Saturday, March 31, 2012

Best Paleo Chocolate Chips Cookies

El Capitan to left, Bridelveil Falls to right
Hard to see Half Dome in the way back.
So Napa Valley and Yosemite are really fun places to go! The last week I was lucky enough to take a trip with my awesome friend Deanna and drink lots of great wine and see one of the most amazing National Parks ever. Traveling and eating Paleo are two very tough things, but they are very doable if you come prepared and you know that its ok if you aren't perfect the whole time. Of course I went way over my wine limit and I'm completely ok with that since I was on vacation! (I'm human people). I recommend heading to Yosemite if you can, the scenery is breathtaking and even though it was a little too cold to camp and hike, I can't wait to go back to do that and make it to the top of El Capitan or Half Dome. We just did a bus tour, which was great to learn everything you need to know about the Park and we had a crazy tour guide who said 'Yosemite is so magical' about 124 times. We also decided that next time we are wearing fanny packs, we'd fit in much better..haha. Great trip and great company!

Anyway, I thought I would share this awesome Cookie recipe I have. I freakin love cookies so much and finally found one that is super duper good. Once again my friend Eric gave me this recipe and not really sure where he got it from, but it doesn't matter since its amazing. If you are looking for a good paleo (or even not) chocolate cookie recipe. DO NOT look anymore, this is the one to use.

Yup, thats me.

3 Cups Almond Flour
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Sea Salt
2 Eggs
1/2 Cup Maple Syrup or Agave (I always use Agave)
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/2 Cup Coconut Oil
1-2 Cups Chocolate Chips

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

1. Combine the Almond Flour, baking soda, and salt
2. Beat the eggs, and then add the Maple Syrup/Agave and Vanilla Extract
3. Melt Coconut oil and add to Egg Mixture
4. Mix Wet with Dry, then stir in Chocolate Chips
5. Drop about tablespoon dough balls on cookie sheet and bake (8-12min)

      - Don't use Bob's Red Mill Almond Flour, I use Honeyville Almond Flour or Whole Foods bulk   
      - The cookies don't really spread out, so you can put them closer together, but I would try and make        
      them the same size
      - I would use parchment paper or spray the heck out of the cookie sheet so the cookies won't stick
      - Keep an eye on the cookies!!! In one oven it took 7min and in another it took about 12min. The
        worst thing ever is burnt paleo sad :(
     - Feel free to add whatever to the cookies!! I like to add cinnamon and coconut flakes, but you can get

Wait unti the cookies get a little brown all around them and take them out of the oven. Try and let them cool for at least 15min if you can. I have yet to be able to make this happen. I usually like to take them out a little earlier too, since I like them a little undercooked. BAM!!! Amazing cookies and people won't even know they are paleo. All of my 'non-paleo' friends love these cookies too. They are a great consistency and aren't too sweet. More cake like than a usual cookie, but taste amazing. I bring these to parties a lot too since I know everyone will enjoy them and I know I'm eating a paleo treat. Good luck stopping at one cookie!! I try and limit myself to two, but if you have read my blogs you know I don't have self control, hence why I bring them to parties! Enjoy

Speaking of parties, my CrossFit gym is having a big 'The Crossfit Open is over so we need to have a party, party' The gym I belong to don't do things half-ass that is for sure. We are renting out a community room and having a DJ, tons of food, drinks, and we get to all hang out with super awesome people since we only have super awesome people at CrossFit Soco! I'm making the Sweet Potato Brownies for this one, can not wait!!

1 comment:

  1. These are amazing! Along with the other recipes I have tried from your site!!!! Is there any way to get a calorie count?