Chocolate Squared Cookies {Grain-Free, Gluten-Free, Paleo}

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These Chocolate Squared cookies are loaded with chocolate goodness, crispy on the outside and soft and melty in the middle thanks to a secret ingredient. You will never know they happen to be gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free and paleo.

Everyday this week has been a different cookie experiment in my kitchen. Cricket has been keeping her eye on the oven watching cookies go in…and cookies come out….and next batch in…and out….

In all this cookie experimentation I can’t seem to get beyond my true and undying love for all things CHOCOLATE, so here I bring you ANOTHER chocolate cookie! lol. I’m sure you’re not sad about that though, are you??

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This particular cookie experiment began in a red velvet direction. I had researched the science behind red velvet- what’s in it and why it turns red. Do you know? Well I had no idea that it was the reaction between the cocoa powder, baking soda, and vinegar that turns the cake red! Now-a-days the cocoa we buy had been alkalized, and will not produce the red color when it reacts with the baking soda and vinegar so many modern day red velvet confections are simply dyed that way, whether with artificial or natural dyes.

But another interesting tidbit that I learned it that this reaction that takes place also is what gives red velvet it’s mouth watering, delicate and moist texture. After reading this I was sold. So today’s cookie is, in fact, red velvet in disguise, and heavy on the chocolate! My kinda cookie.

They were a big hit in my house and I am sure they will be in yours-be sure to make a double batch 😉

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Chocolate Squared Cookies {Grain-Free, Gluten-Free, Paleo}

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • cup coconut sugar
  • 1 pasture raised egg
  • 2 tablespoons grass-fed butter or ghee or palm shortening, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • dash salt
  • cup chocolate chips I use Enjoy Life

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl combine the almond flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt.
  3. Mix the softened butter with the coconut sugar, egg, vanilla, apple cider vinegar.
  4. Mix the wet and dry ingredients together until the dough is uniform then mix in the chocolate chips.
  5. Scoop 1 heaping tablespoon of dough per cookie and drop them onto the cookie sheet.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 8-10 minutes.
  7. Let cool before removing from the cookie sheet.
  8. Makes 10 cookies.

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