Healthiest Chocolate Chip Cookie

20 Jan

Hey hey hope everyones enjoying their weekend, I’m exhausted and am already looking forward to sleeping tonight – cool life lol.  I was not feeling to great this weekend, of coarse I been off for a month and go back to school this week so NOW I get sick.  Since the scratchy throat came I still tried to stick to a regimen of healthy eating and working out but at one point all I wanted was cookies, chocolate chip to be exact.  I was going to make my double chocolate chip cookies but happened to be out of oatmeal, what?! So I improvised.  I love using almond meal which is happened to work out even better for my gluten free friend who was stopping over this weekend too.. score !

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Chocolate Chip Cookies
(vegan, vegetarian, gluten free)

2 cups almond flour (grind 2 cups of almonds til flour consistency)
1/2 tsp baking soda
3 tbs coconut oil, melted
1 tbs water
3 tbs maple syrup
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 325.  Mix together the almond flour, baking soda.  Then add in the vanilla, coconut oil, water and maple syrup.  Stir in the chocolate chips. Roll into 12-15 balls and bake for 10-12 minutes.  Cool on the pan for 5 minutes as they will harden up a bit! Enjoy :-)!

*If you want to or don’t like coconut oil, use butter! Just as delicious !

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What makes me happy: Baking.  I love to cook but I would 100% rather serve any of my baked goods over my dinner any day.  Not that my cooking is bad just I eat some weird, unappetizing looking stuff sometimes and am a perfectionist when it comes to baking.  My baking growing up was every Saturday my sister and I, well I’d try to help I was the annoying little sister would make a box of brownies.  I’m way past that now, though they’re def good !  Once I started baking on my own I wasn’t very good, actually I was horrible.  My poor family would put on a face for me it was hilarious.  My not fully cooked brown rice pudding, or my mint chocolate chip cake that was so minty your toothpaste tasted better.  I’ve come along way since then now they ask me to make the desserts.  From the cookies and my nephews birthday being this weekend that i did alot of baking just shows how really therapeutic it is for me and I really got to start doing it more again!

What did you do this weekend?!

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16 Responses to “Healthiest Chocolate Chip Cookie”

  1. Alex @ therunwithin January 20, 2013 at 3:31 pm #

    I have never cooked with almond flour before but it looks good

    • kaityscooking January 21, 2013 at 1:48 pm #

      its good with cookie recipes! and most people always have almonds on hand so its good!

  2. Lisa @ Lisa the Vegetarian January 20, 2013 at 3:34 pm #

    I’ve never tried almond flour before, but I’m always open to new healthy ideas. I love the idea of having a healthier chocolate chip cookie – a treat without so much guilt!

    • kaityscooking January 21, 2013 at 1:49 pm #

      yeah its so good in the cookie recipe.. i only use it in some recipes but def worth trying!

  3. blissfulbritt January 20, 2013 at 4:01 pm #

    I am totally the same way with cooking/baking. The food I eat is AMAZING to me, but blah and meh to other people so I take pride in perfecting my sweets! Your cookies look delicious!

    • kaityscooking January 21, 2013 at 1:51 pm #

      thank you ! and i know its so true i can make the prettiest cupcake but the ugliest meatloaf lol

  4. moderngirlnutrition January 20, 2013 at 5:16 pm #

    Oh yum! Those are healthy!

    • kaityscooking January 21, 2013 at 1:51 pm #

      i know and even got a thumbs up from the unhealthy eaters of mine ;-)!

  5. Natalie January 20, 2013 at 9:48 pm #

    These look great! I always love a good healthy cookie recipe! I have also been experimenting with gluten-free flours and haven’t tried almond flour yet!

    • kaityscooking January 21, 2013 at 1:52 pm #

      yeah i love using almond flour in cookie recipes i havent had much luck with it in other recipes so far, good luck with the gluten free flours !

  6. Hayley @ Running on Pumpkin January 21, 2013 at 12:07 am #

    YUM! These look so good. I am the same way with baking…I would way rather put a lot of effort and time into baking something to give to others rather than serve them something I cooked. I think it’s because I have more a scientific mind which makes me very precise aka better at baking.

    • kaityscooking January 21, 2013 at 1:56 pm #

      lol yesss i totally agree.. ive tried to put more effort in cooking for others but its just not happening and ill stick to baking

  7. Court Star @ StarSystemz January 21, 2013 at 4:19 am #

    Wow, those cookies look amazing! I have all the ingredients at home so once I get back I will give these a shot! I love to bake as well! Much easier to make food look appetizing while cooking is kind of a messy thing for me + not pretty at all 🙂 Love + Shine Court

    • kaityscooking January 21, 2013 at 1:58 pm #

      thank you court! and I know i just can’t do it my food sometimes is a big mix of everything in the fridge that my fam would kill me if i served them that lol

  8. Jen @ Existential Evolution January 21, 2013 at 6:53 pm #

    These look delish! I have a similar recipe (Virtuous Chocolate Chip Cookies http://existentialevolution.com/2012/09/virtuous-chocolate-chip-cookies/) except I use honey instead of maple syrup. Hope you feel better soon!

    • kaityscooking January 22, 2013 at 1:31 pm #

      Yeah just saw def gotta try it with honey one time yum !

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