Don’t think I haven’t noticed that I have never put up a recipe for Paleo cookies on a site that has the word “cookie” in the title.
Now I have finally made a cookie, so I don’t have to feel weird about that anymore.
Warning: Bake these only when you have guests over or are making them as a gift for someone else. If you are inclined to go bananas when chocolate is around–as I am–you may find that these get you into trouble with the whole, “just one more” rationale.
Not that I did that.
But for those of you with tremendous willpower who can throw your Paleo cookies into the freezer and take one out for a treat now and then, carry on. I salute you.
Those little white flecks in the photo are small almond pieces. I grind up sliced almonds and use it as flour. In recipes like this one, I don’t sift out the tiny chunks that are left over because I (a) like the little bit of texture they give, and (b) am lazy and not a perfectionist.
For the chocolate chips, I cut up five squares of a Lindt Excellence 90% Cocoa Bar. The only problem is that it makes them sloppy; you will get chocolate on your hands when you eat them, even after they’ve cooled.
Another option is the Enjoy Life Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips. They are certified gluten free and a favorite amongst the GFers.
If you like your cookies chewy, I think you’re really going to like these. I know they have a lot of honey (sugar), but they might be a little blandish if you cut it to 1/4 cup.
They are done when you touch the top of one and it doesn’t cave in, but is still a little bit springy.
Paleo Cookies: Chewy Chocolate Chip
- 2 1/2 cups almond flour
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 1/4 cup baking cocoa
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 egg yolks
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup raw honey
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 cup chocolate of choice (chopped dark chocolate bar or chocolate chips)
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- Whisk together almond flour, coconut flour, cocoa, salt, and baking soda.
- In a larger bowl, whisk together egg yolks, vanilla, honey, and coconut oil.
- Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture. Whisk together until smooth.
- Fold in your chocolate.
- Add spoonfuls to a parchment-lined cookie sheet.
- Bake for 15 to 18 minutes.
- Cool Paleo cookies on a wire rack.
- Don’t eat them all!
© Liz Davis If CaveMom Baked Cookies 2012 | Paleo Cookies: Chewy Chocolate Chip