Orange Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies {Paleo}

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This yummy seasonal holiday cookie is a nice twist from a regular chocolate chip cookie. This recipe is inspired by Paleo Running MommaCRANBERRY ORANGE CHEWY CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES {PALEO & VEGAN}. If you are looking for a vegan option, check out her page for this recipe and other vegan recipes. *You should follow her page anyway because she has amazing recipes!

Hope you enjoy this alternative, when regular chocolate chip cookies are abundant for the holiday season!

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Orange Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies {Paleo}

Servings:14

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, softened but not fully liquid
  • 1/4 cup smooth almond butter
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 2 tsp zest of 1 orange
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 cup blanched almond flour
  • 1/4 cup tapioca flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Whisk together the almond and tapioca flours, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Set aside
  3. In a separate bowl, cream together the almond butter and coconut oil until smooth, then add the maple syrup, coconut sugar, vanilla and orange zest; continue to mix until very smooth. Add in the egg and beat until fully combined.
  4. Slowly add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients with a spoon until a sticky cookie dough forms. Fold in the cranberries and chocolate chips. Chill the mixture in the freezer for 10 minutes.
  5. Use a cookie scoop to drop the mixture onto a cookie sheet about 2 inches apart, or hand roll into balls.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for about 12-15 minutes or until cookies are beginning to brown on the edges.
  7. Remove from oven and allow to cool on the baking sheet about 5 minutes, then carefully transfer to wire racks to cool completely. Enjoy!

 

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