Thursday, July 26, 2012

Cinna-choco Brownie Cookies

First of all, I cannot believe that 100 people like my page! I know there are other pages with thousands of likes but my "100" makes me feel like I have hit the jackpot! I literally scream out the number every time I get a like... It goes like this:

Me: 52!!!
Casey: Yay! 52!

I might even Facebook stalk the person (depending on privacy settings, hehe) Bonus points to SUPER EXCITED when the person is out of state! I'm beginning to feel like I'm doing what I should be doing in life, and things are falling into place. I am grateful that I have the opportunity to play a tiny role in spreading the word about Paleo. To celebrate, I made these insanely decadent cookies. They are super rich with a hint of cinnamon. Thanks again peeps! I am so happy that you all humor me and read my ridiculous posts.

Now eat the cookies!



Cinna-choco Brownie Cookies
2 8oz bags walnut chunks
1/2 cup honey + 3 Tbs.
3 Tbs. melted coconut oil
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 egg
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 Tbs. Vanilla
3.5 oz. 90% dark chocolate
Sea salt



Preheat oven to 350. Add walnuts to a food processor and grind until it turns to butter then add 3 Tbs. honey then coconut oil and cinnamon and mix until is smooth. Next, in a mixer, add the walnut mixture, egg, vanilla and blend. Then add in the remaining 1/2 cup honey, cocoa powder, baking soda and a few pinches of sea salt and mix until all ingredients are combined... it will be VERY sticky.  Break up a 3.5 oz choclolate bar (90%) into chunks and mix in using a spoon. Scoop out the dough (use your hands!) and place appropriately-sized balls of dough on a cookie sheet. Lightly dust with cinnamon and bake for 20 mins. You just made magic.

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29 comments:

  1. What kind of chocolate bar can we use in this cookie recipe?

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  2. Can.Not.Wait. To try these! They sound delicious.

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  3. The picture speaks louder than words. YUM!

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  4. Brittany you are great! For those of you who don't know I moved to Georgia, 15 hours away from one of my best friends....Brittany and I turned 30 last week. A true friend knows what makes me happy and sent me a batch of these cookies!!!! They also came w the molten lava cake and her lasagna. Couldn't ask for a better present halfway across the country! Did I mention it was all delicious?
    One of my friends tried it a cookie and could not believe it was paleo because it was "one of the best cookies, paleo or not, he had ever eaten". They are currently in his oven to prove they actually do taste that good lol!

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  5. You.Are.So Sweet! What a compliment...wow. Really WOW! I hop ehe lets me know how they turned out!!

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    1. Sabrina was kind enough to let me taste her birthday cookies too (After sled pulls of course)!! AMAZINGLY YUM!! Will definitely be making these in my kitchen soon! Ive made a few of your other recipes too and they are all delicious! Spreading the love all the way to Georgia!! Cant wait to meet ya :)

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    2. Well of course she made you earn them, she is Sabrina after all;) Feel free to let me know how they turn out or how anything from the blog turns out, and thank you!! I can't wait to visit and meet all of you!

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  6. Will decided to make these for a surprise. Unfortunately, our dog got a hold of the first batch (she's a cookie ninja) so he let me "taste" the dough ... and I ate the rest. Seriously. Delicious. Could be a base for a Paleo truffle? Made the for real cookies tonight ... my god ... they are the best thing I've had since going Paleo. But, we just used the Hersheys cocoa powder. Do you use a different kind? Will said they tasted a bit different than the ones tried. Thanks for the recipe ... and come visit!

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  7. Oh no! Another paleo dog in the making. Truffle...hmmm, good idea. I am glad to hear that you love them so much, that makes me happy!!! I use an organic brand(I'm all out and I don't remember the name) but just read the ingredients and make sure it only contains pure cocoa and you should be fine. Also, I'm working on the visit:)

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  8. Hey Brittany

    Sabrina let me try her cookies last week and they changed my life. Smells were sweeter and colors were brighter after just one bite. My girlfriend was out of town that night so I thought I'd give making these a shot as a surprise for her because I'm awesome like that.

    The recipe was pretty easy. As a man who doesn't spend a lot of time doing anything in the kitchen that isn't meat related I was hesitant, but it wasn't as terrible as I was expecting. The worst part was turning the walnuts into butter. Not because this was difficult, but because I had a friend over at the house trying to play Xbox and he was yelling at me about the food processor being too loud most of the time.

