4.25.2013

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have made these cookies on two occasions and both times they were devoured in an alarmingly short period of time. Because, well...they are awesome. So if you want to fill your face with delicious, comfort food goodness without all the guilt associated with GMO infested goods, I suggest you make these cookies pronto!
Ingredients:
2 1/2 cups blanched almond flour
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup grapeseed oil
1/2 agave nectar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup dark chocolate (73% cacao) I used these gluten, dairy, nut, and soy free chocolate chips.

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper. In a large bowl, combine the almond flour, salt, and baking soda. In a medium bowl, whisk together the grapeseed oil, agave nectar, and vanilla extract. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry until thoroughly combined. Fold in the chocolate and then refrigerate for 20 minutes. Spoon the dough onto the baking sheets, pressing them down with the palm of your hand to flatten, leaving 2 inches between each cookie. Bake for 7 to 10 minutes or until lightly golden. Let the cookies cool and then serve warm. Makes about 18 cookies.
Recipe from the Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook.

I confess. I ate way too many of these cookies, but the great part is I didn't experience any of the stomach pains that usually arise after I eat sweet treats. Gluten, dairy, and refined sugar free desserts are surprisingly delicious and most likely won't upset your stomach if you have a sensitive system like myself. You can still enjoy sweets without the setbacks associated with gluten and dairy intolerances! My story is proof of that! If you haven't read about my yeast free/paleo journey yet, you can do so here. Enjoy!

9 comments:

TotallyBrenda.com said...

these look delicious. i need to go buy myself some almond flour.

michelle said...

i need to try these. i just found out i'm lactose intolerant. and have been missing cookies!

Tyah Ferguson said...

Holy crap! I was dying for a Paleo Choc Chip recipe that was honestly vouched for as delicious! This could be dangerous :) Thanks for the recipe!

Sarah and Stewart said...

If these are as delicious as they look I'm definitely going to try them!

Natashalh said...

I'll have to give these a try! Gluten and dairy don't cause me problems every single time I eat them, but they usually do and I try to avoid them. Great photos, too!

Courtney B said...

Ooooh I'm dying to try these! Pinned them and I'll be making these asap!!

Half Baked said...

These look like the kinda thing two of my gluten fee cookie monsters would LOVE!

Stopping by from the Aloha blog hop

Callie {FirstComesLove} said...

Where do you get your almond flour from? I was getting almond meal from Trader Joe's because it was $4 a bag instead of the $12 a bag for almond flour. It's way grittier but at least it was 1/3 of the price. But now we don't live by a Trader Joe's so I need to find something new! (can you tell I did a big blog catch up today? :)

ts143ds said...

These look delicious! I don't have grapeseed oil can I use coconut oil instead?

Thanks!

Darlene