BEST PALEO CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES {GRAIN FREE + DAIRY FREE + SOY FREE + GLUTEN FREE}

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Can you think of a better way to start the week than chocolate chip cookies? ...No? Me either. That's why I have made these bad boys every week for meal prep and every week they are demolished *cough Brennan cough* Sidenote: he actually told me not to share with y'all this recipe because he doesn't want the goods out in public, but, you know, here we are.

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A couple months ago when I was doing my friend Jess' Sexy Sugar Cleanse, I felt amazing. Then, when I started incorporating some foods back in, I felt not-so-amazing. Since then, in the process of trying to figure out what is causing my digestion/GI troubles, I've been eating a "diet" based on what makes me feel good: minimal grains, dairy, starchy veggies, and sugar.

One thing I really craved? Chocolate chip cookies. Naturally I had to find a way to satisfy that dang sweet tooth of mine. And trust me when I tell you these have done the trick.

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Have I talked them up enough yet? Will you believe me when I tell you there is no refined sugar, no dairy, no grains, no soy, no gluten, no BS. Just pure, yummy, homemade goodness. In all seriousness, my mom is one of the best bakers (this is punny if you really know me) I know and she even approves.

Without further ado, the long-awaited recipe... let me know what you think ;)

*I have not tested using any other form of flour OR with flax egg to make them vegan. However, feel free to experiment and let me know how they turn out!

 

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Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies
Super yummy taste like your grandma's homemade chocolate chip cookies... and they're paleo
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups almond flour, I prefer Bob's Red Mill
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp cashew butter, I used Georgia Grinders
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips, I used Enjoy Life dairy-free
Instructions
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Beat together coconut oil and coconut sugar until smooth. Add the egg and vanilla extract, mix until smooth. 2. Add almond flour, baking soda, and salt to the wet ingredients and mix until fully incorporated. Add cashew butter and mix until even consistency. 4. Fold in chocolate chips (may add more/less if desired). 5. Use a cookie scoop and/or your hands to form cookies into equal balls and place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. *The batter tends to feel "greasy" - this is normal as long as they're not falling apart. 6. Using two or three fingers, lightly press down on each ball of dough. Bake for 7-8 minutes or until just golden brown around the edges.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 16 cookies

xx,

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