Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies…that actually taste good

If you’re like my husband, you’re skeptical about classic recipes that have been revamped to be so called “healthy”.  Rice made of cauliflower? Lasagna without noodles? Sounds fishy to him.  He’s got a point though, sometimes you can’t completely match the taste of an old favorite and simultaneously make said dish good for you.  Not so with this recipe for chocolate chip cookies.  This one begs for second batches even before the first batch is gone. It’s that good.  I don’t know who created this recipe but they are my hero.  They’ve succeeded in making a delicious, healthy alternative to the sugar dense, trans-fat toting, gluten gut bomb cookies that your mother used to make.  Try this one, I guarantee no one will complain. In fact, my guess is, they’ll ask for more.

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

1 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chip cookies (I used dark chocolate and they tasted great too)

1/2 cup coconut oil

1/2 cup maple syrup or honey

2 whole eggs

3 cups almond flour

Preheat oven to 375.

In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients.

In a small mixing bowl, beat eggs, maple syrup or honey and vanilla extract with a hand mixer.

Pour wet ingredients into dry and beat with hand mixer until combined.

Melt coconut oil, pour into batter and continue to blend until well combined. Stir in chocolate chips.

Drop 1 tablespoon size dough balls on baking sheet. Bake 15 minutes.