Soft “Paleo” Chocolate Chip Cookies

I love chocolate chip cookies, and I had perfected my recipe over the years. Thomas insisted that I keep that recipe a family secret, much to the disappointment of some fans of the cookies. I blame those cookies for about 10 pounds that I gained during my pregnancy with Sugar. Anyway, I have been trying various grain-free chocolate chip cookies over the past two years since I started following a paleo diet (not that cookies are paleo, but you know… a treat now and again is okay.) I never found a recipe that I liked enough to make more than once. I tweaked several different recipes and came up with one that my family and I love. The kids don’t even complain about wanting the old kind anymore!

Soft Grain-free Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 cups almond flour (locally, I get this at Brazos Natural Foods. It is the cheapest and best quality around. You can spend more and get Bob’s Red Mill, too.)
1/3 – 1/2 cup coconut palm sugar (I also get this at BNF, it has a lower glycemic level than regular sugar or honey)
6 Tablespoons butter, melted
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2-1 cup chocolate chips (Enjoy Life are good, so are dark Santa Barbara chocolate chips)

Melt your butter and stir together all the ingredients. No need to beat it or anything, just combine everything in a bowl, then stir in your chocolate chips. Bake at 350 for 8 minutes, no longer! They might not look all the way done, but let them cool completely on the cookie sheet. They are even better the next day, as if the almond flour softens more overnight. Makes about 15 cookies.

One Response to “Soft “Paleo” Chocolate Chip Cookies”

  1. Vivian says:

    Please post more paleo recipes, please and thank you! I appreciate them so much. Are you still working out? If so, can you post what your workouts look like or do you just do WOD?