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Double Chocolate Cookies [Grain-Free]

November 26, 2019

These double chocolate cookies are grain-free, made with just 6 ingredients and ready in 20 minutes. They’re the healthy cookies you always dreamed of that taste far more decadent than they seem!

double chocolate cookies grain-free

double chocolate cookies

double chocolate cookies grain-free

I don’t know how to accurately describe my love for these cookies. They are the ultimate cookie recipe that are soft and chewy but crispy along the edges. You probably won’t believe me when I tell you they’re grain-free and made with only six ingredients. These double chocolate chip cookies are the real deal and I can’t wait for you to try them! 

These cookies are perfect for this time of year as cookie swaps and holiday parties start popping up. What I love about them is that they’re really just a base for so much more. Want to add some peppermint extract for a peppermint chocolate cookie? Go for it! How about dried cranberries or cherries in place of chocolate? Do whatever floats your cookie boat. I have a feeling you’re going to love them.

Only 6 Simple Ingredients

  • smooth almond butter
  • honey
  • egg
  • unsweetened cocoa powder
  • coconut flour
  • chocolate (chopped or chips)

grain-free double chocolate cookies

What makes these double chocolate cookies grain-free?

The secret to making grain-free cookies has two parts: nuts and coconuts. In this case, almond butter and coconut flour. Coconut flour is an amazing, grain-free flour where a little bit goes a long way. It can be kind of tricky to find sometimes but Amazon and Whole Foods definitely carries it and truly has become a kitchen staple in our home. P.S. don’t try to substitute the coconut flour for another flour, it won’t work!

Speaking of staples…

What is the BEST Almond Butter?

I consider myself an almond butter connoisseur of sorts. I’ve tried basically every brand of almond butter out there, but if I had to choose I’d go for the always classic and consistently delicious Whole Foods Organic Almond Butter. First off, the price point is hard to beat for organic almond butter. Not to mention there aren’t all sorts of weird added stuff to it. I really do think they’ve got the perfect roast of the almonds down and the consistency is always spot on. If you live in a place with a Whole Foods (or Amazon!) I’d definitely recommend you try it and especially for these double chocolate cookies.

What kind of cocoa powder is good for baking? 

While I was creating this recipe and researching for this post, I realized that there’s a lot of misinformation about the type of cocoa powder in baked goods! Have you ever noticed that some chocolate treats have a really rich, satisfying chocolate flavor and others fall a little short? That’s because of the cocoa powder! Look for natural cocoa powder or raw cacao for the tastiest desserts. Dutch-processed cocoa powder has a time and place but for these double chocolate cookies go for cocoa powder or raw cacao.

grain-free double chocolate cookies on tray

How to Make These Double Chocolate Cookies

Guess what? You can make these cookies all in one bowl! Start by mixing all wet ingredrients (almond butter, honey and egg) into a large bow. Add in the cocoa powder and coconut flour. The mixture should thicken up but you can add more coconut flour 1 teaspoon at a time if the batter is too wet. 

Note: these cookies are only sweetened with a 1/4 cup of honey which means they’re not super sweet. If you want to up the sweetness add a few tablespoons of coconut sugar or brown sugar if you don’t have coconut sugar. As for the chocolate…

Invest in good quality chocolate. I like buying good quality, organic chocolate but if not you can always use chocolate chips.

Roll the dough into cookies and place them directly on a baking sheet. No need to use any parchment paper. Use a fork to slightly flatten. Bake for 10 minutes and then allow the cookies to cool on the tray for 10 minutes. This step is critical. The cookies will be too soft to pick-up right after backing so make sure you let them cool on the tray for 10 minutes AT LEAST. They will harden up in this time and once you transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely. Promise me you’ll be patient! It’s worth the wait. Alright let’s make some cookies!

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Double Chocolate Cookies [Grain-Free]

double chocolate cookies grain-free
  • Author: Davida Lederle
  • Prep Time: 4 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 12 cookies 1x
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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup smooth almond butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp coconut flour
  • 2.5 oz chocolate, chopped (or roughly 1/2 cup chocolate chips)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl combine almond buter, honey and egg.
  3. Add in cocoa powder and coconut flour. Mixture should thicken (if still too wet add in a bit more coconut flour, 1 tsp at a time).
  4. Add in chopped chocolate.
  5. Take 1 tbsp of dough and roll into a ball. Place directly onto a baking sheet and flatten with palm. Use a fork to slightly flatten more in one direction and repeat in the other (optional).
  6. Repeat process until all dough has been used (will make about 12 cookies).
  7. Bake for 10 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and let cool on tray for 10 minutes (do not touch as they will be too soft to eat!).
  9. Remove from tray and let cool completely on a wire rack.

*These cookies are not super sweet. If you like these on the sweeter side I recommend adding a couple tablespoons of coconut palm sugar or brown sugar.

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