Chloe watched as I sprinkled salt over freshly-chocolate-dipped cookies and asked incredulously: why salt?! It would make more logical sense to sprinkle more sugar on top of a cookie, rather than salt, especially to the mind of a 9 year old.
This launched us into a scientific discussion about the funny little phenomenon that happens in your taste buds when salt meets sweet.
Salt makes the cookies taste sweeter. And more delicious :-)
Enjoy this recipe for beautiful, chocolate-dipped cookies that’s perfect for sharing and gift-giving this holiday season. It’s also perfect for making on a lazy weekend to simply enjoy with a cold glass of milk!
½ cup palm shortening
½ cup creamy, no-sugar added peanut butter
1 cup coconut palm sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon sea salt
⅛ teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons coconut cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups blanched almond flour