Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

Nothing is more satisfying than a homemade chocolate chip cookie.  You may or may not have noticed that I have a few chocolate chip cookie recipes on my blog, but this one is probably the easiest and fastest one that I have come up with.  With only a few all natural ingredients, you are about 15 minutes away from a big batch of healthy cookies.  Almond flour is the main ingredient here, which you can find at Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, the Commissary, many retail grocers, or you can make your own by grinding almonds into a fine powder in a food processor.  Grain and refined sugar free desserts are just as delicious as the real thing.  Try them and enjoy guilt free!

Crunchy on the outside, soft in the center.  Yum!
Ingredients (makes 9 large cookies):
3c almond flour
1/2c butter, softened
1/2c honey
2 large eggs
1tsp baking soda
1tsp salt
1tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2c chocolate chips (I used Ghirardelli 60% cocoa chips)

1. Preheat oven to 375F.  In a large bowl, beat butter and honey.  Add in eggs, almond flour, baking soda, salt and vanilla.  Mix well.  Stir in chocolate chips.
2. Line a baking sheet with nonstick foil (genius invention by the way).  Add a golfball size scoop of batter to the pan.  Repeat with the remaining batter.  I pushed mine down a little bit so they weren't completely round.
3. Bake in the center of a preheated oven for 10 minutes.  They are done when they are golden brown (like them crispy like me... cook them a bit more... like them soft... cook them a bit less).
4. Serve warm or at room temp.  Enjoy!
Note:  Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to a week.

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