A Healthier Way to Make Cookies
As every good cookie lovers knows, one of the best parts about making homemade cookies is preparing the cookie dough from scratch (and maybe even sampling a spoonful or two of it). This recipe is no exception. It starts by mixing together the almond flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. If you’ve never used almond flour to make your cookies before, then you’re in for a real treat. It has a naturally sweet flavor and an almost buttery texture when baked. Almonds in general are incredibly beneficial for your cardiovascular health (1) and almond flour is no exception.
Coconut Sugar, A Low Glycemix Index Sweetener
With those ingredients combined, turn your attention to mixing together the ghee (or if you’d prefer, grass fed butter can also be used as an acceptable alternative) with the coconut sugar. Unlike sugar cane and other natural sugar sources, coconut sugar is quite low on the glycemic index, making it an ideal baking sugar for your paleo needs. The next step is then to add in a single egg with some vanilla extract as well. Beat this mixture well and then blend it into your almond flour mixture.
Dairy-Free and Sugar-Free Chocolate Chips
Your cookie dough is nearly all set, and if you sample it at this point, you’ll taste the delicious chocolate flavor provided by the cocoa powder. But we’re not done yet! Next you’ll be adding in some dairy and sugar-free semi sweet chocolate chips to really take the chocolate factor to the next level. By using these natural chocolate sources for this recipe, not only will your cookies end up with that delightfully decadent flavor you’re looking for, but you’re also ensuring that these chocolate brownie cookies are also providing your body with helpful antioxidants as well. (2)
Top It Off with Some Ice Cream
What’s a chocolate brownie without some ice cream? We have some amazing paleo ice cream recipes for you to try. Get creative with your combinations. We love our classic vanilla, but there’s always double chocolate for all you chcocolate lovers out there. Cap it off with some fresh fruit on top to cut through the richness of the dessert. Yum!
There’s nothing better than spending the holiday season with your loved ones, making new memories and sharing in some delicious food. It’s definitely the time of year to indulge! Enjoying treats such as these chocolate brownie cookies shouldn’t make you feel guilty–especially if they’re made using this recipe to be completely paleo-friendly.
Speaking of perfectly decadent chocolate brownies and cookies, we also have several other fantastic recipes for both that you might like to try out for even more guilt-free paleo treats. Here’s some of my personal favorites:
- 1 egg
- 2/3 cup coconut sugar
- ½ cup ghee, softened
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1 1/3 cups almond flour
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- pinch of salt
- 1/3 cup dairy free, sugar free semi sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
- In a bowl place the almond flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and pinch of salt.
- Stir to combine and set aside.
- In another bowl cream the ghee with coconut sugar.
- Add the egg and vanilla extract and beat well.
- Gradually blend the almond mixture into creamed mixture.
- Fold in the chocolate chips.
- Drop by rounded tablespoon onto the prepared baking sheet.
- Bake in preheated oven for 10-12 minutes.
- Cool on baking sheet for 2 minutes then remove to wire rack to cool completely.