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paleo chocolate chip cookie recipe (with a dash of sass)


If you know me, I hate diets. I believe if you eat (reasonably) healthy and exercise out the excess of what you put in, you will be fine because calories =energy!*

*I am not a doctor or a nutritionist so do not take my advice as truth


But I came across a recipe a while back that I personally love so much that there

was a phase that I was baking these cookies everyday. And the "best" part was it was deemed "paleo" so "less guilt" (but why should we feel guilty when it makes us feel great, even for just a moment?! - that could be said for a lot of things one shouldn't do, like tequila shots).


I've decided to go back to baking them just for this post - which will probably restart the chain-baking again... SO LET'S GET STARTED!


Ingredients (minus the milk)

Ingredients (these make 8 LARGE cookies):

  • Coconut Flour (1/4 cup)

  • Baking Soda (1 teaspoon)

  • Almond Flour (1 cup)

  • Salt (1/4 teaspoon)

  • Dark Brown Sugar (3/4 cup)

  • Coconut Oil / Butter (6 tablespoons) - the original recipe says "6 tablespoons of coconut oil," but I am not the biggest fan of working with it so I use 3 tablespoons of coconut oil and 3 tablespoons of butter

  • Almond Butter (6 tablespoons) - or if are like me at this point in time and have any Justin's Almond Butter packets around, squeezing two-ish packets of those works too!

  • Vanilla Extract (1 1/2 teaspoons)

  • Egg (1) - if you are an eggless person - after watching this video, you might want to be... - 1 tablespoon of corn starch and 1/4 cup of milk does the trick

  • Dark Chocolate Chips - specifically baking chips and AT LEAST 67% cacao! It says one full cup, but I "eyeball" it aka put a whole lot more than "one cup" in!

  • Coarse Sea Salt (optional for topping after baking) - I did not do this step because I am lazy and, let's be honest, impatient


Directions:

  1. Don't be like me and forget to preheat your oven so please, for the love of yourself, preheat your oven to 350 degrees first or you will be waiting and absent-mindedly licking the whisk, which isn't that bad actually now that I think about it... do as you do.

  2. Please get out two clean bowls (don't be trying to get yourself or someone else sick) - one would be for wet ingredients and the other for dry ingredients because you don't want to mix your college and your family friends - it might not end up well.

  3. Let's start with dry ingredients because like my humor - it is dry and needs attention. In your dry ingredients bowl, add your almond flour, your coconut flour, your baking soda, and your salt.

  4. Stir your dry ingredients around like how that auntie that you only meet at parties stirs up drama - quickly.

  5. Now we move on to the wet ingredients - y'all can come up with a joke on that because let's be honest I can go MANY places with it. We start with the dark brown sugar - it smells weird and it is feels like sand (if it hasn't hardened), but unlike certain people, it does the job.

  6. Next, add your coconut oil/butter because what type of desi am I if coconut oil was not applied?

  7. Mix together with a hand-mixer (medium for one minute until it is combined). OR if you are like me and don't have a hand-mixer for various reasons (the main ones being that I am cheap, or how I like to say "money conscious" or "fiscally aware"), just mix it with a whisk until you feel like it is fine and then have your mom look at you with disappointment and say "you need to whisk more, let me do it" to which I reply "thank you god for the amazing mom that I have" with zero sarcasm intended, but hella dramatic.

  8. Add vanilla extract and almond butter because this desi girl is really like a coconut - brown on the outside, but white on the inside.

  9. Beat it like MJ until it is all mixed up.

  10. Add in the egg (or the egg substitutes) and continue mixing.

  11. Now it is time to combine your dry and wet ingredients until all is one thing - wow so specific... yeah I know! It's like how you mix your college friends and family friends - it all comes together to make a perfectly sticky (doughy?) situation.

  12. Add in the dark chocolate chips because I need to justify how South Asian I am to my peers and family when I, in reality, am a beautiful blend of South Asian and American.

  13. Mix the chocolate chips in - maybe sneak a few from the bag into your mouth, I don't know - it's your life!

  14. Take out 2 baking trays and parchment paper for larger cookies - I recommend you size it yourself and eyeball it because I personally don't have a jumbo oven and jumbo baking trays.

  15. Roll into large dough spheres - I do this by hand (I don't know any other way to do this) and divide into 8 balls - again you can resize and make different counts

  16. Smash down a little bit so they know where they are going- don't go all Incredible Hulk on me, just need to smash it down a little bit!

  17. Throw it into your already (wink wink) preheated oven for 16 minutes - that's a good number for me.

  18. And, COMPLETELY OPTIONAL, while they are still hot, add coarse sea salt on top of them cookies because we all are a little salty about something.

  19. AND NOT OPTIONAL AT ALL, eat and relish in your delicious, hard work!



Source Recipe: https://www.texanerin.com/perfect-paleo-chocolate-chip-cookies/


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