The July 4 pool party last week at my friends Jess and Tanner’s place had this amazing spread– deviled eggs, slaw with homemade mayo, burgers and frozen watermelon and cantaloupe balls. The most popular item on the menu was dessert: almond butter cookies topped with cream and strawberries!
This wasn’t some sort of “paleo” meet up. Jess and Tanner have been following the paleo diet for a while and they just cooked the food that they would eat with options like burger buns, chips, etc. for the guests. There were a lot of people, including a few toddlers and kids. Not surprisingly, most people pretty much stuck to the paleo menu because it was delicious!
Cookies topped with cream and fresh fruit is a quick, easy, somewhat indulgent, paleo treat. As long as you don’t make a meal of it, you’ll be fine! Here is the recipe:
Cookies: (based on this recipe from FastPaleo.com)
* Note: These cookies are buttery and crumbly!
Topping: Cream and Strawberries
Jess used whipped cream for the party. If you’re trying to avoid /minimize dairy, coconut cream is a good alternative. Since I always have some in the pantry that is what I used.
There you have it – as paleo a dessert as the summer will allow. Happy munching!
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