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Chocolate Chip Cookies

The chocolate chip cookie is one of the most requested recipes I get… So here it is… Enjoy!

What’s great about them

Almonds + macadamias are a fantastic source of heart healthy anti-inflammatory fats and antioxidants such as vitamin E. Cocoa is high in minerals and antioxidants. When using cocoa or chocolate the darker the better. I’ve used Green + Blacks organic 85 % dark chocolate in this recipe.

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ingredients (Makes 12 cookies)

150 g (1 ½ cups / 5 ¼ oz) almond meal
40 g (about 2 ½ – 3 tablespoons / 1 ½ oz) macadamia nut oil or coconut oil
40 g (about 2 tablespoons / 1 ½ oz) raw honey
½ teaspoon vanilla bean extract
50 g (1 ¾ oz) good quality dark chocolate – I used 85% dark organic chocolate – Organic Greens brand

method

  1. Combine almond meal, oil, honey and vanilla bean.
  2. Mix and form into a dough.
  3. Add a splash of water 1 – 2 teaspoons to help form a dough.
  4. Add chocolate and mix in.
  5. Using a small ice cream scoop or spoon form into 12 cookies.
  6. Press onto a baking tray lined with a sheet of baking paper. I also like to garnish with a little flaked almond before baking.
  7. Bake in a low 130 – 150 C oven for 20 – 30 minutes until golden.
  8. Cool completely before devouring. Enjoy!
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