Melt In Your Mouth Chocolate Chip Cookies {Healthy, Paleo, Gluten Free, Vegan}

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Oh MY! These HEALTHY, GLUTEN FREE, VEGAN chocolate chip cookies are to die for! I’ve stumbled upon something here, that not only is good for you, but it actually rivals some of the best chocolate chip cookies I’ve had in my lifetime as a cookie-connoisseur.

Cricket was a big help in the development of these cookies.  As she slept the day away on the couch (where she really isn’t suppose to be-shh!), she suddenly jumped up and made her way to the oven, using her beagle-keen nose to sniff out the  rising goodness in the oven. I had her approval and I knew that  was a good sign! Then when the hubby got home and tried them out he was absolutely smitten! These cookies  are his new proclaimed favorite!

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I usually go for the soft, thick and chewy kind of cookie over the crispy thin ones. Everyone has their preference- what’s yours? I wanted to let you know that this cookie actually doesn’t fit into the two common cookie categories of soft and chewy or thin and crispy, but don’t be disappointed!   It has a texture all its own and it’s amazing! -Buttery, crumbly, almost like a shortbread that explodes with flavor and dissolves in your mouth, further enhanced by melted chocolate goodness.

A huge bonus- these are loaded with healthy fats and protein from the almond meal, and very very little sugar, these cookies are actually nutritious! So you can have an extra one if you wish and not think twice.

This recipe calls for palm shortening (which is trans fat free!!), a key ingredient in getting these cookies to be so plump and moist. You can most definitely find the palm shortening at Whole Foods or a health food store, or order the brand I use off of Amazon.

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If you LOVE these cookies then you MUST try all my other chocolate chip cookie recipes! Each and everyone one is delectable and delicious!

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Chocolate Covered Chocolate Chip Cookies

CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE ENERGY CUPS

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups

CHOCOLATE SQUARED COOKIES

Chocolate Squared Cookies

Almond Meal Chocolate Chip Cookies Collage

Melt In Your Mouth Chocolate Chip Cookies {Healthy, Paleo, Gluten Free, Vegan}

Healthy Melt In Your Mouth Chocolate Chip Cookies- Gluten-free, no flour, dairy-free, paleo friendly and vegan option!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 12

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Almond Meal
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon of almond butter alternative-cashew butter or peanut butter
  • 1 ½ tablespoons of butter I always use grass-fed butter, like Kerrygold brand, Vegan option use 3 tablespoons of palm shortening and no butter, softened
  • 1 ½ tablespoons of palm shortening see above on where to get it
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons coconut sugar alternative -brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon chia seed alternative- ground flax
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips vegan alternative- dairy-free chocolate chips such as Enjoy Life brand

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F
  2. In a bowl cream the wet ingredients- butter, shortening, and almond butter. They should be soft, not melted.
  3. Add the coconut sugar, vanilla. and chia seed to the wet ingredients and mix.
  4. In a separate bowl combine the almond meal, baking soda, salt and cinnamon, and mix.
  5. Add wet ingredient to dry, and mix until dough is uniform, then mix in chocolate chips.
  6. Form 1 ½” balls and place on a cookie sheet
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for about 8 minutes, or just until they are slightly golden on top.
  8. Let cool, then remove and enjoy! Makes about 10-12.

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