Chocolate chip cookies are my weakness, my absolute weakness. HEB just started selling these gourmet belgian chocolate chip cookies with walnuts. Wow they are good… and not paleo. When I want a non-paleo treat, I want a chocolate chip cookie. I feel like I need to try all the chocolate chip cookies in the world so that I can find the best one. Don’t worry! Just because I want to eat every cookie in the world doesn’t mean I will. In fact, I passed up some amazing looking homemade ones at work the other day. I figured it wasn’t a good idea to eat cookies the day before my first CrossFit competition (which will be discussed in a later post). Even though I love cookies, cookies don’t love me. Wheat and gluten make me super sick. After my first competition, we did go to BJ’s where I had a pizzookie. That was awesome! Of course, I was sick for a few days after. Lucky me!
It seems that the more I eat paleo, the sicker I get when I don’t eat paleo. A few of my non-paleo friends have suggested that I don’t eat paleo at all so that my body gets used to it. Oh yes, living in a constant state of inflammation sounds great. Just because you don’t know that something is wrong doesn’t mean that nothing is wrong. Hopefully I will survive my upcoming Disney World trip. I love the food at Disney, and we are going to be there during the EPCOT Food and Wine Festival. I almost feeling like planning this trip has been like planning to get sick and fat. I am sure I will feel awesome when I get back from Disney. Yeah, awesome.
Well anywho. Back to chocolate chip cookies! Rather than making myself sick by eating normal chocolate chip cookies, I’ve decided to find some good paleo recipes. Against All Grain has an amazing recipe on her blog and in her cookbook. Right now it is my favorite paleo cookie recipe. They taste best fresh from the oven. The texture changes a little by the next day. However, they are still great. I also came across this recipe. I like the taste, but the texture isn’t as traditional, and they are messier to make. Also, most of the ingredients are easy to find, so that is nice. The thing is, I don’t always want to make a batch of cookies. Sometimes I just want one. Well that’s not true. I always want more than one. But sometimes I need to make just one cookie so that I don’t eat the whole batch. That is why I came up with my own microwave chocolate chip cookie recipe that I am excited to share with you. Now this recipe is a treat. It contains a good bit of (natural) sugar. It is not something you should eat everyday, but it is so simple that it is hard not too!
Single Serving Microwave Chocolate Chip Cookie
- 1 Tbsp butter from grass fed cows
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 1/2 Tbs maple sugar
- 1/4 C blanched almond flour (loosely packed)
- a few drops real vanilla and/or almond extract
- pinch of salt
- 1 1/2 Tbs dark chocolate chips (I recommend Enjoy Life)
- Melt butter in a microwave safe mug or ramekin.
- Add yolk, maple sugar, extracts, and salt and mix well
- Add almond flour and mix until well combined
- Stir in chocolate chips
- Microwave on high for 45 seconds
- Try to let it rest in the microwave for about a minute removing and scarfing down!
Notes: 1) You can replace the chocolate chips with about 1/4 cup of blueberries for a cobbler type dessert. 2) I prefer almond extract in my cookies and most other baked goods, but that is just me. Penzey’s has the best almond extract.