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Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups

February 2, 2015

Who needs a cup when you can eat out of a cookie?! Customize your Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups by filling them with coconut cream, berries, more chocolate or whatever your heart desires! All you need is a muffin pan and a lot of love.

Who needs a cup when you can eat out of a cookie?! Customize your Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups by filling them with coconut cream, berries, more chocolate or whatever your heart desires! The ultimate dessert recipe.There is only 1 thing that makes me look forward to the month of February: Valentine’s Day. You may remember from last year how much I love Vday. In fact, I dedicated an entire week to Valentine’s Day treats! What can I say? I’m a sucker for love.

There is only one way to my valentine’s heart…chocolate chip cookies. Not oatmeal cookies or shortbread cookies or even gingerbread, JUST chocolate chip cookies.

Who needs a cup when you can eat out of a cookie?! Customize your Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups by filling them with coconut cream, berries, more chocolate or whatever your heart desires! All you need is a muffin pan to make this delicious dessert recipe!But plain old paleo chocolate chip cookies are boring and certainly not worthy of Valentine’s Day IMO. So I took it up a notch  and introduced my fav chocolate chip cookie recipe to it’s new friend…the muffin pan.

However, the fun only began here. Once I’d mastered the cookie cups, my life became about finding the perfect filler. Coconut cream was a total winner in my books, but additional chocolate, berries or even Lee’s salted chocolate mousse from above would be amazing! Or if you’re C then vanilla bean icing. At least the cookie is healthy!

Who needs a cup when you can eat out of a cookie?! Customize your Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups by filling them with coconut cream, berries, more chocolate or whatever your heart desires! All you need is a muffin pan to make this delicious dessert recipe! Let your creative juices flow and I’d love to see what you fill your cookie cups with! The ultimate Vday gift to me would be if you tagged me in your pictures using the hashtag #TheHealthyMaven on Instagram. Can’t wait to see what you and your valentines come up with.

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Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12 cookies 1x

Ingredients

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  • 2 1/2 cups almond flour*
  • 3 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut palm sugar
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, softened
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

For filling: coconut cream, berries, chocolate, pudding, nut butter etc…

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Grease a normal-sized muffin pan very well with coconut oil and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl combine almond flour, coconut flour, coconut palm sugar, sea salt and baking soda.
  4. In a separate bowl combine egg, egg white, coconut oil, applesauce and vanilla extract.
  5. Add wet ingredients to dry and stir until just combined.
  6. Stir in chocolate chips.
  7. Spoon about 2 tablespoons of dough into each muffin tin and flatten with fingers. Poke a hole in the center (don’t worry, it doesn’t need to be perfect. You will make the hole bigger later.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes.
  9. Remove from oven and using the back of a spatula or long round stick (I used the back of an ice cream scooper), create a large hole about 1 inch deep inside each cookie.
  10. Place back in the oven and bake for 3 more minutes.
  11. Remove from oven and let cool completely before removing from pan. Use a knife around the edges to loosen cups from pan.
  12. Fill with toppings of choice as listed above, or get creative!
  13. I keep mine in the refrigerator as I prefer the texture and they last longer…not that they last very long.

*I’ve only tried these with almond flour, NOT almond meal. Let me know if you have any luck using almond meal.

**I use Enjoy Life, dairy-free chocolate chips.

Who needs a cup when you can eat out of a cookie?! Customize your Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups by filling them with coconut cream, berries, more chocolate or whatever your heart desires! All you need is a muffin pan to make this delicious dessert recipe!What would you fill your cookie cups with? What’s your fave Valentine’s Day dessert?

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  • Reply
    Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness
    February 2, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    Ooooh these are so cute! I would definitely fill mine with dark chocolate chips… because I eat a handful of them pretty much every day and they never get old to me!

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    Nikki @ The Road to Less Cake
    February 2, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    They’re so cute. I think I would fill mine with coconut cream or some form of chocolaty mouse and top with raspberries and chocolate chips or cocao nibs.

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    Michele @ paleorunningmomma
    February 2, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    Love the idea! Cute and takes plain cc cookies up a notch. Definitely a must try 🙂

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    Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves
    February 2, 2015 at 10:55 am

    OH YES. I would fill my cookie cup with Greek yogurt, peanut butter, and sauteed banana slices. I’m dreaming about it already, but I don’t have a kitchen!

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    Kelly @ Kelly Runs For Food
    February 2, 2015 at 9:41 am

    All of these look awesome! V-Day is my favorite holiday ever, so I can’t wait to indulge in some tasty desserts.

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    Brittany
    February 2, 2015 at 9:19 am

    These cookie cups are the cutest! I want one right now.

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    Kelly @ Nosh and Nourish
    February 2, 2015 at 8:33 am

    I love that these are totally customizable!!!! And paleo?!?!?! YES.

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    Lexi @ Lexi's Clean Kitchen
    February 2, 2015 at 7:57 am

    So much goodness!!!! Cannot wait to cookie cup it up!

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    Lee
    February 2, 2015 at 7:51 am

    DD. These are so cute. And the recipe is legitimately exactly how I would have made them. Go fig. #TorChi2015

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    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness
    February 2, 2015 at 7:45 am

    I LUHVE cookie cups, but I have never had a healthy one! So, these? I want to marry them a little bit. So fun to do this with ya! Pinned 🙂

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    lynsey | lynseylovesfood
    February 2, 2015 at 7:17 am

    These cookie cups are beyond adorable! Can’t wait to try. xo

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    Jayme
    February 2, 2015 at 6:39 am

    That dark chocolate mousse needs to be in my life asap!

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