Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites To Start The New Year Right!
We don’t have cookies around our house all the time. When we do, these are undoubtedly my go to and family favorite. These chewy cookies are packed with protein and fiber and contain low sugar and carbs. I like making them into bite size cookies (think Famous Amos style!), but you can make them larger if you prefer. I hope your family enjoys them as much as we do!
Chewy Chocolate Chip Paleo Cookie Bites
*adapted from Texanerin Baking
1 cup almond meal
1/4 cup coconut flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons coconut oil or unsalted butter, room temperature (if your coconut oil is a little melty, put it in the fridge for about 10-20 minutes or until firmer, like softened butter.
1/4 cup coconut sugar
6 tablespoons natural almond butter (the kind with just almonds in it and no added fat / sugar), room temperature
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 large egg, room temperature (or 1 flax egg for vegan)
1/2-1 full bar dark chocolate roughly chopped (75% or higher preferred, has less sugar content), you may also use 1 cup paleo friendly chocolate chips if preferred
In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl with an electric hand mixer or using a stand mixer, beat together the fat and sugar at medium speed until well combined, about 1 minute. If you use coconut oil, it may not come together easily. If that’s the case, use your hands to combine it and then beat another 20 seconds.
Beat in the almond butter and vanilla extract on medium speed and mix until combined. Beat in the egg on low and mix until well incorporated. Stir in the flour mixture until well combined. Then stir in roughly chopped chocolate bar or chocolate chips. If your dough is not firm, place the bowl in the refrigerator for about 1 hour or until the dough is firm.
Preheat the oven to 350 °F (175 °C) and line a baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper.
Roll the dough into tablespoon sized balls. Press the cookies down lightly with the palm of your hand, or leave in ball form if you want more of a “bite”.
Bake for 11-14 minutes (if using coconut sugar) or until the surface of the center of tical healthy living tips.
Chef Brooke Bio:
Brooke is a stay at home mom who loves sweating and sweet potatoes topped with almond butter almost as much as she loves running the Fit Mom Guide blog and social media accounts. She is a part time fitness instructor, writer, and loves to inspire & connect busy moms with fitness ideas, faith talk and practical healthy living tips.
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