February 14, 2018

Bomb AF Double Chocolate Paleo Cookies


Double Chocolate Paleo Cookies

Makes 16 small or 8 large cookies

Ingredients

3/4 cup (75 grams) almond flour
1/4 cup (32 grams) coconut flour
1/3 cup + 4 teaspoons (48 grams) Dutch-process cocoa powder (using regular natural cocoa powder may result in cakey cookies)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
7 tablespoons (98 grams) coconut oil (if your coconut oil is a little melty, put it in the fridge for about 10-20 minutes or until firmer, like softened butter. If you use slightly melted coconut oil, the dough will be greasy and the chocolate chips will be hard to incorporate.)Or use unsalted butter at room temp.
3/4 cup (150 grams) coconut sugar or brown sugar (the ones in the photo were with brown sugar, but I have made with coconut sugar and they are equally delicious, just a little puffier)
6 tablespoons (98 grams) natural almond or cashew butter (the kind with just nuts and salt), room temperature
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 large egg, room temperature (or 1 chia egg for vegan)
1 cup (170 grams) semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided (use paleo / dairy-free chocolate, if needed)

Directions
1. Preheat the oven to 350 °F (175 °C) and line a baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper.
2. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the almond flour, coconut flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
3. In a large mixing bowl with an electric hand mixer or using a stand mixer, beat together the fat and sugar at medium speed until well combined, about 1 minute. If you use coconut oil, it may not come together easily. If that's the case, use your hands to combine it and then beat another 20 seconds.
4. Beat in the almond butter and vanilla extract on medium speed and mix until combined. Beat in the egg on low and mix until well incorporated. Stir in the flour mixture until well combined. Then stir in 3/4 cup (128 grams) chocolate chips.
5. Roll the dough into 8 (93-gram) balls and place the remaining 1/4 cup (43 grams) of chocolate chips on the top and on the sides of the dough balls. Place 3" apart on the prepared baking sheet. Press the cookies down lightly with the palm of your hand.
5. Bake for 11-14 minutes (if using coconut sugar) or 12-15 minutes (if using brown sugar) or until the surface of the center of the cookies no longer appears wet. They'll be very soft but will continue to cook as they sit on the cookie sheet.
6. Let cool completely on the baking sheet. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Notes
I have used refined and unrefined coconut oil. If you use unrefined, these cookies may have a little coconut taste to them, but I enjoy the taste.
Butter works in these cookies but they're fudgier and in my opinion, better, with coconut oil.
For paleo: use coconut sugar, coconut oil, and paleo chocolate.
For dairy-free: use coconut oil and dairy-free chocolate.

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