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If you are having a craving for chocolate chip cookies, then this is the recipe for you! It’s a much healthier version than your typical cookie recipe. Hazelnuts contain vitamins, minerals, protein, fiber and healthy fats. Hazelnuts are one of those sweet-flavored nuts that are delicious as a snack, on salads and, of course, in baked recipes! They add a nutty and rich flavor to any favorite recipe.

Hazelnut Cookies

2 c. hazelnuts – shelled and ground up in nut grinder
1/2 c. coconut flour
1/2 c. unsweetened coconut flakes
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 c. raw honey
3-4 oz. dark chocolate or 1 cacao chocolate bar, cut into chunks
1/4 c. unsweetened applesauce
2 organic eggs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place coconut on a cookie sheet and bake them until lightly toasted, about 3-5 minutes. Let cool and blend with remaining ingredients until well mixed. Roll into small balls and place on a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Flatten with fingers or spatula.

Cook for approximately 10-12 minutes. Cool for about 30 minutes.

This is a recipe the whole family will love. It’s not something I’d suggest we eat every day, but it’s a very healthy alternative to your traditional cookie recipes or the store-bought variety. I love chocolate and mint, but you can totally omit the mint flavoring and still have a great cookie. I love to eat them right out of the freezer or crumbled in my Greek yogurt! YUM!

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

1/2 c butter, softened
2/3 c. Whole Cane Sugar
1 egg
1 tsp Organic Vanilla Extract
1 1/2 tsp. peppermint extract
2 droppers Peppermint Stevia
1 1/2 c. almond flour
1/4 c. oat bran
1/4 c. carob powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1 c. unsweetened carob chips
1/2 c. chopped walnuts

In a large bowl, cream together butter, sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and stir in vanilla and peppermint extracts. In a separate bowl, mix dry ingredients. Gradually stir into creamed mixture. Sir in chocolate chips and walnuts. Drop by rounded spoonfuls on greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minute or until done. Cool cookies on cookie sheet for a few minutes then remove and cool completely Or if you are like me, eat while warm and gooey.