Chocolate Almond Cookies (Gluten Free!)
1/2 cup pureed sweet potatoes
3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
3 tablespoons almond butter
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup almond flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
Chocolate chips and almonds (optional)
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat cookie sheets with cooking spray or oil.
In a large mixing bowl, using a mixer on medium speed, beat together sweet potatoes, confectioners' sugar, almond butter, egg, vanilla, almond extract and baking soda until well combined and smooth. Beat in almond flour and cocoa powder until well combined. Drop heaping tablespoons of dough onto cookie sheets. Press chocolate chips and almonds into dough. Press dough dough to flatten, with damp hands (if desired), for flatter cookies.
Bake 15 minutes or until risen and slightly crisp. Cool 2 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool.
Makes about 10 large cookies