Paleo Almond Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies (Flourless!)

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I saw this recipe on the side of a Vitacost box that was used to ship a package of vitamins to me.

As I recently switched to a paleo diet, I was intrigued when I saw the recipe called for no flour, and almond butter which I love. Dark chocolate pieces are used which is ok on paleo, as long as it’s dark and 70% or more.

They cook up amazingly quick and are so delicious. I will definitely make them again!

Ingredients:

1 large egg
1 cup (250g) almond butter, at room temperature or cold (not warm)*
1/3 cup purr maple syrup
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips or pieces

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350F degrees and line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.

In a medium bowl, beat the egg. Add the almond butter, baking soda, and brown sugar. Mix everything together very well. Depending how thick and/or cold your almond butter is, you’ll have to use some arm muscles. Fold in the chocolate chips until combined.

Scoop the dough, about 1.5 Tablespoons each, onto prepared baking sheet. Bake two batches – 6 cookies on each baking sheet each. Gently press down on the dough mounds with the back of a spoon, as pictured above. If you find the cookie dough balls are oily-looking from your almond butter, blot each with a paper towel.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. The cookies will look very soft and underbaked, but that’s ok. For crispy cookies, bake for up to 12 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool for 10 minutes on the baking sheet before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Cookies stay fresh stored covered at room temperature for up to 7 days. Cookies freeze well, up to 3 months.

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