If you want to get in the mood for Valentine’s Day, make some of these! They’re so rich and chocolatey, you won’t believe how healthy they are! As usual, they are low carb, gluten free, dairy free, full of fiber, protein, healthy fats, and other nutrients. These are also grain free, which makes them perfect for a Paleo dieter. To make them truly Paleo, skip the baking powder and don’t use xylitol. Do use the xylitol, though, if you have diabetes. It is a very low carb natural sweetener that tastes like sugar! I’m not sure if brandy is Paleo, but you only use a tiny bit…I’ll leave that up to you to decide!
These cookies are high in calories, so you’ll want to enjoy them in moderation. I’ve been trying to make cookies that are crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. These fit the bill! If you have a picky eater, cookies made with nut flour are a great way to sneak some healthy nutrients past their mouth!
By the way, I buy my almond flour in the bulk bin at Sprouts. It’s affordable (compared to other almond flours), and not blanched…that means the skins are still on, which adds fiber. Now I just need to get the manager to move it away from the wheat flours!
Here’s the link for Paleo Chocolate Frosting.
Before we get to the recipe for the Double Chocolate Madness Cookies I want to invite you to join with others who are making healthy changes. I’d love to walk alongside you in your journey towards wholeness and health! Jesus said, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full!” Freedom from food addictions is part of having a truly full life.
- 4 Cups Almond Flour
- 1 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- 1 Tsp Baking Soda
- 1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
- 1/2 Tsp Salt
- 1 Tsp Cinnamon
- 1/2 Cup Almond Butter
- 1/2 Cup Coconut Oil
- 3 Eggs
- 1/2 Cup Raw Honey
- 1/2 Cup Xylitol or Coconut Sugar (xylitol is not paleo, but it is a good option for diabetics, because it’s low carb)
- 1 Tsp Vanilla
- 1 Tbsp Brandy
Last Minute Additions:
- 2 Cups Paleo Chocolate Chips
- 1 Cup Walnuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix together dry and wet ingredients separately, then combine in mixer. Add chocolate chips at the end. Spoon onto baking sheet and bake until the outsides are crunchy and look set. It should take 12-15 minutes, depending on how big your spoonfuls are.