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Gluten-free Chocolate Chunk Cookies

1 poundalmond meal made with unblanched almonds
1/2 teaspoonsalt
1/2 teaspoonbaking soda
1 teaspoonground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoonnutmeg, freshly grated
1-1/4 cup (2-1/2 sticks)unsalted butter, melted and cooled
Zest of one orange
2 teaspoonspure vanilla extract
1 cuplight or dark brown sugar, packed
1 cupsliced almonds, toasted (optional)
2 cupsdark chocolate chips or chunks
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Gluten-free Chocolate Chunk Cookies - Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

2. Melt butter. Cool before using in step 4.

3. In medium bowl, combine dry ingredients: almond meal, salt, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir or
whisk together.

4. In another medium bowl, whisk together brown sugar and wet ingredients: melted butter, orange zest
and vanilla extract.

5. Pour wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and mix well with spoon or spatula. Carefully stir in
sliced almonds, if desired.

6. Make dough balls with a one-tablespoon portion scoop. Mold dough around 2 chocolate chips or
chocolate chunks. Place dough balls one inch apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Flatten each
ball slightly with fingers.

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Gluten-free Chocolate Chunk Cookies - Instructions Continued

7. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until cookies are firm and light brown. Cool on cookie sheet for a few
minutes. Transfer cookies to wire rack to cool completely. Makes about 5 dozen cookies

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