I admit I am a chocoholic. I am a freak when I get a craving for something sweet, and have been known to put my kids to bed before 7 just so I can go on an uninterrupted baking rampage!
Latley I’ve been trying to wean myself and my kids off of sugar – not so easy now that I have passed on my sweet tooth to them. I feel a little less guilty knowing I am making it all from scratch, and from good organic/non GMO sources.
I must share the yummiest cookies with you! I adapted the recipe from Oatmeal with a Fork last week.
They came out great, taste amazing and the girls love them, so they will be a new staple in our dessert dish!
The Best Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever
Author: Lauren Goslin
Prep time: 5 mins Cook time: 10 mins Total time: 15 mins
1 c. almond meal
scant 1/4 t. sea salt
1/8 t. baking soda
1/4 t. cinnamon, optional, but delicious!
3 T. coconut oil or butter, melted
2 T. Honey or maple syrup (I substituted Organic Agave Syrup
1 1/2 t. vanilla
1-3 t. water
2-4 T. chopped dark chocolate, depending on your personal preference (I used 3 T.) (I substituted with Ghiaradelli semi sweet chips
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Mix the almond meal, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon.
Stir in the coconut oil, honey/maple syrup, and vanilla.
Add in water as needed to bring everything together.
Stir in the chopped chocolate last.
Bake for 10-11 minutes on a well oiled or parchment paper-lined cookie sheet (the edges should be golden).
Let them sit on the pan for 5-10 minutes (they firm up during this time, so this is an important step!).
Remove and enjoy!
Nutrition facts are based on using maple syrup and 4 tablespoons of dark chocolate. Weight Watchers points (new system): 4
Serving size: 9 Calories: 139 Fat: 11.2 g Saturated fat: 5.3 g Unsaturated fat: 5.9 g Trans fat: 0 g Carbohydrates: 8.2 g Sugar: 5.6 g Sodium: 71 mg Fiber: 1.5 g Protein: 2.6 g Cholesterol: 1 mg