Chocolate Chip Cookies

I am not exaggerating when I say that I could not have survived the last two year of my life without these cookies. With a year of not being able to eat eggs, I had to find another way to make a cookie! I found a few recipes that almost worked for my dietary restrictions, but not quite. So I combined a few of those recipes and changed some ingredients to make it work for me. These cookies are grain free, egg free and dairy free. I think they are easier to make than "normal" chocolate chip cookies. And guess what… since there's no eggs, you can dig in and take a taste of the dough!

One thing to remember about these cookies is that you will have to keep them in the fridge after they cool. If you don't, they will crumble into a million pieces when you take a bite out of them. And then you might cry. If you keep the cookies cool, the coconut oil will harden and hold the cookies together. I know it sounds a little crazy, but when you are desperate, you will do anything for a cookie!

ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 cup baking Truvia (or 1/2 cup baking stevia for the very low carb version)
  • 2/3 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Enjoy Life chocolate chips (I like their dark chocolate chips!)

Make the cookies

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Mix the flour, salt, baking soda and the Truvia/stevia.
  3. Stir in the vanilla extract with the coconut oil. 
  4. Pour the coconut oil mixture into the dry ingredients and mix. If your dough is too dry and won't hold together in a ball, add a little more coconut oil. I've found that different almond flours seem to absorb different amounts of coconut oil. Then add the chips. 
  5. Scoop dough onto parchment. I use a 1 1/2 tablespoon scoop. 
  6. Bake for 9 minutes or until cookies start to brown on the edges. 

Go ahead and dig into them while they are warm! You might want to use a fork. But don't try to transfer them until they have cooled completely or they will turn into a crumbly mess! Store in the fridge. 

Grab a couple of warm cookies and enjoy them with an ice cold glass of almond milk. I'm sure you've done something good today. You deserve a cookie!

Eat up!