    So before I ate all the batter I was able to throw a dozen amorphous blobs into the oven. I had no idea what exactly a "pinch" of salt was or what an "appropriate" sized ball would be so I hoped for the best.

    I pulled them out and my house smelled delicious. However, I think 20 minutes might have been too long for my oven. The bottoms were a little burnt, but not too bad. Allow me to preface this with the fact that I was out of Aluminum foil and parchment paper. Don't know if either of those would have helped.

    I put the leftovers in a ziploc bag on the counter and sat on the couch eating batter with my friend for the next 20 minutes. Sometimes a man needs a "Fat Day". Nah'm saying?

    Cut to:
    I get home from work the next day to a completely destroyed ziploc bag and chocolate bar wrappers everywhere (I bought 2 bars). Needless to say, my dog Lola is also a big fan of your cookies and Alicia never even got to try them.

    Licia did however get to taste some of the batter that my fat ass didn't finish the night before that was still in the fridge. We made another batch last night and they turned out better (not burnt: we had parchment paper and only put them in for 12 mins) but they still aren't as moist and brownie like as the ones I had tried originally. Licia thinks you might use a different cocoa powder (we used the Hershey brand). Any ideas what we might be able to do?

    Sincerely
    Fatty McFatterson

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    1. I did reply to this but for some reason it's at the bottom of the page :/

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  9. I like how everyone so sweetly said Sabrina let me taste her cookies! By this they mean I broke a pinch off and handed it to them, keeping the rest for myself lol! They were soooo good!

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  10. Apparently my girlfriend also posted on here before me and I didn't realize it.

    Sincerely
    Oblivious McObliviouson

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    1. That's ok Dr. McObliviouson...If that even your real name...

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  11. ^^^ Lololololol. I didn't get a pinch, so I think Brittany should send more so I can taste what it's supposed to be like. ; ) On a similarly related note, I just downed three of these bad boys at work. PALEO. CRACK. - Alicia

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    1. :( Those selfish CrossFitters! Get addicted, my future depends on it!

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  12. First of all this sounds just like Casey, pretty sure you two were separated at birth. I don't know why, but this entire comment reminds me of something he said the other day. I came home from the store with 85% chocolate (because they were out of 90%) and he said "what's this 85% chocolate bullsh*t?" I thought it was hilarious.

    Ok back to your comment. I am so glad that I have touched your life in such a great way, that was my purpose when making these cookies...well that and world peace. Which is totally do-able because who could be mad after they eat these? I am also happy that Lola stole. She is obviously begging to be a #paleopet, wake up! Although it wasn't very nice of her to eat the surprise.

    Now for the questions. I would move your oven rack up, it may be too low and that would cause the bottom of the cookies to burn. I would also make sure your walnut butter is super smooth (no tiny little walnut chunks) and when combining the rest of the ingredients together i.e vanilla, egg, etc. Really mix it, almost until it looks whipped. Finally, a "pinch" of salt or anything for that matter is just that-- a pinch. Take your thumb and index finger and grab as much as you can with just those two fingers, that's a pinch. As far as the cocoa goes I can't remember what brand I get but it's organic and it is 100% pure cocoa powder. I hope this helps and thanks for the passionate comment about the cookies!!

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  13. Could you substitute for pecans? Or, almonds?

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    1. I would use pecans, I think almonds would throw ogg the recipe.

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  14. These look Soooo good. And I don't like walnuts, so I might make them just so I have a good way to stuff some good nutty fat and protein into myself. ;)

    (I imagine almonds would make them drier?)

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    1. You wont really taste the walnuts. Oh yes, the best way to get fat and protein;)

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  15. I love chocolate! My sweet tooth is my kryptonite! I will be making these very soon! I have all the ingredients, now I just need some spare time! Lol!

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    1. My sweet tooth is legit. If you find any of this "spare time" mail some to me! Don't forget to let me know how they turn out.

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  16. Hey these cookies are delicious! Me and my mom made them last week and everyone loved them. Thanks for sharing this recipe it is awesome!

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    1. Thank you! Hope you try more recipes soon!

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