Salvere Recipe: Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yes, that is correct — We sent out a recipe for chocolate chip cookies. Two important items when it comes to eating such foods.  First, a cookie is a cookie even if it is gluten free, fat free, sugar free, made with sweet potatoes, etc. The second, learn how to incorporate such things into your “regular healthy eating plan”.  That does not mean eat them daily yet eat them on occasion and enjoy every bite.

This particular recipe uses almond flour for the base instead of white flour made from wheat. In our previous recipe for the scones we discussed the differences in almond flour and almond meal. Remember, with coconut oil, the difference in refined and unrefined? In addition to a higher smoke point, refined tastes less like coconut then unrefined. Use either one in this recipe. We took this recipe directly from the below link:

 Chocolate Chip Cookies

chocolate chip cookies

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar (or coconut sugar)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups almond flour
  • 1 1/4 cups chocolate chips of choice (I used dark chocolate chunks from Whole Foods!)
  • 2/3 cup toasted walnuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 350F.

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter, coconut oil, and brown sugar. Add the vanilla and eggs, mixing until incorporated.
  3. Mix in the baking soda and salt. Add the almond flour, 1 cup at a time, beating well after each addition. Fold in the chocolate chips and walnuts with a wooden spoon.
  4. Form the dough into tablespoon rounds and place on the lined baking sheet about 3 inches apart. Bake for 11-13 minutes, or until golden brown around edges. Cool and enjoy!

by Lisa Martin, owner and personal trainer at Salvere Health and Fitness. If you’d like to contact Lisa, email her at or call her at (410) 707-0055.


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