What? Chocolate Chip Cookies for us paleo/primal eaters?? Yes, you read correctly! Chocolate Chip Cookies! One of my very favorite things to eat. So, of course I had to find an alternative recipe to the regular one I tried so hard to master and luckily, I got a winner on my first attempt! As a side note, did you know that the Chocolate Chip Cookie was invented by accident in the early 1930s? Who knew? I love how “mistakes” can turn into something wonderful. Don’t forget that. Okay, onward…
Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
In one bowl mix up:
- 1- 1/2 cup of chunky, unsweetened applesauce
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup or less of honey (this can even be omitted as the applesauce is a great sweetener by itself)
- 2 tsp of vanilla
In a separate bowl put:
- 3 cups of almond flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup unsweetnened coconut
And then mix the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients.
Then stir in a bag of dark chocolate chips (Anything over 60% cocoa is great here). You can even break up a dark chocolate bar and add that in place of the chips. No semi-sweet or milk chocolate ( I shouldn’t have to tell you this, but just in case you were going to try to sneak that one by me!)
In a regular recipe, the dough is the best part in my opinion. Although I feel this dough is good, I think with this recipe, the finished product is the best part. These cookies do not melt like regular cookies so I scooped the dough onto the sheet and then pressed them down a bit to make them flat. You can see there is not a whole lot of difference between precooked and cooked.
Cook about 12 minutes (usually not any less than that). The tops of them will turn golden brown so you know they are done. Let them sit for a few minutes on the cookie sheet before moving them to a cooling rack. Cookies are nice and chewy. You can store in the fridge for a few days or in freezer for up to a week.
Once they have cooled a bit, taste one (believe me, as tempting as it is, let them cool before going all cookie monster on me and chomping down on one; the chocolate is HOT!) Try to eat only one, I dare you. But of course, eat them in moderation. They are a rare sweet treat!!