Just when I started to feel like I was getting the hang of gluten-free baking, life had to throw me a curveball.
My boyfriend’s naturopath had him try a new treatment for his IBS, and follow it up with a month of Paleo eating.
Now, here’s the thing: He eats ice cream for dessert pretty much every night.
I know, I know, that’s usually not low FODMAP unless I’m buying So Delicious frozen desserts or a Paleo sorbet. But he loves ice cream, and it hasn’t really bothered him previously. The point here is, desserts are absolutely mandatory.
Creating My Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
I almost always have some sort of homemade gluten-free baked treat on hand. And I wasn’t going to let the Paelo directive change that! So, I decided I’d adapt my gluten-free chocolate chip cookies recipe into one for Paleo chocolate chip cookies.
I started by placing an order with Thrive Market to stock up on the specialty ingredients I needed for my Paleo chocolate chip cookies:
- Enjoy Life Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mega Chunks
- Nutiva Organic Vegan Shortening
- Thrive Market Ghee
- Big Tree Farms Organic Coconut Sugar, Blonde
- Bob’s Red Mill Paleo Baking Flour
The Paleo chocolate chip cookies turned out to be soft and delicious, like the originals. And unlike many other gluten-free baked goods, my Paleo chocolate chip cookies were able to keep for a week in the cookie jar instead of being refrigerated. Winning!
The cookies were such a hit I made a batch as soon as they were gone, this time adding in 1/4 cup of cocoa powder. The addition of the cocoa made those Paleo chocolate chip cookies a little less moist, but still very good.