I may have created a monster and it’s my own fault. After years of eating kale, quinoa and chickpea pasta guess who wants in? Now I get to share my big salads and spinach smoothies with the one I love. How nice is that! And it all started with this cookie. My in-house taste tester can’t get enough of these cookies; if this is what it means to give up sugar count me in! So in he is and I can see yoga classes in his future!
Sugar Free and Gluten Free Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
This recipe makes 12 cookies
Sugar free and gluten free! Perfect for a Keto diet.
Pour yourself a glass of almond milk and eat some cookies.
1 cup almond butter, smooth
4 tbsp cocoa powder, unsweetened
1/3 cup granulated sweetener - erythritol or monkfruit
1 large egg
1 1/2 tsp instant espresso powder, optional
1/3 cup sugar free chocolate chips
3 tbsp almond milk unsweetened, if needed
1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. In a medium size bowl, mix almond butter, cocoa powder, sweetener, egg and espresso powder until well-combined.
3. If mixture is very thick you can thin it with up to 3 tbsp of milk, adding a bit at a time.
4. Mix in chocolate chips.
5. Roll the dough (or use a small ice cream scoop) to make 12 balls and place on a baking tray. Press down with your hands into round cookies.
6. Bake 10-12 minutes. Let them cool completely for at least 10 minutes on the cookie sheet before placing on a cooling rack.
7. Store in an airtight container. On the counter the cookies stay soft, in the fridge they become a bit crispy. Enjoy.
The cookie dough should be soft and hold together enough so you can roll into balls.
Almond butter should be at room temperature to make mixing easy.
No almond milk in the fridge, use any milk you have.
Look for sugar free chocolate chips; I have been able to find two brands at my health food store, Lily’s and Krisda.
If you cannot find sugar free chocolate chips try chopping up a bar of dark chocolate, look for 85% or higher.
When looking for a sugar free sweetener look for erythritol or monk fruit.