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Paleo Cookies

Posted in: Dessert, Recipes ♦ Wednesday, July 27th, 2011, 4:11 pm ♦ 22 Comments
Paleo Cookies

Between 8 new clients, end of the month paperwork, and throwing a bridal shower at Cassis American Brasserie- I have a crazy week ahead! Doesn’t sound like the wife of a housewife very much does it?

So here is just a quick post on some yummy paleo cookies I made last week. Remember my post on the paleo diet? Its basically a diet devoted to sticking to lean meats, vegetables, fruits, and nuts, while nixing grains and processed foods. Sounds scary right? Probably, until you see the vast amount of creative and scrumptious recipes that are out there!

Health Benefits

Dark Chocolate-not healthy in large amounts, but in comparison to regular chocolate, the less processed dark chocolate is low in sugar, contains antioxidants, and contains the good fats: oleic and linoleic acid.
Almond Butter- rich in heart healthy monosaturated fats, can lower blood pressure, aids in balancing blood sugar levels, and rich in antioxidants.

Craving something sweet? You probably have all the ingredients for these cookies on hand! And fast? You can whip them up in just a few minutes! Perfect for that “I-need-something-sweet-after-dinner” craving.

Go make these cookies now! …but try not to eat them all :)

Paleo Chocolate Cookies

Paleo Chocolate Cookies

from Health-Bent
Ingredients
1 c almond butter
1/4 cup dark chocolate, chopped
1 egg
1/4 cup cocoa powder
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup honey (or stevia if not paleo)

Directions
Preheat your oven to 350ºF.
In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and mix until thoroughly combined. Drop rounded teaspoonfuls onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Press down slightly on cookies to flatten out. Bake for 10 minutes. Enjoy!

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22 Responses to “Paleo Cookies”

  1. Posted by: Lauren
    July 27th, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Do you think you could use peanut butter instead? I am sure it is not as healthy, but I always have some. Also, under the 1/4 cup cocoa powder you wrote 1/4 with nothing after it? Did you mean to add something else or was it just an extra “1/4 cup?”
    By the way, I have made your peanut butter cookies, and I make your baked oatmeal (a little modified) often! Thanks for the recipes!

  2. Posted by: Healthy Housewife
    July 27th, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Lauren,
    Thanks for catching that! Just a typo :) I actually tried these with peanut butter because I am much more obsessed with peanut than almond butter- but they came out much more dry :( I think the natural oils in the almond butter keep these moist and gooey. Glad you like the recipes! Thanks for visiting!

  3. Posted by: Lauren
    July 28th, 2011 at 7:53 am

    Well, then I may have to buy some almond butter! I have heard it is so good for you anyway, and I am pregnant and probably needing some nutrition!

  4. Posted by: Nikki
    August 18th, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    After the 3 week paleo challenge…. These cookies were heavenly! Thanks for the recipe! I look forward to search for more of your goodies.

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  6. Posted by: Cilia B.
    September 11th, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    This was great. I know it’s made with almond flour but I think I’m gonna try to throw in some pecans next time. I love milk chocolate, not dark chocolate but it gives me my chocolate fix and is pretty good.

  7. Posted by: Gina
    October 17th, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    I made these cookies tonight, but I didnt have any cocoa powder. I also added 1 Tbsp of coconut oil to the mix. They came out awesome! My daughter (14 months) loved them too. :) They were really crumbly and soft in the middle. Yum yum!

  8. Posted by: Healthy Housewife
    October 17th, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    Glad you and your daughter enjoyed them! Thanks!

  9. Posted by: Nicole
    November 1st, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    Has anyone made them without the sugar? I’m looking to bake a “thank you” for a paleo friend and she definitely comes down on the side of sugar being a no-no.

  10. Posted by: Healthy Housewife
    November 4th, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    you could try with stevia! I actually prefer them with stevia…but the husband likes sugar :)

  11. February 8th, 2012 at 5:29 pm

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  12. Posted by: Mary
    March 1st, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    how do you substitute stevia for honey in this recipe?

    Thank you!

  13. Posted by: Healthy Housewife
    March 1st, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    Mary,
    1 tsp liquid stevia per 1/4 cup of honey. Careful though, I know the liquid stevia is quite concentrated and sweet!

  14. April 7th, 2012 at 1:40 pm

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  15. Posted by: Katie
    May 23rd, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    Thanks for the recipe. It was just what I was looking for. My kids are allergic to eggs so I substituted some applesauce instead for moisture. I also cooked up some frozen berries as a sauce and drizzled it over top. It was a hit!

  16. Posted by: Sylvia
    September 6th, 2012 at 1:35 am

    Hey, great recipe! I have a big bag of stevia in the raw.
    How much do u think I should use to sub for the honey?

  17. Posted by: Healthy Housewife
    September 18th, 2012 at 9:19 am

    You could try an equal 1/4 cup!

  18. Posted by: Julius
    November 15th, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    Have you tried agave or “Just Like Sugar”? They are good.

  19. Posted by: Lily
    March 1st, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    These are excellent! Thanks for sharing! I added a little coconut oil and some shredded unsweetened coconut.

  20. Posted by: Staci
    March 6th, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    By the way, these have become my staple for bringing to potlucks, they’re tasty and rich and I’ve had many compliments from “regular people”. :)

  21. Posted by: Healthy Housewife
    March 6th, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    SO glad to hear!!!

  22. Posted by: Healthy Housewife
    March 6th, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    SO glad! Thanks!

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