Chewy Cacao Cookies

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If there’s one thing I love any time of the year it has got to be a good cookie dunked into milk. Having recently adapted a Paleo influenced lifestyle I wanted to make a cookie that was both moreish and delicious yet didn't put me off track. I made these gems which have been one of my favourite recipes to date! They are so yummy straight out of the oven dunked into a warm glass of almond milk. 

CHEWY CACAO COOKIES

INGREDIENTS

1 C (300g) almond butter
1 C coconut sugar
1/2 C cacao or cocoa powder
1 free-range egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 C (45g) dark chocolate 

LETS MAKE IT

Step one
Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius on bake. 

Step two
Add almond butter and coconut sugar into a bowl, using your hands combine well. Add egg and vanilla essence and incorporate ingredients. 

Step three
In a separate bowl, mix together cacao powder, cocoa & chocolate (if using) and baking soda in a separate bowl. Sift this into the first mix. 

Step four
Again, using your hands, fuse the ingredients together to form a well combined mixture. If need be, take the mixture from the bowl and knead on the bench. 

Step five
On a baking tray lined with parchment/baking paper measure out 1/4 C mixture and roll into a ball. You may have to moisten your fingers to assist. Flatten the ball with a fork making sure the mixture has minimal cracks.  As the mixture cooks, you want to avoid them breaking apart. Do this with the remainder of the mixture until there is no more left. 

Step six
Place in the oven and allow to cook for 12-15 minutes. Remove from the oven and let rest for at least 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. The cookies will be very soft upon removal from the oven and you must ensure they are allowed time to set before transferring to avoid them breaking. 

Step seven
Once cookies are mostly cooled, eat as you wish. I like to serve mine with a cold glass of almond milk and dunk the sucker in!


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