Cookies are one of my problem foods.
It’s so hard for me to exercise self control anytime chocolate is involved. So I really don’t make these often, and when I do I usually end up fighting my kids for the last one.
This recipe leaves you wanting nothing. At some point we’ve all made a *healthier* cookie recipe that promises us the world and then falls flat on its face.
A bit crunchy on the outside.
Just sweet enough without putting you into a sugar coma.
There are nuts, so you know, healthy-ish.
The ratio of chocolate to cookie satisfies any chocolate craving.
And they are gluten/ grain and carry a much lower glycemic load than traditional cookies, they can also easily be made vegan by using a vegan egg substitute and coconut oil.
So without further ado…
Healthier chocolate chip macadamia nut cookies
1/4 cup + 2 tbsps. of fat (grass fed butter or coconut oil is best)
1/4 cup coconut sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup almond flour
1/2 cup cassava flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup macadamia nuts (or whatever you fancy)
1 cup chocolate chunks (I use enjoy life chips, they are free of milk, nuts and soy)
- Preheat oven to 350
- Let fat sit at room temperature to soften and then cream in sugar, egg, and vanilla. (Don’t worry if it looks a bit weird/ starts to separate coconut sugar behaves differently than normal sugar)
- Mix the flours, salt and baking soda and add it to the wet ingredients
- Stir in the nuts and chocolate (if you have a nut allergy skip the nuts and add more chocolate)
- Place on baking sheet and gently press cookies flat with your palm.
- Bake for 8 – 12 minutes, depending on the size of the cookies.