Let me start by saying I am not exactly doing the Paleo diet. I am just trying to practice cleaner eating. I am really loving some of the Paleo recipes I am finding! They are really simple, healthy and even hearty foods that fill me up. Lately I have been swearing off sweets! My sweet tooth has been pretty tame as of late, but I miss cookies something fierce. I can have a few of these with out feeling like I have totally blown my healthy eating habits. Honestly you will hardly be able to tell the difference. They are nice and soft in the middle and crispy on the edges. This will quickly become your new favorite cookie recipe and you will want to make them all the time. These are dairy and grain free! You could even make them vegan using the right kind of chocolate. In my opinion these are better than traditional chocolate chip cookies and easier.
Preheat oven to 350
Makes 10 cookies
- 1 cup almond meal
- 2 tbsp honey
- 2 tbsp solid coconut oil melted
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/8 tsp baking soda
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 cup dark chocolate chopped (or morsels roughly chopped)
- 2 tbsp of pecans (optional)
Melt coconut oil in a separate bowl, add in the vanilla extract and the honey. Whisk together to incorporate.
Combine wet and dry ingredients and refrigerate for about 15 to 20 minutes.
Lightly spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray. Form about 10 tablespoon size balls and arrange on pan.
Bake for 8-10 minutes until brown. Allow to cool on a wire rack prior to serving.
Husband Tested and Husband Approved!
Adapted from Running to the Kitchen