I came to the startling realization that it has been far too long since I posted a cookie recipe on Sweet Potato Bites! After the Christmas cookie extravaganza I went on a bit of a cookie detox, but I recently found myself craving cookies once again. So I decided to do an updated version of my Power Cookie recipe, and created Paleo Chocolate Almond Flax cookies.
Like my power cookies, these paleo chocolate almond flax cookies are on the healthier side, because my wedding is less than 3 months away (!) and I have a lovely dress to fit into. With the exception of the chocolate chips, there’s no added sugar in these cookies and they are made with good things like ground flax and almond flour. There’s also a little bit of butter in these cookies, but butter makes everything better.
1 cup almond flour
1/4 cup ground flaxseed
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp butter, melted
1/4 cup Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips
2 tbsp water
Preheat your oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Melt your tablespoon of butter over low heat and set aside. In a mixing bowl add your almond flour, flaxseed, baking powder, salt and cinnamon and mix until there are no lumps.
Add your melted butter, egg, water and vanilla to the mixture and continue to blend. Fold in your chocolate chips.
Spoon your mixture onto your baking sheet and flatten each cookie slightly with the palm of your hand. The mixture will be a bit sticky so you may need to wet your hands a few times as you form each cookie.
Place in the oven and bake for 12-15 minutes or until the bottoms are lightly browned.
Remove from oven, cool, and enjoy.