Sunday, June 19, 2011
paleo chocolate chip cookies- soooo healthy, SO delicious!
After having these paleo cookies, made without any flour but blanched almond flour, which is simply finely ground almonds, I don't think I'll ever have to eat another "normal" cookies. These cookies hit the spot!
2 1/2 cups blanched, finely ground almond flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup warm coconut or grapeseed oil
1/2 cup agave nectar or honey
1 T vanilla extract
1/2 cup coarsely chopped dark chocolate
In a large bowl, combine almond flour, salt, and baking soda. In a medium bowl, blend coconut oil, honey or agave, and vanilla. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry until combined. Fold in the chocolate, then refrigerate the dough for about 20 minutes. While in fridge, pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper (these cookies are SUPER sticky so do this). Drop 1 T of dough at a time onto the prepared sheets and press down with the palm of your hand to flatten each cookies and leave 2 inches between each cookie. Bake for 7-10 minutes until slightly golden, and allow to cool for 20 minutes before moving cookies. Enjoy!!
I love these so much, not only because they are so healthy, but they are PACKED with protein. You can eat one of these as an easy and delicious snack/dessert and you just helped yourself to a homemade protein bar. Enjoy sparingly, because they are still calorie dense, but the calories are GOOD calories! Also, once you open a pack of almond flour, make sure to put it into a sealed container and refrigerate.