If you haven’t noticed from my recipes I love adding nuts! You can easily take these out of this paleo chocolate chip cookie recipe and add in unsweetened coconut flakes, cranberries, raisins or anything else you can think of! If you are not strict Paleo you could add gluten-free oats too.
You can lightly chop the nuts or throw them in your mixer and let them get chopped up that way! I used pecans, but also love walnuts in these cookies. (BTW I get asked all the time- found similar gold measuring cups HERE).
The original recipe called for Ghee (that is a butter that does not have cream in it, basically the cream is taken off the top). Ghee can be expensive and hard to find. So I use coconut oil and you don’t even have to melt it. Just make sure to stir it long enough that it gets blended in well and no big chunks are visible. I also used pure maple syrup rather than honey, I just didn’t like how strong the honey flavor was, I think it is far less noticeable than the maple syrup. But either would work in this recipe.
Also I use THIS scoop, it is about 2 tablespoons of dough. Make sure to smash down the cookie dough with a spatula or a cup BEFORE baking them. If you don’t smash them down they will not flatten out on their own- they still taste good but look like a biscuit.
Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes about 18 cookies…doubling the recipe is recommended!
- 1/4 cup coconut oil (not melted)
- 1/4 coconut sugar
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 egg
- 1 3/4 cups blanched almond flour
- 2 tablespoons coconut flour
- 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup chopped nuts
- 1/3 cup chocolate chips (Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips are considered Paleo because they are dairy free)
Mix coconut oil, coconut sugar and maple syrup until blended really well together. Add in egg and mix well. Pour in the rest of the ingredients including the nuts and chocolate chips all at once. Mix until everything is covered evenly. Scoop about 2 tablespoons of dough on a greased or parchment lined baking sheet. Smash down each cookie before baking. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes.
You can find all of my other Paleo Recipes HERE