I came across this interesting list of “paleo” cookie recipes. All fads aside, I do like the idea of minimizing empty calories in favor of anything that is fiber and protein rich, i.e., nuts! And most of these use nut meal in place of white flour, which a-ok by me. As long as they’re not walnuts.

So, for my first cookie, I made these:

cinnamon pecan cranberry

Based on this.

Which I modified to:

2 cups pecans
1 1/2 t. cinnamon
20 cranberries soaked in water (maybe on my next trip to Basra…)
1 T maple syrup

Process it all together and then drop in balls onto parchment-covered cookie sheets, bake at 350F for 10 minutes. Cool completely before removing.