First try at Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

One word describes it: fail.  I was so incredibly bummed. Okay maybe I’m being just a bit hard on myself… These cookies looked so good on Delighted Momma’s site, and I really trust this blogger with her recipes. I will not let this recipe win, I will try again until I make them correctly (aka delicious)! Here’s the link if you want to try: Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

Paleo Cookies before baking — trial 1

I’d to explain in more detail how they were a fail. These cookies had an awesome taste, but they were just so, so dry. They crumbled when I tried to roll them into balls and made my mouth dry when I was snacking. I added a teaspoon of peanut butter to my second one and it was definitely better. I didn’t want to eat more then 2 because I was trying to keep my carbs on the low side today, but maybe I’ll dunk one in some almond milk tomorrow and see how that goes??

Paleo Cookies fresh out of the oven! I think I burnt this first batch a little.

This recipe was semi-problematic:

  • I’ve never bought coconut flour before but this stuff is so awesome. It smells so great and is so high in fiber — I was very pleased when I looked at the nutrition on the back. I was happy until I checked out at Whole Foods and found out it was almost $8 for a small bag!!
  • I finally found unsweetened shredded coconut — had to look at 3 stores!! Come on people, stop sweetening everything!
  • I used Hershey’s Special Dark chocolate chips (which are by far my favorite baking chips), because I already had them in the house. It might taste better with Milk Chocolate, but we are avoiding any kind of chocolate but dark these days!
  • I decreased the baking time from 12+ minutes to 10 minutes, and the second batch did not turn out as dark as the first

The recipe made 29 cookies, each containing 59 calories, 6 g carbs.

If anyone has another Paleo // low carb dessert recipe let me know — I love baking and would love to try some more out! I have a very short list of desserts to make but most of the recipes on my “to do” list are actual meals or side dishes.

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6 thoughts on “First try at Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. Hmm. I know how you feel trying out these kinds of recipes and failing. This looks interesting though. I’m sure there’s a way around the dryness…

    Anyway good luck with the rework!

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