Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Paleo Chocolate Fudge Cookies

Right around valentines day there was an episode of Good Eats on the food network that focused on dark chocolate. In that episode there was a recipe for Chocapocolypse cookies. Extremely fudgy chocolate chip cookies. Ummm...yum! I'm a chocoholic! So I had to paleo-ify these. These are far from healthy. They are grain free chocolate fudge cookies and they are decadent and delicious!!! Use whatever chocolate you want in these, I'm just letting you know what I used. Also, notice that the measurements in this recipe are weighed, it's a bit more exact than using cups to measure.

Paleo(ish) Chocolate Fudge Cookies

6 oz bittersweet chocolate (54-72%), chopped
2 oz unsweetened chocolate, chopped
1 oz almond flour
0.3 oz coconut flour
1 tbsp arrowroot
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp sea salt
2 tbsp grassfed butter unsalted/coconut oil, room temp
2 eggs, room temp
2 tsp vanilla
5 oz coconut sugar
3 oz 70% (or greater) dark chocolate, chopped
3 oz enjoy life chocolate chips
2 oz roasted cocoa nibs (optional)

Place both 54% and unsweetened chocolates into a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for 30 seconds, stir then 30 seconds more. If not melted, continue cooking in 10 second intervals, stirring in between, until melted. Allow to sit for 15 minutes.
In small bowl whisk almond flour, coconut flour, arrowroot, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
In large mixing bowl with electric mixer (preferably with paddle attachment) combing butter and sugar until it resembles wet sand (about 2 minutes of mixing). Add eggs and vanilla. Mix until well combined. Add the melted chocolate and mix to combine. Add the flour mixture and mix to combine. Fold in the 70% dark, chocolate chips and nibs. Cover the bowl and place in the fridge for 45 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment. Drop scant tablespoon size balls of dough on parchment. Bake for 9-10 minutes, until cookies are just set. Don't over cook!! Allow to cool for 2 minutes on cookie sheets. Then transfer parchment to cooling rack to cool completely before removing the cookies from the parchment. Serve and enjoy!!

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