This is an easy, delicious and healthy cookie recipe that I absolutely love. I'm not a strict "Paleo" diet follower, but I do try to eat clean and minimize the amount of wheat and sugar in my diet. These cookies have a great chewy texture inside and a nice, slightly crisp edge when finished. They taste like Almond Joy chocolate bars but are a much healthier option.
Here's the recipe (originally from Healthy Food for Living):
2 cups blanched almond flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
6 Tbsp melted coconut oil (make sure to melt before measuring)
1/4 cup honey
1/2 tsp almond extract
2 Tbsp water
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup finely shredded unsweetened coconut
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a large cookie sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
In a large bowl, combine almond flour, salt, and baking soda. Whisk, making sure to break up an clumps of flour.
In a small bowl, whisk together the melted coconut oil, honey, almond extract, and water.
*(I didn't have almond extract so I used vanilla extract instead)
Add wet ingredients to dry and stir with a rubber spatula or spoon until combined.
Fold in the chocolate chips and shredded coconut.
Scoop out 1/4 cup portions and place on prepared cookie sheet. Using the back of a spoon or your fingers, gently press down on the scoops of cookie dough so they form discs.
*(I found the 1/4 cup portions slightly too large, perhaps try 2-3 Tbs portions instead)
Bake for 12 minutes, or until cooked through and lightly golden brown around the edges. Cookies will be very soft.
Allow cookies to cool on the cookie sheet for 10 minutes before transferring to a baking rack to cool completely.