Paleo chocolate chip cookies

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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!

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Makes 13 (more or less depending on the size of your cookies!)

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix the almond meal, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon.
  3. Stir in the ghee, honey, and vanilla.
  4. Add in water to bring everything together (may add a little more if necessary).
  5. Stir in the chopped chocolate last.
  6. 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).
  7. Bake for 8-10 minutes until the edges are golden-brown.
  8. Let them sit on the pan for 5-10 minutes (they firm up during this time, so this is an important step!).
  9. Enjoy! :D
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