 for muffins and cupcakes, and a large #12 I use for Keto flatbread.
Silicon mats are great for baking cookies, veggies, and sheet pan meals. They make clean up a breeze! Or use an unbleached parchment paper. You can use parchment paper a couple of time before you have to throw it away.
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Gina Shively is a Personal Health Cook and American Council on Exercise (ACE) certified Health Coach located in Anchorage Alaska. Her background includes a Bachelor’s of Science in Physiology from the University of Wyoming. For the past six years, she has lived in Alaska, where she can’t get enough of the active Alaskan lifestyle that for her includes hunting, fishing, hiking, and the occasional weekend race. She loves to cook for people and enjoys the challenge of making healthy food taste delicious. Her family includes two young boys, two packgoats, and a rambunctious Weimaraner, as well as a very patient husband.