Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies are SO good. Granted, we have been baking gluten-free for a while now and may have forgotten what gluten-y, refined sugar-laden cookies truly taste like, but still. I can't count how many times we have put our little Aila-girl to bed, come down and made these cookies really quickly and started a movie. They also have been a huge hit at family-get-togethers and holiday parties. Thank you, Caroline, for sharing!


Makes approximately 8 cookies {I almost always make a double batch for a few the next day}
Preparation: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
 

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cup almond flour {we buy Honeyville in bulk}
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup butter {softened} or coconut oil {melted}
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips {we use Enjoy Life mini chips}

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F and prepare a cookie sheet with unbleached parchment paper or a nonstick baking mat. 
  2. Mix first six ingredients together in one bowl and then add in chocolate chips at the end. 
  3. Scoop out about one tablespoon's worth of cookie dough and roll in hands to form balls. The coconut oil should keep it from sticking too badly, but if I am making a double batch I always need to wash my hands about half way through. You may press down with a fork to flatten {as pictured} or leave as a ball. These cookies don't expand much at all, so you only need about an inch between them.
  4. Bake for 6-10 minutes or until they are slightly golden. 
  5. Cool for 10 minutes on the cookie sheet--seriously--or else they will be too soft to pick up. They should stay soft when cool.

Additional notes

When I make a double batch, I usually decrease the chocolate chip amount to about a cup instead of a cup and a half. If I don't, I ususally have too many chips left in the bottom of the bowl that don't seem to mix into the dough enough. I have tried cutting the chocolate chip amount to half, but the cookies just didn't taste quite the same with that little chocolate chips. 
I hope you love them as much as we do!

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