Yesterday I posted the Healthy Fudgy Brownie Bites and mentioned how they are now one of my favorite treats. On Facebook I also mentioned that besides those I have found some fantastic, perfectly chewy, you'd-never-know-they-were-healthy chocolate chip cookies. I think I might just keep a running stock of these two things and I’ll be good for a long time—though that wouldn’t be fun to not keep trying new things, would it? ;)
Well, these are definitely great chocolate chip cookies and if you didn’t tell anyone, I think they’d never know they didn’t have flour or refined sugar. I plan to make them again, maybe even today. They have some coconut in them, which might add to the chewiness. I think I’ll try them without the coconut, but with lots of nuts and see if they are still pretty much the same. These also have no added oil or butter—just almond butter. Instead of loads of sugar they just have a little honey in them. I used the Enjoy Life mini chocolate chips, which happen to be soy free, dairy free, refined sugar free and grain free. You could use any kind that suits your diet needs.
Once again I found these cookies at Jennifer’s blog, Unrefined Kitchen. She has so many recipes that I want to try. SO glad I tried these. Looking through the recipe, I didn’t really change anything, so the link goes to her recipe. She mentioned using 1/3 cup of honey and more if you’d like—I only used 1/3 cup and they are perfectly sweet. She also suggested trying nuts in place of some of the coconut, so that is what I did—1/3 cup of unsweetened coconut and 1/3 cup of pecans. My next try (today?) will be leaving out the coconut. I love the coconut, but some people who are taste testers of mine don’t like it. I baked the cookies about 10 minutes. My scoop must be a bit bigger than Jennifer’s scoop, as I only got 16 cookies and she said the recipe makes about 20. I used homemade almond butter.
Here’s the link again for Jennifer’s Almond Butter Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies at Unrefined Kitchen.
I tried, but you still can’t see the amazing texture and chewiness these cookies have in the crosscut photo, you’ll just have to taste them for yourself.