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A paleo chocolate almond cookies on a white and grey background.

Paleo Chocolate Almond Cookies

  • Author: Laurel
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 24 cookies 1x
  • Category: Sweet Things
  • Cuisine: dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, no nightshades, oil-free, paleo, soy-free, vegan, vegetarian

Description

Paleo Chocolate Almond Cookies are made with healthy whole food ingredients and have the flavor and texture of a fudgy brownie! The base of these vegan cookies is a simple trio of almond butter, flax seeds, and coconut sugar. They are full of healthy fats, oil free, and the perfect gluten free addition to your Christmas cookie tray!


Ingredients

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  • 1 cup creamy almond butter
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 flax eggs (2 tablespoons flax seed meal mixed with 6 tablespoons water and set aside for 15 minutes to thicken)
  • 1/3 cup cacao powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with a silicone mat or grease it with nonstick spray.
  2. Add the almond butter, coconut sugar, vanilla, and flax eggs to a bowl and mix well.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the cacao, baking soda, and salt. Add this to the wet ingredients and stir well to combine.
  4. Place the chopped almonds in a small shallow bowl. Scoop 1 tablespoon of the dough and roll it into a ball then flatten it into a disk. Press each side of the cookie into the almonds and then place on the cookie sheet. Repeat with the remaining dough.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool on the baking sheet for 3 minutes. Transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely. Serve.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 106
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Sodium: 131mg
  • Fat: 8g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Carbohydrates: 9g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 3G