Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

nutrition Nov 18, 2015

I’ve always had a sweet tooth and a love for chocolate, especially dark chocolate. Now I’ll admit, a few years ago, saying I had a sweet tooth was an understatement. It was an all out sugar addiction.

However, since I’ve eliminated refined sugar and processed foods from my diet and gone completely sugar free for a period of time, I don’t crave sweets like I used to. Many desserts actually taste way too sweet for me. It’s amazing how much sugar is added to foods these days.

With that said, I do still enjoy a taste of dark chocolate or a gluten-free treat occasionally. I recently made paleo chocolate chip cookies, and they were delicious and super easy to make! This recipe was adapted from Juli Bauer’s Paleo Cookbook, which I highly recommend purchasing. It’s loaded with tons of great recipes.

These cookies are a modified version of her two-toned chewy cookies. I decreased the coconut sugar content and omitted the two-toned effect, so they’re just regular chocolate chip cookies.

Honestly, I cut the sugar by half, and they’re still plenty sweet! I could probably omit the sugar all together, and they’d still taste good. So, if you’re looking for a healthy spin on an old classic, then be sure to give these cookies a try!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup natural almond butter (no added sugar)
  • ½ cup coconut sugar
  • 1 large egg, whisked
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of sea salt
  • ¼ cup dark chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, mix almond butter and coconut sugar using a large wooden spoon.
  3. Add egg and mix until well combined.
  4. Add the baking soda, vanilla, salt and mix well.
  5. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  6. Scoop out small balls of dough and place on baking sheet to make 10-12 cookies.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes until the cookies are baked through. Do not overcook.
  8. Let cool on the pan for 5-10 minutes.

Enjoy!!!

Please share your experience making these cookies in the comments section below!

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