To all the times in my life that have consisted in choosing between a snickerdoodle and a chocolate chip cookie..... THE STRUGGLING IS OVER. (why didn't anyone think of this before.....)
I'd first like to thank Rachael DeVaux (@rachaelgoodeats) for bringing these cookies to my attention. I definitely stole this recipe from her...only changing a couple of minor things. But she 100% gets credit for these delicious healthy bites.
I am Cookie Monster. However I want to stay healthy, and feel good, so sometimes that can be a struggle. I ate half a batch of these and never felt better (Although I wouldn't recommend eating half a batch in one sitting..... but if you do... don't feel guilty because the ingredients are on point.)
They are delicious. Just make them when you have a little time on your hands, and thank me later.
1 flax egg (1 tbsp flax meal, 2.5 tbsp water)
3 tbsp maple syryp
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
1/3 cup cashew butter or sub any nut/seed butter (I used http://www.artisanaorganics.com/nut-butters/cashew-butter/)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp unsweetened almond milk or any nut milk of choice
2 cups almond flour (I used Bob's Red Mill finely ground almond flour)
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp of cinnamon (or more because cinnamon is the best) & 1/2 tsp of nutmeg
1/2 dark chocolate bar cut up into chunks (I used @eatingevolved Midnight Coconut Chocolate Bar (100% cacao)) But you can use any dairy free chocolate bar/chips
1/4 tsp sea salt
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Make flax egg and set aside to create jelly consistency. Get a bowl and pour in maple syrup, melted coconut oil, cashew butter, vanilla and almond milk to whisk again. Add flax egg, and then stir in almond flour, baking soda, spices and half of the sea salt. Fold in chocolate chunks, leaving some aside for after. Scoop that batter onto a baking sheet covered by parchment paper (should make about 12 cookies) and then place chocolate over the top of each cookie, and sprinkle sea salt. Pop those babies in the oven for 12 minutes and VOILA... Easy and DELICIOUS.