I have been searching and searching for a Paleo chocolate chip cookie recipe that I actually like for about a year now. It’s been a long, sad, tasteless process, but I want y’all to know…
I found one.
I started the Paleo diet last December just to help with my anxiety, and it ended up helping my body fight other health issues too. Although I don’t stick to the diet as much as I should, I believe healthy food can be a great medicine!
But I really missed chocolate chip cookies – I missed a lot of desserts for that matter! I had found several three-ingredient and supposedly easy cookie recipes on Pinterest and other sites, but in none of these recipes would the dough stick together, and none of them tasted quite right. What was worse was that some recipes called for 6 eggs and hardly made any cookies! I ended up sticking with this Paleo mug cake that’s a delicious and easy substitute – but sometimes you just want to make an entire batch of cookies.
For some reason during my search, I didn’t think to look in my Paleo cookbook. I bought Make It Paleo (recipes from this book are also found here) sometime at the beginning of the year and planned on using it for lots of meals, but sometimes Pinterest makes me forget about that (oops). Eventually I gave up on my cookie search, but I’ve started trying to use the book more lately, and I came across a chocolate chip cookie recipe. Surprisingly I had all of the ingredients in my cabinets, so I went right to work because I was super-excited. Sadly, I didn’t hold out much hope for these after all of my failed Paleo cookie baking.
Boy, was I wrong not to believe in them. They ended up great – and look like the picture in the book!
These new cookies have changed my life (you’ve probably noticed a lot of things that have “changed my life” by now). They’re easy to whip up, and they taste fantastic. Almost a week later, I still have moist, sweet, and flavorful cookies that I don’t have to feel guilty eating. I’ve linked the recipe above, but in case you need it quickly, I’ll leave it here:
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 C semisweet chocolate chips (I use Enjoy Life)
- 1/2 C organic coconut oil, unrefined
- 1/2 C pure maple syup
- 2 whole pastured eggs
- 3 C blanched almond flour (I use Bob’s Red Mill)
- Preheat oven to 375*F
- In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients.
- In a small mixing bowl, beat eggs, maple syrup, and vanilla extract with a hand mixer.
- Pour wet ingredients into dry and beat with hand mixer until combined.
- Melt coconut oil, pour into batter, and continue to blend until combined.
- Stir in chocolate chips.
- On a parchment-lined baking sheet, drop balls of cookie dough, about a tablespoon in size.
- Bake for 15 minutes.
- Let cool and serve.