CHEWY, CHOC CHIP COOKIES (GF & options for DF)
These choc chip cookies are THE BEST! I have been cooking these with flour (1 cup flour and 1 cup of almond meal) but i recently tried these with only almond meal and they are AMAZING! Too good not to share.
This recipe is inspired by my friend Tamika who's recipe I have been using for months now. But as always, I chop and change things all the time. to how I'm feeling that day, week or who I'm cooking for.
I love both versions and I encourage you to find what recipe works best for you. Swap ingredients, add new ones. I don’t mind at all. Prepare and cook your food to how best serves you.
So as promised by my yogi’s, here it is…
Simple, yet so delicious.
2 cups, almond meal
1 cup, desiccated coconut
1 cup, brown sugar
1 cup, choc chips (can use dairy-free option)
½ cup, melted ghee (or dairy free option)
1 egg (or flax egg)
1 teaspoon, baking powder
1 teaspoon, vanilla essence (optional)
Pinch of salt (optional)
Turn the oven on to 180 degrees. Or lower (160 degrees) for more chewiness and less crunch
Get your electric mixer out (or go old school)
Pour egg, butter & sugar into the mixing bowl
Turn on high for 1-2 minutes
- Until the mixture is lighter in colour. - The sugar doesn’t have to be dissolved though. - While this is happening, get the baking trays out and line them. - No oil needed on the trays as there is plenty already in the mixture.
Make sure all the mixture is combined and scrape the edges down as needed.
Pour in all the measured, dry ingredients.
Mix on low until all ingredients are combined, including the choc chips.
Once combined, roll into golf-sized balls and flatten with the palm of your hand. - Keep them spaced out otherwise it will be one big choc chip cookie.
Place in oven for 10-12 minutes. - If your oven cooks uneven (like mine), swap trays halfway through. - They will look undercooked on the tray and that’s what you want for the chew texture!
Let them completely cool on the tray before moving them, or they will fall apart. Now try not to eat them all in one day! Everything in moderation ;)