What better smell is there than a batch of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies? Even thinking about it gives me all of the nostalgic feels. Cooking up a batch and chomping on them fresh from the oven, still warm… hmm good times.
Chocolate chip cookies are the classic, crowd pleasing treat that are the cookie equivalent of a big hug. They seem to make everything better.
There is no bad time for a batch of chocolate chip cookies in my experience…
Rainy day activity? Let’s bake chocolate chip cookies!
Need an afternoon sweet treat? Chocolate chip cookies!
Reminiscing about childhood visits with Nan? Chocolate chip cookies!
Next time you are whipping up a batch try this healthier spin from the fantastic Jessica Sepel (JS Health) to increase the nutritional value and decrease the old school sugar hit.
- 1 1/2 cup almond meal
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2-3 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
- 1 tbsp almond butter (or nut butter of choice)
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup chopped dark chocolate/cacao nibs
- Preheat oven to 160 degrees.
- In a medium-sized mixing bowl, stir the almond flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt until combined.
- In another mixing bowl, whisk the coconut oil, maple syrup, almond butter and vanilla extract until well combined.
- Add egg to the wet mixture and whisk for a further 2-3 minutes, until light and bubbly.
- Fold the dry ingredients into the wet mixture, until just combined. Stir in chopped chocolate.
- Roll tablespoon-sized amounts of dough into balls then flatten slightly on a lined baking tray.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes, until golden around the edges.
- Allow to cool completely on baking sheet. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
When is your favourite time to bake up a cookie storm?
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