Double choc chip cookies

This weekend I have been experimenting with sweet treats!  I followed the same recipe as the cinnamon cookies I posted a few days ago but used cacao instead of cinnamon and was really impressed with how tasty they were.  I made a batch yesterday and more today with Ella, just to be sure that they were worthy of posting!!!

So here is a recap with the chocolate modifications….

Ingredients:
                     -1/4 cup honey
                     -1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
                     -1 egg
                     -1 tsp vanilla
                     -1 & 1/2 cups almond meal
                     -2 tbsp plus 1 tsp 100 % cacao powder
                     -1/2 tsp nutmeg
                     -1 tsp coconut flour
                     -1/2 tsp baking soda
                     -1/4 tsp salt
I bought some cacao liquor the other day and added a small melted amount to the mixture but you could melt 2 small squares of dark chocolate (80% or over), you can also add a handful of dark chocolate chips for triple choc, when I made these with Ella today she insisted that they would taste better with chocolate chips, I must admit she was right!  The kids demolished these today washed down with a yummy shillshake!
It seems like a lot of chocolate but this mixture will make 8-10 cookies.  Taste the mixture to check you are happy with the flavour, for more sweetness you can add a little more honey or vanilla as cacao can be bitter if you use too much.
Preparation: Combine all ingredients (except 2 tbsp of cacao, leave that out for later) and mix well. Cover and refrigerate dough for 1 hour. Preheat oven to 350F/175c. Roll dough into small balls and coat in cinnamon (the 2 tbsp you left out earlier). Place cookies on a greased or parchment lined baking sheet and press down slightly to flatten them. Bake for 10 minutes.
Gluten Free & Seriously tasty!

3 thoughts on “Double choc chip cookies

  1. Hi

    They sound great but what would you use instead of almond meal? My daughter is allergic to peanuts and cashews but we avoid all nuts. I’d be really interested to know alternatives.

    K

    • Hi,

      I will go to the health food store this week and try to find an alternative for almond powder, I am thinking you could just use the coconut flour but it might make them too heavy.

      I have a great recipe for quinoa chocolate chip cookies that are gluten, dairy and nut free so will post the recipe later this week.

      The carrot cake cookies I recently posted could also be modified so instead of adding walnuts you could add raisins and instead of almond powder you could add coconut flour – I haven’t tried this so it could be a disaster, but I will experiment!

      I will let you know how I get on
      Naomi

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