Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles @ Common Sense Homesteading

These chocolate chip cookie dough truffles are made with almonds, coconut oil, honey, chocolate chips, vanilla and a dash of salt, and can be coated with chocolate or served plain.  (The first batch disappeared before I got a chance to dip them.) Once you try these tasty little cookie bites, you’ll be hooked.  Even my somewhat finicky husband loves them.  They’re a great way to get more coconut oil into your diet.  (The Tropical Traditions website has a great recipe page with dozens of recipes using coconut products.)

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Gluten Free Strawberry Shortcake with Almond Flour

Gluten Free Strawberry Shortcake with Almond Flour

It’s strawberry season in our area, and the boys and I have hit two different pick your own patches.  (You can read about that in the post Strawberry Picking.)  With all the strawberries in the house, I had a taste for strawberry shortcake, but I really wanted to try a version with almond flour.  It just seemed to me that strawberries and almonds would go well together.  I did some hunting online (I think I may have to add the Almond Flour cookbook to my wishlist), but most of the recipes I found either used a lot of sugar or artificial sweeteners.  Finally, I decided to tweak a recipe from one of my favorite gluten free bloggers – Kelly at The Spunky Coconut.  Kelly made a really pretty Strawberry Birthday cake for her daughter, so I modified her recipe a bit and teamed it up with strawberries and whipped cream.  (Shared with permission.) [Read more…]