Healthier Chocolate Chip Cookies
 
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Denial never seems to work - especially when it comes to kids. Try this healthier version of chocolate chip cookies and feel confident in knowing all the ingredients that went into making them ~ especially the love!
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Recipe type: Snacks
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • ⅔ cup coconut crystals
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 Tbsp grated orange or lemon peel (optional)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 3-4 Tbsp non-dairy milk (almond, rice, hemp, flax)
  • 1-2 Tbsp ground flax seeds (good source of Omega 3)
  • 2 ¼ - 2 ½ cups stone ground whole wheat flour (or your favorite non-white flour; I use Namaste gluten free brand)
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips (the higher the cacao level, the healthier)
  • ½ chopped walnuts (optional)
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Mix everything but the flour together. Stir well. Gradually add flour until the batter becomes stiff and you can easily form balls (about 2 ¼ cups). With your hands, make the dough into balls. Place them on a greased cookie sheet or baking stone and flatten slightly. Cook for 12-15 minutes or until set. (Cooking time will vary based on the ingredients you use, altitude, individual oven, etc.) Enjoy!