Healthier Holiday Chocolate Chip Cookies
Don’t you just love the aroma of fresh, homemade cookies baking in the oven? There is room in a health-conscious lifestyle for the occasional treat. Enjoy my husband’s chocolate chip cookie recipe this holiday season—They are a delicious, decadent, but a healthier, option than most.
Chocolate Chip Cookies
These cookies are so decadent that you won’t know they are full of heart-healthy and thyroid-balancing coconut oil instead of the usual butter or hydrogenated fats like margarine. The medium-chain triglycerides, a type of healthy fat, helps to reset the metabolic rate of the thyroid gland (resulting in weight loss for people who are overweight due to a sluggish thyroid), increases fat burning, reduces the risk of atherosclerosis, helps prevent viral, bacterial, and fungal infections, supports healthy immune system function, helps prevent osteoporosis, is excellent for diabetes, nourishes the skin, and much more. Plus, you’ll enjoy the antioxidant rich chocolate chips, particularly if you choose organic, dark chocolate chips. While these cookies contain many health benefits, they should still be enjoyed in moderation. Happy holidays!
2/3 cup coconut oil
¾ cup organic, raw sugar
1 Tbsp. pure vanilla extract
2-1/4 cups whole kamut or spelt flour
1 teaspoon aluminum-free baking soda
½ teaspoon Celtic sea salt or other type of unrefined sea salt
2 cups organic chocolate chips (preferably dark chocolate chips)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients except chocolate chips in a mixer or food processor until thoroughly blended. Add the chocolate chips and mix by hand. Place by medium-sized spoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 20-25 minutes depending on cookie size (until golden). NOTE: The cookies will spread out so leave enough space on the cookie sheet to allow for expansion.