April 2, 2013

Double Chocolate Cookies


Are you looking for a hearty snack that includes chocolate? 

Complements:  The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook

1/3 cup softened virgin coconut oil
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup walnuts (or pecans), ground (optional)
2-4 tablespoons whole cane sugar
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
2 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon almond extract (optional)
1 cup organic brown rice flour
1/2 cup arrowroot powder
1/3 cup organic cocoa powder (vegan if necessary)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon xanthan gum
1/2 cup organic chocolate chips (vegan if necessary)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Place coconut oil, maple syrup, ground walnuts, sugar, sea salt, vanilla and almond extract into a medium bowl and blend on high with an electric mixer for about 2 minutes. In a separate bowl, mix together the brown rice flour, arrowroot powder, cocoa powder, baking powder and xanthan gum.  Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and gently mix together with a fork or wooden spoon until well combined.  Fold in chocolate chips.  Grease a cookie sheet with coconut oil.  Form dough into balls then gently flatten between the palms of your hands.  Place on the cookie sheet.  Bake for about 12 minutes.  Cool on a wire rack.  Cookies will harden as they cool.  Enjoy!
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