PALEO CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
The holidays are here and with it comes the consumption of an ungodly amount of Christmas cookies. Every Christmas I bake the more conventional chocolate chip cookies but after a few batches, the family and I are left bloated and nauseous. So I decided to switch to the Paleo’s chocolate chip cookies and today I am going to share my recipe with you.
Firstly, why would choose Paleo’s CCC’s? Well, I am all about providing a nutritious life for me and my family and with it comes conscious indulgences! But taste does matter especially for the young ones and that’s why Paleo’s chocolate chip cookies are an amazing choice.
These cookies are moist and tender with little pieces of chocolate freckled all over, which will satisfy any cookie yearnings you may have. Plus, these are low carb cookies free of any gluten, grain, dairy, and processed ingredients!
Now on to the magical recipe.
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted and cooled
1/2 cup coconut sugar
1 cup almond flour
1/4 cup coconut flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3 oz 80% dark chocolate, coarsely chopped*
Coarse sea salt, for sprinkling
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a large bowl, add in beaten egg, melted and cooled coconut oil, coconut sugar, and vanilla extract. (Please make sure your coconut oil is cool!) Next add in almond flour, coconut flour, and baking soda, mixing well to combine and form a dough. Fold in dark chocolate chunks. You may need to use your hands to moisten the dough so that it sticks together well.
- Use a cookie scoop or large tablespoon to drop dough onto ungreased baking sheet. Gently flatten the dough with your hand. Bake for 11-13 minutes, or until edges are slightly golden brown. Sprinkle with coarse sea salt and allow to cool on cookie sheet for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to finishing cooling. Makes 12 cookies.
Olive oil will also work well in lieu of the coconut oil.
I always use dairy-free chocolate bars. Alter Eco has some great ones to check out.