2012/07/28

Recipe: Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies


Around 5pm, I decided that I would die if I didn't have some chocolate chip cookies. Luckily, I happened to have these Enjoy Life chocolate chips laying around (translation: bag was open on my kitchen counter, and I've been sneaking handfuls). No guilt trip here - they are gluten, dairy, soy, and peanut free. I found them at my local Whole Foods.

Around 6:30pm, I was stuffing my face with some chocolate chip cookies.  If you can, try to predict your chocolate craving about an hour in advance. There are 2 reasons for this, and they are explained in the directions. This should be easy for most, because the chocolate craving is always there.

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups sifted blanched almond flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 whole egg
1/2 cup Enjoy Life chocolate chips

1. Let egg and maple syrup come to room temperature, about 30 minutes. (Reason #1)
2. Mix the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, salt) together in a bowl.
3. Mix the wet ingredients (coconut oil, vanilla extract, maple syrup, egg) together in a separate bowl.
4. Pour the wet into the dry. Incorporate well.
5. Mix in the chocolate chips. Throw in the fridge to cool for 30 minutes. (Reason #2)
6. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
7. Spoon batter onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet. I made mine about 1" in diameter.
8. Throw in oven for 7 minutes. Push down the top of the cookies with the back of a spatula (gives them a better shape - not necessary). Continue baking for 5 more minutes.
9. Let cool, and enjoy!

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