If you are anything like me, the holiday season is filled with treats that overdo it on sugar, butter and your waist line. Personally, I don't like heading into the New Year's feeling like a bloated whale, but so many of us do. These cookies have a rich cocoa flavor, with just enough sweetness to make them delicious. Fair warning, these should be enjoyed with an ice cold glass of milk (I used coconut milk), as they are a little on the drier side!
1/4 cup almond butter (peanut butter would work too!)
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
1/2 cup honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp peppermint extract
1/3 heaping cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 cup Caulipower Flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
pinch of salt
Dark chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and spray a baking sheet with coconut oil.
Stir together wet ingredients (almond butter, coconut oil, and honey).
Add in the egg and mix together completely, then stir in the vanilla and peppermint extract.
Mix together all dry ingredients in another bowl, then add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients.
Mix all ingredients together and allow to sit for about 10 minutes or so, the flour needs to absorb some of the liquid.
Add in dark chocolate chips, but be careful not to add too many as the it could cause the dough to crumble (lesson learned!)
Roll into balls, place on baking sheet and flatten with your palm (these cookies won't spread out like normal cookies due to the type of flour).
Add some more chocolate chips on top if you're feeling sassy (I was).
Bake around 10ish minutes, the cookies should be a little firm when done.
Remove from oven and let cool. Store in a place where your dogs won't get them!
So here's the thing. These cookies were a HUGE hit with my little brother and dad. They had just enough sweetness, and my whole family likes cocoa tasting things more than sweet chocolate. We went out to breakfast one day while they were up over Christmas, and apparently my dogs just had to try them as well. We got home and my brother kept exclaiming how pumped he was for a cookie, only to find that my dogs had eaten every last one. (Cue the panic at my dogs eating so much cocoa). Luckily, nobody was worse for the wear and they didn't get sick. BUT lesson learned that these cookies are such a hit, even the four legged friends want to try them!
Try them out and let me know what you think! If the dough is a little dry, add in a splash of coconut milk (or any other milk for that matter), it should help!