December 21, 2014
Confession time. I like cookies. A lot. I could eat a shameful number of them in one sitting. But since starting on a Paleo diet and being more mindful about my eating habits, I haven’t been eating too many cookies. But, it’s Christmas, so cookies!
I was planning on putting aside the Paleo for Christmas and making those delicious cookies with Crisco (*Crisco*) in them. But once I started pulling out the recipes, I realized I couldn’t do it. I just couldn’t do it.
And along came these paleo chocolate chip cookies that are every bit as good as the traditional flour, butter and brown sugar cookies!
They are chewy and chocolatey, and you could easily sit down and eat 5. Although, you shouldn’t. Savor one and share with a friend.
I served these cookies up with dairy-free peppermint hot chocolate (recipe to come!) for a perfect Christmas time treat!
I used unblanched almond meal/flour, because that’s what I had on hand. But if you use blanched almond flour, I would think these cookies would appear less grainy, more “normal.” I also used Nestle chocolate chips, because the store in which to buy Enjoy Life chocolate chips is farther away, and I was being lazy. But you should use Enjoy Life. Skip the questionable ingredients.
These cookies are quick and easy to whip up. And only make 12, so you don’t have to worry about over indulging for days on end.
And if you’d like to spend an afternoon baking Christmas cookies, try out these Paleo cookie recipes from around the web:
Coconut Flour Shortbread Cookies from the Pink Sprinkle
Soft and Chewy Double Chocolate Chip Cookies from PaleOMG
Paleo Sugar Cookies form A Girl Worth Saving
- 1 & 1/4 cups almond flour
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup Enjoy Life chocolate morsels
- Preheat oven to 350F
- In a medium bowl, combine almond flour, salt and baking soda
- In a separate bowl, mix coconut oil, honey and vanilla extract until well blended
- Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix until well blended
- Mix in chocolate chips
- Line baking sheet with parchment paper and add 12 spoonfuls of batter on to baking sheet. Cookies will spread, so give them space
- Bake for 8-10 minutes
Source: Livin Paleo Cuisine