Healthy (kinda) Chocolate Chip Cookies
For about 16 cookies (about 8 servings I’d say..) you will need:
- 1 3/4 cup + 2 tbsp gluten free all purpose flour
- 4 dates, chopped up
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup coconut sugar or erythritol
- 1/2 cup coconut oil, softened
- 1/2 cup pure dark chocolate chips OR use a chocolate bar that you break into small pieces
- Tiny pinch of sea salt
- Almond milk – just a dash if you feel the dough needs it
Preheat the oven to 350ºF and grease a cookie-sheet.
Mix the coconut oil with the sugar(substitute), vanilla and the eggs. Whisk until it’s one well-combined-glossy liquid.
Mix the flour into the wet ingredients, add a pinch of salt and mix very well until it forms a nice dough. Use a wooden spoon or spatula to do this….. or your hands will work wonders too >> it just gets sticky and leaves you licking half the dough from your fingers… like that’s ever been a bad thing ;)
If you feel the dough is too crumbly or hard, then add a few tbsp of almond milk. If the dough is a little too moist, add some extra flour… there’s not too much science involved in this recipe!
Now add the chopped dates and the chocolate chips and fold these into the dough.
Place small dots of cookie-dough onto the cookie-sheet. Place them about 5 centimeters (2 inches) apart, leaving enough room to rise! Bake them for about 12 – 15 minutes if you want the center to be slightly gooey & chewy. Or bake a little longer for a crisp cookie!
Keep ‘n eye on them after about 10 minutes! Let them cool and store in a cookie tin (airtight) on the counter for up to 4 days… or more?… I don’t know, mine never made it past 4 days on the counter ;)
It’s DELICIOUS with vanilla (dairy free) ice cream and whipped (rice)cream OR with a glass of almond milk OR with chocolate (dairy free) ice cream and chopped walnuts OR with a cup of hot chocolate and rummmm >> Told you these were “kinda” healthy ;) ♥