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Perfect low-carb / Paleo GIANT Chocolate Chip Cookies!
« on: October 03, 2016, 03:01:32 PM »
"These cookies are super easy to make. Two medium bowls, a few ingredients and a few minutes and you’re in business."


    You'll Need:
    2 bowls
    2 sheet pans
    parchment paper
    1/2 cup almond butter
    1 egg
    1/4 cup Tin Star brown butter ghee (or solid coconut oil)
    1 tsp vanilla extract
    1 tsp maple syrup (optional)
    1/2 cup very fine almond flour (from blanched almonds)
    1 tsp baking soda
    1/4 tsp salt
    1/4 cup brown sugar truvia
    1 70%+ dark chocolate bar (chopped up)


    A few notes on the ingredients first!
    I used Martha Antha creamy almond butter. Fine almond flour, is not the same as almond meal. I use Bob's Red Mill, extra fine almond flour. As for the chocolate, I recommend Lily's Dark Chocolate of Green & Black's 70% dark cocoa. Chop it up roughly in to chunks, don't shave it too much, and leave some bigger pieces for the nice chocolate pools.
    Pre-heat oven to 325F convection bake.
    Set racks in the center of the oven.
    Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
    In one bowl mix the almond flour, baking soda, salt, sugar and chopped up chocolate.
    In another bowl mix the almond butter, ghee, egg, maple syrup and vanilla.
    Add the dry mix to the wet mix and fold in until it's all well incorporated and dark brown.
    Shape 10 large 2 inch balls, like medium sized meatballs.
    Place them 3 inches apart on the sheet pans.
    Bake for 12 minutes, check. The edges should be lightly browned and they should be soft but look done. If they still look wet, give them a few more minutes, no more than fifteen. Oven times do vary!
    Remove from the oven and let them cool for ten minutes.
    Transfer to a wire rack and let them cool to room temperature.
    Store in air tight container at room temperature.


If you want to freeze the dough, let it thaw in the fridge before making cookies. Working with cold dough, you may need to add a few minutes to baking time.

When making 10 large cookies, as opposed to 20 small ones the nutritional info is as such: FOR ONE GIANT COOKIE: 192 CALS 16 GRAMS OF FAT 10 GRAMS OF CARBS 4 GRAMS OF PROTEIN