There are people who lean toward crisp cookies. Others who go for cakey ones. And some who favor chewy all the way.
Count me in that latter category. And these “Cherry Almond Cookies” have chewiness in spades.
The recipe is from “Cook with Me: 150 Recipes for the Home Cook” (Clarkson Potter) by Alex Guarnaschelli, executive chef of Butter Restaurant in New York, and a regular judge on the Food Network’s “Chopped.”
The book is all about fun, homey dishes, including some that her mother and father used to make.
At a time when so many baking ingredients are scarce at supermarkets, come these cookies to the rescue.
They require no all-purpose flour, no eggs, no granulated sugar, and no butter.
Which means they are gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free. It also means they are vegetarian, vegan, and paleo.
“The World’s Easiest Cookies” live up to their name. It’s a recipe from the cookbook, “World’s Easiest Paleo Baking: Beloved Treats Made Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, and with No Refined Sugars” (Lake Isle Press, 2016) by Elizabeth Barbone, which I spied on the Kitchn site.
These cookies use only four ingredients: finely ground almond flour, baking powder, maple syrup, and vanilla extract.