Soft-Baked Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies (AIP-friendly)
These Soft-Baked Chocolate Chip Cookies are a delicious and nutritious way to satisfy your sweet tooth while staying allergen-friendly and simple. They're Paleo, AIP-friendly (so, nut-free and egg-free), sweetened with dates, and fast to make.
Preheat your oven to 350 F degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Make the date paste by soaking the Medjool pitted dates in hot water for 15 minutes and then pour it all (including the water) into a food processor or high-speed blender, add the vanilla, and olive oil as well to blend into a paste. Set aside.
To a large mixing bowl, add sifted flour (you may push flour through a fine mesh strainer in a separate bowl and then measure out the 1 1/2 cups or use a flour sifter). Add the baking soda and mix.
Next, add date paste to the bowl. Mix all together using a spatula or large spoon until your cookie dough forms. Then, fold in your chocolate chips (or AIP subs like carob chips or raisins).
Scoop out a heaping tablespoon of cookie dough and drop onto the lined baking sheet. Press down wit the back of the spoon or your hand to form a round, flat cookie (they will not expand much on their own, so you’ll need to shape them).
Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes until golden on the edges and optionally sprinkle flakey sea salt on top of each cookie while they’re still warm.
Let cookies rest on a rack for 10 minutes before digging in. Store in an airtight container or cookie jar to keep them soft.
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