So, call me crazy, but I don’t feel like chocolate chunk cookies really need much explanation. Because chocolate.
These are some of my faves, though. They are chewy, salty, sweet, and gluten-free. How awesome is that?
I typically make these for my mom, who has a little condition called diabetes.
Since Mother’s Day is coming up, these are a perfect way to share the love with my mom and still respect her limitations. I want her to be around to see my kiddo graduate from high school in approximately 16 years, so I’m committed to supporting her in any way I can. This includes making enjoyable food she can eat. And as a mother, I would love to have someone make these for me (I’m looking at you , dear husband).
- 1 cup blanched almond meal
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar, or erythritol for a low-glycemic option
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup melted coconut oil or butter
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 oz 85% cacao dark chocolate, chopped into chunks
- 1 tsp kosher-style sea salt or fleur de sal
- a tiny dash of nutmeg
- In a medium mixing bowl, combine almond meal, coconut sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon, then stir.
- Add eggs, oil, vinegar, and vanilla extract and mix thoroughly with almond meal mixture.
- Add chocolate chunks.
- On a parchment-lined baking sheet, spoon batter (which will be slightly runny) into half-dollar drops. This will spread quite a bit during baking so be sure to leave plenty of space between cookies.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Because of the almond meal, they will brown on the top slightly more than traditional cookies. It’s okay.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool completely. They will have delicately crisp edges and soft centers before you store them, then they are all soft after that.
Consume within 3-4 days, otherwise they’ll get stale. But good luck with lasting that long. These are HIGHLY addictive!
Be sure to love your moms this week, and if this is a difficult holiday for you, be sure to take good care of yourself.