An overdue post. I baked these cookies last week, and the recipe I used was supposedly one that claimed to be for the best chocolate chip cookies ever! And I think they didn’t disappoint. Indeed, these were some awesome chocolate chip cookies!! <3 Chocolate-y, chewy and almond-y :D I actually liked the nutty taste! And who doesn’t love almonds ^^
Big plus point is that these cookies are more nutritious than the store bought variety, filled with natural ingredients :D
I adapted the recipe from here. There’s actually nutritional info for these cookies on the actual site too, but don’t think I’ll include them here because the ingredients I used are not exactly identical, plus I had a teeny bit more cookies (smaller size I guess), so it may not be the same haha. Feel free to hop over to the actual site for a rough estimate if you’re curious though!
So anyway, here’s my version!
Makes 13 (more or less depending on the size of your cookies!)
- 1 c. almond meal
- scant ¼ t. sea salt
- ⅛ t. baking soda (I’m kinda curious why baking soda is used for many paleo recipes instead of baking powder haha)
- ¼ t. cinnamon
- 3 T. ghee, melted
- 2 T. honey
- 1½ t. vanilla
- ½ t. water
- 4 T. chopped dark chocolate, depending on personal preference
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix the almond meal, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon.
- Stir in the ghee, honey, and vanilla.
- Add in water to bring everything together (may add a little more if necessary).
- Stir in the chopped chocolate last.
- With wet hands (so the dough won’t stick to your hands), form little balls of dough and place them on a lined baking tray. Flatten each ball to about 1/2-inch thick (not too thin as they spread a little).
- Bake for 8-10 minutes until the edges are golden-brown.
- Let them sit on the pan for 5-10 minutes (they firm up during this time, so this is an important step!).
- Enjoy! :D