Flourless Paleo Chocolate Almond Butter Cookies

Ingredients

1 cup creamy natural almond butter (the kind with only almonds as an ingredient)
1 teaspoon melted coconut oil
½ cup coconut sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (best to use a good quality cocoa powder)
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
1/3 cup chopped pecans (or other nuts of choice)
Sea salt for sprinkling on the top

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine almond butter, coconut oil, coconut sugar, vanilla and eggs until smooth. Add in cocoa powder, baking soda and salt; mix until smooth and well combined. Fold in chopped nuts.
  3. Roll dough into large balls (about 2 tablespoons) and place on baking sheet. Flatten each dough ball with the palm of your hand so they’re about 1 inch thick. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until edges are set. Do not overbake or they will dry out.
  4. One done baking, remove baking sheet from the oven and allow cookies to cool on the sheet for 5-10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling. Sprinkle each cookie with a little sea salt.

Makes 12 cookies

Inspired by www.ambitiouskitchen.com

Kyla Boles