Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

These paleo chocolate chip cookies are the answer for everything! Whether it’s a joyous celebration like a birthday, another ordinary day of normalcy, or at the end of a rough week – these are the perfect cookies to enjoy any time and any day. They strike a delicate balance between crunchy, soft and chewy and they’re sweet, but not excessively so. The good thing is that you can adjust the amount of honey/maple syrup depending on your dietary restrictions or affinity (or distaste) for sweetness.

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Serving: About 10 small cookies

Ingredients:

  • 2-5 tablespoons of chopped (milk or dark) chocolate (or chocolate chips)
  • Dry ingredients
  • 1 cup almond meal or hazelnut flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • Dash of Sea Salt
  • Wet ingredients
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup (more if you want sweeter cookies)

Optional:

  • Walnuts, or other chopped nuts
  • Shredded Coconut flakes
  • Raisins
  • Dates, chopped
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Lightly grease a cookie sheet or line it with parchment paper.
  3. In a medium sized bowl, mix together the dry ingredients (almond meal/hazelnut flour, baking soda, salt and any spices that you may be using – like cinnamon or nutmeg).
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together the wet ingredients (egg, coconut oil, vanilla, honey/maple syrup).
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix well to incorporate everything together into a uniform batter. Do not over mix!
  6. Stir in the chopped chocolate bits or chocolate chips.
  7. Scoop up the dough by spoonfuls and form it into little balls. Place them on your baking sheet, about 1-inch apart from each other. You can then use a spoon or fork to flatten them.
  8. Place in oven. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the edges of the cookies are golden-brown.
  9. After removing them from the oven, let them cool for 5-10 minutes. Serve and enjoy!

If classic is your style, you can stick with the straight chocolate chip version of this recipe. If you’re in a mood to mix things up a bit and turn your batter into a party, you can add in shredded coconut, chopped nuts, raisins, or even some chopped dates. Adding spices like cinnamon and nutmeg will complement the other flavors in the recipe and add some warmth. You can make these paleo chocolate chip cookies in large batches and keep them stored in your freezer for future spontaneous indulgence. Bon appétit!

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