healthy chocolate chip cookies

Healthy AND Decadent Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ever since we tried those Avocado Chocolate Cookies, Mateo has been determined to create his own “healthy” cookie recipe.  These chocolate chip cookies are his first attempt, and man are they delicious!  Even better, they are flourless, lactose-free, and have no added sugar (aside from the chocolate chips), so you can feel good about eating them.

Guilt-Free Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Here’s what you will need (this makes a double batch, we got 20 cookies):

  • 10 dried dates
  • 2 cups almond butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 TB water
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 TB baking powder

Start by boiling the dates for a couple minutes, just to soften them.

boiled dates

Once soft, remove from heat, drain, and add to food processor.  Add 1/4 tsp sea salt and 2 TB water.  Chop until coarsely ground.

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Add 2 cups almond butter, 2 tsp vanilla extract, 2 eggs, and 1/2 TB baking powder.  Blend.

almond butter

Stir in 1 cup chocolate chips.  It may take some muscle!

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Form batter into balls less than 1/4 cup each in size.  Place on greased baking sheet.  Do not flatten.

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Bake for 9 minutes at 350 degrees.  Place cookies on baking rack to cool.  Try not to eat the entire batch. 🙂

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6 thoughts on “Healthy AND Decadent Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. bcbonusmom

    OMGness…these look and sound amazing! We have been wanting to try the Avocado Chocolate cookies and now we have two to try! LOVE that these are so much healthier than buying…and regular recipes. Thanks for sharing!

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