To support my cousin Shelly’s effort to feed her three kids sugar-free snacks, I have been on the hunt for a good chocolate chip recipe. Below is a recipe that I found in BakerGal that makes a tasty paleo friendly cookie.
- 1 1/4 cups of finely ground almond flour
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1/4 cup of raw honey
- 2 teaspoons of water
- 1/8 cup of coconut oil (We modified the ingredients of the original recipe slightly. We substituted coconut oil for macadamia nut oil.)
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup of dark chocolate chips (We used Dagoba brand with 73% cacao content.)
We mixed the dry ingredients in one bowl (flour, salt and baking soda) and the wet ingredients in another bowl (honey, water, vanilla extract and oil). We then combined the two and mixed. Once the mixture is even – we folded in the chocolate chips. At this point, I preheated the oven to 325F and also greased a baking sheet with coconut oil. Once the sheet was prepared, I added a large spoon full of cookie batter to the greased sheet. I then flattened the cookie with my palm and fingers. (The baking process will not flatten the cookie so it’s best to do this before baking.) I was able to make 12 cookies on one sheet with this recipe.
Put in the oven at 325F. Baker Gal says cooking time can vary anywhere from 4 minutes to 8 minutes. We are at 3000 ft. so I ended up cooking this for longer, and towards the end, increased the temperature to 350F. Keep an eye on the baking. Once the edges of the cookies start to brown it is time to remove them from the oven and set aside to cool.
We enjoyed these. They have the sweetness and texture of a cookie. Next time, we may add some crushed nuts (walnuts or macadamia nuts) to the cookie batter.
Other great Paleo Dessert recipes that we have tried and enjoyed include:
Gives these a try, too.