Nutritious Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

Most of us crave a sweet and salty, chewy snack now and then. These classic cookies are much healthier than the usual cookie by using mineral dense maple syrup instead of sugar and replacing traditional flour with Almond meal. Happily, they are: gluten free, Paleo and easily made vegan by omitting the butter.  Absolutely everyone will love them hot out of the oven. I recommend making a double batch and freezing some pre-formed dough.

 4 cups almond meal, or almond flour

3/4 cup coconut oil, softened

1/2 cup Butter

½ cup pure no.3 maple syrup

1 teaspoon sea salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

1.5 teaspoons vanilla extract

1/2 cup unsweetened dark chocolate chips

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Celsius. Combine all dry ingredients and mix with a fork. Then add all liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir well. Take batter by the spoonful and place on ungreased cookie sheet 12 at a time. Cook for 7 minutes. Let cool slightly and serve. Store in airtight container.

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