Oh yummy…don’t these look so good?
These grain-free gems are adapted from a recipe by Chef Katelyn*. I had to make some substitutions, but they turned out beautifully! Unlike my other recipe for grain-free chocolate chip cookies, these are not as crispy for those who love soft cookies (like me!).
The best thing about my version of these cookies is that there are no eggs – so you can roll the cookie dough into no-bake cookies if you want to skip the baking!
I changed the original recipe based on what I had on hand and my food allergies (replacing the eggs and butter). But if you can have eggs and butter, check out Katelyn’s original recipe. If you have allergies (like I do) check out my adapted recipe:
Soft Grain-Free Mini Chip Cookies
Adapted from Chef Katelyn’s* recipe for Paleo and Primal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes 18 small cookies
Paleo, Vegetarian, Gluten-Free; Free of: dairy, soy, eggs, cane sugar
- 2 Tablespoons ground flax seed + 2 Tablespoons water
- 1 cup almonds (raw or oven roasted)
- 1 heaping Tablespoon coconut flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 Tablespoons honey (raw, unfiltered is best; for vegan, use maple syrup)
- 3 Tablespoons coconut oil (or soy free dairy free margarine like Earth Balance), melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 cup mini dark chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees (if you are making raw cookie dough bites, skip this step).
- In a medium bowl, combine the ground flax seed with the water and mix together. Set aside to gel and thicken.
- In a food processor, grind almonds until a course flour is formed. Add coconut flour, baking powder, and salt to the processor and process until the ingredients until they are mixed well. Set aside.
- Mix the honey, vanilla, and melted coconut oil into the flax gel.
- Add the flax mixture to the almond mixture and mix well.
- Stir in the mini chocolate chips by hand.
- Using a level Tablespoon, scoop dough out and roll into balls. If you are baking these, flatten with your fingers and place onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet and bake for about 12 minutes.
- If you are not baking these cookies, roll into balls and let them chill in the fridge until firm.
* The Chef Katelyn website is no longer up and running, so you won’t be able to access the original recipe. I will keep the links up to make sure she still gets proper credit!