Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

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What's better than a hot gooey chocolate chip cookie? How about a hot gooey chocolate chip cookie you don't have to feel guilty about? They may not be as pretty as a traditional chocolate chip, but they taste just as good. I was shocked when I took my first bite expecting a nutty and bitter chocolate flavor, but to my surprise it tasted amazing. You don't have to worry about these being too fattening since they're made mostly from nuts. I would take healthy fat from nuts over processed sugar any day. If you are looking for a healthy delicious, better-for-you alternative to the chocolate chip this is it! I found this recipe from Mark's Daily Apple.


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Ingredients:
4 dates, pits removed
1 1/2 cup walnuts
1/2 cup pecans
1 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
2 tbs coconut oil
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/4-1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (I like 73% cacao)

Instructions:
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
-Grind dates in the food processor until a paste forms, about 40 seconds. Add walnuts and pecans and blend until very finely chopped, about 35 seconds. Add baking soda and salt and pulse a few more times
-Warm the coconut oil so it is in liquid form. With the food processor running, drizzle it into the batter with the egg and vanilla. Stop mixing as soon as the egg and oil are blended in.
-Scrape the batter into a bowl and stir in coconut and chocolate chips by hand. The dough will be sticky and wet.
-Drop 12 portions of the dough onto a cookie sheet, then flatten slightly with your fingers.
-Bake 10-15 minutes, or until nicely browned

Servings: 1 dozen cookies

33 comments:

Leya said...

omg yummy!! =)

Josie said...

These sound so tasty and I love that they have mostly "good" fats in them!
xo Josie
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Summer said...

YUMMM I love healthy cookies :)
Come visit, doll! It would make my day!

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xoxo,
Summer

the style crusader said...

Taylor, these look delicious! Will definitely try out the recipe. Yumm. xc

ediot said...

these look so so yummY! thanks for sharing that recipe
xx

Luna said...

It look delicious!!!
xoxo
Luna
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Gigi LaFleur said...

I was thinking of going gluten free and your recipes make it so much easier. Yum! Can't wait to try these out.

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Emy said...

That looks amazing!! Enjoy those healthy cookies! I wouod make some if I could!
Xx
Emy

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The doll on fashion said...

This seems a nice and simple recipe to try! Thanks!

The doll on fashion

Emilie said...

Sounds delicious!

Closet Fashionista said...

mmmm looks tastyyy :D
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yuma said...

wow!i love chocolate chip cookies:Pyummy!!!


xo

Taylor Marie said...

wow! those look soo good. can you taste the dates in there very much? i love everything else (hugeee nut fan!), but those make me weary! great post!

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Stunning- said...

Yum-O!

Fashion Therapist said...

Thanks for posting. I'm always looking for new paleo recipes. My favorite one today has been the banana nut muffins from another blog I found.

Love that you eat paleo...not a lot of people do and it's great to see a fashionista following the diet.

Taylor Sterling said...

Taylor Marie-

Not at all (or at least I didn't notice a date flavor). All I taste is chocolate goodness! :)

The Iconic Blog.com said...

Yum!xx

Moodswings said...

ooo these look yummy and not unhealthy :D love!!

Mary said...

I should probably consider starting to make these ;)... rather than all the bad sugar I am eating :O !!!

These look SO yummy... love a healthy cookie!!

Mary
Delightful Bitefuls

helena said...

Those look delicious!

x helena
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Dancing Branflake said...

Oh yummy! I totally want these for breakfast now!

The Pantry Drawer said...

those look soo good! I'm always trying to find ways to make delicious things more healthful, this looks like a winner!

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PSbyDila said...

Looks delicious!

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emily//the lesser panda said...

I love chocolate chip cookies too!

Emily//TheLesserPanda

Katie said...

Those look delicious!

Apt. #34 said...

Passing this along to my Crossfit devotee friends and going to try it myself! Are you a big stevia user? Trying to figure out how to replace sugar in my favorite recipes!

FASHIONABLE PRIS said...

they look great! yummmm!!

follow me if you like:)

xx

Pris

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Caroline said...

I always love your recipes!!!! I will have to try this one! And, can you please join me in some yoga soon. Hugs and Love lady! XO

libys11 said...

always gave a way some baked goodies every holiday season.. this year, im going for french macaroons! :D

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Melissa said...

I love recipes like this!

Thanks so much, I will definitely be trying this

Melissa

Tayler said...

I went gluten free about a month and a half ago and it is great. I found out i had the same allergy as my mom had and i am slowly getting used to it. I love your recipes though, they are definitely going to be used in the future!!

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Liz said...

I have bought all the ingredients for these (except for the coconut oil that I'll have to do a special trip to the shops for) and I'll let you know how I go with them!

Liz .. again :) said...

Well, I made these, and they were pretty good!

You can't expect the tastiness of a 'bad' cookie, but as far as replacements go, this rates well.

Thanks!

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