Kind of on a whim the other day, I bought some dark chocolate chips (Ghirardeli's 60% cacao; not as dark as I'd like it, but better than Hershey's special "dark"). Chad recently bought me Cooking With Coconut Flour and also Wheat Belly Cookbook, and I knew both had recipes for chocolate chip cookies in them!
So yesterday, feeling kind of crazy hungry for chocolate chip cookies all of a sudden, I dug through both books to see what they called for. The Wheat Belly cookbook calls for 4(!!) cups of almond flour, and I only had maybe 1 1/2 cup ground at the moment. The coconut flour book was better; however almost all of the coconut flour recipes call for sugar. I've tried substituting stevia in the past, but unfortunately, the sugar is essential for getting the properties of a cookie. Anyway, this recipe called for a minimum of 1/2 cup of sugar, and I knew that with the chocolate chips added, it was going to be a carb bomb by the time I was done. I'll probably try this recipe in the future, when I feel like I have some wiggle room carb wise, but for now I just put it away.
After that disappointment, I hit up Linda's Low Carb, my favorite low carb recipe site. I like it because Linda personally tries every recipe and then rates and comments on them all. Well, unfortunately, I didn't see ANY chocolate chip cookies in her recipes.
I was feeling really desperate for cookies at this point, so I just punched in "low carb chocolate chip cookies" into google and hoped for the best. Most of the results were ok, but included ingredients that I don't have on hand or would rather not use (like DaVinci syrups or protein powder).
But there was one gem amongst the others. It was... so beautiful. A deep dish cookie, mixed and cooked in a bowl in the microwave. More like a beautiful cookie cake than an actual cookie.
I remember Linda at Linda's Low Carb saying that she's successfully substituted almond flour for ground flax seed, so I used 1/4 cup of almond flour instead of 1/8 each almond flour and flax seed. I also used butter instead of coconut oil because I <3 butter. Who doesn't?
This baby is big, though. If you make it, plan on counting it as a large part of your meal, or maybe share it with a friend. Since Chad's not eating anything sweet of any kind (except for fruit and chocolate), I had to eat it all by myself. Not that I'm complaining!