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Boost Your Energy With These Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe From Eat Drink Shine by the Blissful Sisters, Jennifer, Jessica and Jill Emich (Kyle Books, 2016)

It is a joy to bake these cookies for my nieces or for friends. Friends that can’t do dairy or who are Paleo go nuts for them, and people are always surprised at how good they are for you. They have excellent flavor and texture, plus the almond flour makes them high in protein and a high-energy snack or dessert.

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

MAKES 20 COOKIES

Ingredients: 

  • 2½ cups almond flour
  • ½ tsp. sea salt
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ cup coconut oil, melted, plus more for greasing
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips

Directions:

Mix together almond flour, salt and baking soda in a large bowl. Blend together coconut oil, maple syrup and vanilla in a small bowl. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix together well. Stir in chocolate chips and let the dough chill for at least 1 hour in the refrigerator.

When you’re ready to bake the cookies, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or grease it with coconut oil. Scoop approximately 8 balls of dough, each about 1 Tbsp. in size, onto the prepared baking sheet. (Do not crowd the pan.) Bake for approximately 10 minutes, until lightly golden, and then transfer the cookies to a cooling rack. Repeat with the remaining cookie dough.

Serve warm or store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

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