Paleo Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookies are the perfect treat. I am a firm believer that eating healthy doesn’t mean depriving myself of goodies. And believe me, this is a goody!! This is a nice paleo twist on a classic chocolate chip cookie, perfect for all occasions.
To pack in a lunchbox or enjoy as a healthy dessert option, these cookies can spruce up any meal! Using hazelnuts in my recipe, along with clean and healthy chocolate, aside from being delicious, is good for our bodies. Just 1 ounce of hazelnuts is said to have over 4 grams of protein, making them a great addition to the recipe!
As you will read within the recipe, I like to soak and dehydrate the hazelnuts first, which is near always what I do when using nuts to cook. Soaking the nuts gives them time to break down, and makes them easier to digest. People will be lining up at your kitchen door once the heavenly aroma wafts past them.
Paleo Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookies are the perfect treat. I am a firm believer that eating healthy doesn’t mean depriving myself of goodies. And believe me, this is a goody!!
2½ cups hazelnut, ground
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ cup gluten-free dairy free chocolate
¼ cup chopped nuts of your choice
½ cup organic honey
2 tablespoons spectrum shortening
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- In one bowl combine dry ingredients.
- In a separate bowl combine honey, spectra, and vanilla extract.
- Preheat Oven at 350F degrees
- Mix the wet into the dry.
- Refrigerate 20 minutes.
- Place 1 tablespoon balls onto parchment lined pan and flatten slightly (about 1/3 inch thick).
- Bake approximately 7 minutes.
- Cool on rack.
- Place in refrigerator 5-10 minutes to harden
- Remove, store and enjoy!
If you do small balls, baking time will it will be 6-8 minutes, depending on if you flatten them a bit and how soft you like your cookies.
If you use a larger spoon, they will need more time, and again it depends on how soft you like your cookies.