Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have been wanting to buy coconut flour for a while to try it out and see how it holds up in baking.  It’s not a 1 to 1 conversion to all purpose flour so it’s mostly mixed with other flours and needs an equal amount of liquid when baking with it.  In this recipe its not mixed with a more stable flour leaving this cookie really moist and delicate.  Its so good, its hard not to eat them all, but these are guilt-free so you CAN eat them all but its nice to share!

Coconut Chocolate chip cookies (grain free)
1/3 cup coconut flour
3 TBS flaxmeal (ground flaxseeds)
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/4  pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1/3 dark chocolate chips (mini or regular)

1. Preheat oven to 350
2. Mix first 6 ingredients in a bowl with a rubber spatula until well incorporated.
3. Add the chips.
4. Use a Tablespoon to measure out the cookies and place on a prepared baking sheet lined with parchment.  (I spray a little coconut baking spray but you don’t have to!) Use your finger to flatten out the cookie a bit.
5. Bake for 12-14 minutes.  My trick.. I add more chips on top of cookies right when they come out, great visual affect and doesn’t hurt to add more chocolate!
This is very moist cake like cookie, I used Bob’s Red Mill Coconut flour and Flaxmeal!

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Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies (cleanse friendly)

Hello Everyone! It is day 19 of  cleansing, I’ll be done this Wednesday!  I feel great and have learned some really great new recipes using different grains, new vinaigrettes, new salads, soups, protein boosters and I can say I’m a new tofu fan!  I will definitely be using a lot of these new techniques well past the cleanse and try to keep it as healthy as I can throughout the year, and of course some indulgences along the way!  This past weekend I was craving buttery, sweet homemade chocolate chip cookies.  I knew if I could make the cleanse friendly pancakes then there was a way to make cookies.  So no eggs, flour, butter or refined white sugar– all the great things in a normal cookie needed to be removed but still taste great, was going to be another challenge.  I found a pretty good recipe using coconut oil, which I took as the butter substitute.  I didn’t have coconut oil but  I did have almond butter and thought this might be a good alternative and it worked out great! I used almond meal, oat flour , vegetable oil, pure maple syrup, flax seeds and dark chocolate chips.  I like the combo of oat flour and almond meal but you could easily just use almond meal and no oat flour.  These tasted so good! I only waited a minute or two for them to cool because I love the fresh out of the oven taste with the dark chips melting in my mouth!  I dipped mine in almond milk.  It’s the perfect guilt free dessert! Enjoy

Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies (cleanse friendly)

1 1/2 cups Almond Meal

1/2 cup Oat Flour  (alternatively you can skip the oat flour and do 2 cups of Almond meal)

1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup coconut oil or vegetable oil

3 tablespoons almond butter

3 tablespoons pure maple syrup

2 teaspoons vanilla

2 tablespoons of flaxseed

1/2 cup of dark chocolate chips

1. Whisk the dry ingredients in a bowl (flours, salt, baking soda)

2. Then using a wooden spoon stir in the oil, syrup, almond butter, flaxseed and vanilla. Fold in chocolate chips.

3. Using a small scooper drop rounds of dough onto a Silpat or parchment lined baking sheet. Flattened dough with a fork or spoon.

4.  Bake in a 350 degree oven for 8 to 10 minutes.  Enjoy with Almond or soy milk!

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Adapted from this site: Vegan Cookies