The Best Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

My daughter loves cookies. Well actually, I think really she loves chocolate chips and the cookie part comes in at a close second. I never want her to feel like she is missing something by me not buying packaged and processed foods. Now I am not saying that she never eats processed foods or anything from a package. My rule is that we only have healthier options in our house. We make what we want for the most part. Her and her daddy love chips so I buy chips but the best quality ones I can find without MSG and other scary food additives. When we are out at friends and family however I let her choose what she wants to eat. That way she doesn't feel restricted. So far it is working out well in our family.

So in our house if we want a treat we make it!  We have cookies and other treats baking weekly. What I have found is that there are so many benefits to baking with your children;  it is great bonding time, they learn about cooking, it makes your house smell amazing and it tastes way better!

I am always on the hunt for cookies that will provide her with some good nutrition, wont spike her blood sugar and provide fibre for her digestion. Doesn't sound like it would be a good cookie right? Wrong. I came up with (through a lot of trial and error)  these amazing cookies that provide all of the above. I also have other go to cookie recipes, but so far I think these are my favourite!

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Here are a few reasons why I love these cookies:

  • complete source of protein from the chickpea flour and tahini (sesame seed butter)
  • no refined flour or sugar
  • source of calcium from tahini
  • coconut sugar is low glycemic
  • free of all common allergins; including gluten, dairy, nuts and could be egg free if you used chia egg (see notes)
  • Contains fibre from chickpea flour
  • contains healthy fats for healthy brain and nervous system support.
  • And best of all, they taste amazing. Chewy and delicious

These cookies are great to send with school lunches (nut free) for a treat that will not spike blood sugar for lasting energy for optimal learning. They are great for all children even those without sensitivities or allergies. Make them for your family and don't even tell them they are good for them. I bet they don't miss a thing!

Ingredients

  • 1 large egg or 1 chia egg*
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil (or butter)
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar (also known as palm sugar)
  • 4 tbsp maple syrup or honey
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 1/2 cup chickpea flour
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (I never really measure this part, just add as many as you like)
  •  1 tsp vanilla

 

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line baking sheet with parchment or grease with coconut oil or butter
  2. In a food processor add egg or chia egg, coconut oil, coconut crystals and maple syrup and process until combined
  3. Add tahini and mix well
  4. Then add the rest of the ingredients except chocolate chips, mix until well combined
  5. Stir in chocolate chips
  6. I like using a small ice cream scoop to make it super easy. Or use 2 spoons, 1 to scoop up dough the other to scrap off.

 

Notes:

  • This cookie dough is very thick and wet. Don't be alarmed that is how it should look.
  • Make sure your tahini is well mixed. The oils separates to the top of the jar.I find it hard to mix well by hand. I find blending it in the food processor until well combined works like a charm. I do the whole jar and it stays mixed.
  • Chia egg - 1 tbsp chia seeds (ground or whole; doesn't matter with chia seeds) + 1/4 cup of water. Let sit for 10 minutes before adding to recipe.

Enjoy!! Please share the love with anyone you think might be interested. Especially parents who are looking for healthier "treat" options for their kids.

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