Healthy DOUBLE Chocolate Cookies
I found this recipe after being on the “Specific Carbohydrate Diet” for about eight months. Once I completed the diet I was able to add some dark chocolate back into my life. I was craving a warm, gooey chocolate chip cookie and this was the one that satisfied my craving. It is hard to believe how much your tastes will change after eliminating processed foods from your diet. Not eating chocolate or white or brown sugar for so long and then of course the lack of grains — mainly white flour, changes your whole perspective on food. The first taste of a decadent dessert will taste like the very best dessert you’ve ever had! This is when I realized that missing the foods that I previously consumed would no longer be a problem. I had something new and healthier that was completely, if not more, satisfying than any cookie or cake made with white-refined flour.
The most difficult part of making these cookies is mixing the almond butter into a creamy texture! I’ve heard that storing it upside down as soon as you purchase it will help with this process. I am definitely going to give it a try when I purchase my next jar. Otherwise, enjoy this recipe courtesy of Detoxinista.com. She has a very nice website and some pretty awesome recipes.
Makes about 24 cookies
- 1 cup creamy almond butter
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Combine all of the ingredients in a medium bowl and mix until a smooth, sticky batter is formed.
2. Drop by tablespoon onto the lined baking sheet about 2″ apart. If you’d like, you can add the chocolate chips to the top of each cookie rather than mixing them into the batter. They look a little more decorative that way.
3. Bake for 8–9 minutes at 350 degrees F or until firm.
4. Allow to cool for 10 minutes on the pan before removing to cool completely. Serve warm or at room temperature.