Guys, I’m overdue for a dessert recipe! In the past couple of weeks it’s been all salads and soups and veggies. I do love all of the above, but sometimes you just want something sweet. Something that tastes sinfully good, but doesn’t leave you with a sugar crash. Like sugar-free, low carb chocolate chip cookies.
After a tiring week, I really needed some chocolate in my life. What better way to do that than some warm sugar-free chocolate chip cookies with a tall glass of almond milk?
We had a project at work this week called Innovation Days. The concept was to come up with a creative idea using some new technology and spend two days developing it in a way that might benefit the company. It was an opportunity for our team to get imaginative, learn about new technologies, and take a break from usual project work.
I can’t go into the details of what we did, but it was a lot of fun! It was interesting to be challenged to innovate, and also got me thinking about what technology ideas I might have for the blog in the future. I have to say, though, it was more tiring than my usual work days. And for some reason, it prompted a major craving for low carb chocolate chip cookies.
These low carb chocolate chip cookies were actually inspired by one of my most popular recipes: 4-ingredient gluten-free shortbread cookies. I used a similar technique of beating the butter and sweetener together until fluffy, then incorporating the remaining ingredients. This process leads to soft and buttery cookies, in general.
For the paleo chocolate chip cookies, I added some blackstrap molasses for more depth and flavor that is commonly found in many chocolate chip cookies. I also included an egg to increase the ratio between wet and dry ingredients. And of course, I tossed in my favorite sugar-free chocolate chips, which are made with stevia. It may seem that this recipe is otherwise very similar to my shortbread cookies, but I promise that these few changes make them totally different in both texture and flavor.
The only question is, do you like your low carb chocolate chip cookies chewy or crispy? These are a little of both. You could adjust that a bit too, depending on how long you bake them. Keep in mind that they will come out of the oven extremely soft, but will firm and crisp up as they cool.
Now, go grab a glass of almond milk… or your favorite milk of choice… or maybe even a cup of coffee? Either way, you’ll want to dunk these sugar-free chocolate chip cookies in there!
Sugar-free Low Carb Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe (Paleo, Gluten-free):
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