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Paleo/Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies!

by Holly C. Berman, EAMP, MSOM

Finding good prepared gluten free/vegan or paleo chocolate chip cookies that aren't overly sweet when you're on an autoimmune disorder or irritable bowel syndrome diet is nearly impossible. I created this recipe based on Capello's paleo chocolate chip cookie dough, (I've only ever found this in the refrigerator section at Central Co-op on Capitol Hill and it is very expensive). These are paleo, but not autoimmune paleo, (AIP).

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a medium bowl combine:

1 3/4 Cups almond flour or meal                                                                                              1/4 Cup tapioca flour or starch                                                                                                  1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt

To this mixture add:
1/4 Cup coconut oil, softened
1/3 Cup maple syrup
2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 Cup chocolate chips (I prefer Enjoy Life Foods allergen free chips)

Mix well. Place by rounded teaspoons on parchment paper lined or coconut oil greased baking sheet.  Bake at 350 degrees approximately 10 mins or until edges are golden brown.