|Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies|
I recognize that I have made a very bold statement. The BEST chocolate chip cookies...ever? Yes, yes, a thousand times yes!!!
These cookies were birthed from an unhappy accident, when my sweet fiancé came down with a chest cold. In trying to feed him the most healing, yet comforting foods I could think of, cookies rose to the top of the list. My urge to care for him using the Tollhouse method was primal and could not be overcome, so I started mixing and stirring using what I had in the pantry.
I remembered Mark Bittman (foodie swoon) using olive oil in sweets via the NY Times several years ago, and I decided it would be an excellent companion to the dark chocolate in my cookies. I also threw in an extra pinch of sea salt to heighten the umami factor.
Guys | y'all | people...I could never, in my wildest imagination, have anticipated how delicious these cookies turned out. I did a jig in my pjs in the living room and immediately went back for round 2. If you have been following me for a while, you know that my handsome fiancé is also my sweets barometer, and he said these were his favorite dessert of mine to-date.
And then, though it goes without saying, these are also the healthiest chocolate chip cookies you will find. Every single component is nourishing and of the absolute highest quality. Protein, fiber and healthy fats make these satiating and slow-to-digest, which means they won't cause blood sugar spikes or cravings. Maple sugar is my sweetener of choice (evaporated maple syrup), as it is naturally processed and contains trace minerals such as manganese and copper. I like THIS brand from Amazon, but you could substitute another dry sugar if need be.
And for the proverbial cherry on top, these are easy peasy to make. You needn't worry about over-mixing with almond flour, and they come together in a flash. So what are you waiting for?! Whip them up, and send me any pictures of your own batch of The BEST chocolate chip cookies ever!
* I am in love with the chocolate from Poco Dolce, a San-Francisco based company. I like to use their bittersweet chocolate bars for baking on special occasions, and I cannot recommend them enough.