Protein Packed Chocolate Chip Cookies

Most kids won’t hesitate to snack on a cookie, so we’re sharing the ultimate trick for a health conscious parent to keep up their sleeve – protein packed chocolate chip cookies by New York Times Bestselling Author and mom of two boys Elana Amsterdam of Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry: Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free Recipes! This recipe has 7 simple ingredients, a bake time of 6-8 minutes, and is easy enough to cook together with the kids.

A word about this recipe from Chef Elena herself: ”I’ve got two boys, and they keep me real busy. And they like to eat cookies that I bake from scratch. These cookies. Gluten-free cookies. Easy chocolate chip cookies. It just seems that all is right in the world when young men sit at the table eating cookies. So go ahead, enjoy the cookies!”

Primal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Serves: 18 cookies



  • Combine almond flour, salt, and baking soda in a food processor
  • Pulse in shortening, honey, and vanilla until dough forms
  • Remove blade from processor and stir in chocolate chunks by hand
  • Scoop dough one level tablespoon at a time onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet
  • Press balls of dough down gently
  • Bake at 350° for 6-8 minutes
  • Cool for 15 minutes (do not handle prior or cookies will break)
  • Serve

This recipe is from Elena’s nutrient packed blog. Check it out – you’ll thank us later.

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