Monday, February 20, 2012

Grain Free Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies with Coconut

These are a twist on my favorite paleo chocolate chip cookies.  Adding walnuts gives them a nutty crunch and a bit of shredded unsweetened coconut makes them more chewy.  These might be my best cookies yet.  Enjoy!

A rich chewy cookie that is sure to cure your sweet tooth
1 1/2c blanched almond flour
1/8tsp baking soda
pinch salt
5tbs melted butter
3tbs pure maple syrup or amber agave nectar
2tsp vanilla extract
1 large egg
1/2c semi sweet chocolate chips
1/2c chopped walnuts
1/2c shredded unsweetened coconut (plus a bit more for cookie topping)

1. Preheat oven to 350F.
2. In a large glass bowl, melt butter. Stir in almond flour, baking soda and salt.
3. Stir in maple syrup, vanilla and the egg. Mix well (no need to use a hand mixer).
4. Stir in the chocolate chips, walnuts and coconut.
5. On a nonstick foil or parchment lined baking sheet, place rounded tablespoon size mounds of dough onto the sheet (should make about 12 cookies).  Top each cookie with a bit of coconut.  Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the coconut topping and the top of the cookie look golden brown.  Let cool and serve.

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