Here are the substitutions I made:
- Cassava flour for white flour
- pure maple syrup for the brown sugar
- honey for the white sugar
- arrowroot starch for the cornstarch
- Real Salt for regular salt
- Enjoy Life chocolate chips for regular chocolate chips
Enjoy Life chocolate chips are what I would call Paleo-ish. Technically, the cane sugar in them isn’t Paleo. But if you go with the dark chocolate variety, there is less cane sugar in them than with sweet or semi-sweet. These aren’t something you want to eat all the time. But let’s get real. The Paleo diet cane be tough to stick to, and if you want something to cheat on or reward yourself with, these are a whole lot healthier than a Twinkie.
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These are the softest Paleo chocolate chip cookies I have ever tried. They are seriously better than regular chocolate chip cookies.
In a large bowl using a hand-held mixer or stand mixer with paddle attachment, beat the butter for 1 minute on medium speed until completely smooth and creamy.
Cover dough tightly with aluminum foil or plastic wrap and chill for at least 1 hour and up to 2 days. Chilling is mandatory for this cookie dough.
Remove cookie dough from the refrigerator and allow to sit at room temperature for 10 minutes. Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C). Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. (Always recommended for cookies.) Set aside.
Once chilled, the dough will be slightly crumbly, but will come together if you work the dough with your hands as you roll into individual balls. Roll balls of dough, about 1.5 Tablespoons of dough each, into balls. Press down to the shape you want, because whatever shape they start with is pretty much the shape they will end up as.
Bake for 10-11 minutes, until barely golden brown around the edges. They will look extremely soft when you remove them from the oven and you may not think they are done, but they overcook easily, so don't leave them in until they look done. Allow to cool for 5 minutes on the cookie sheet. Transfer to cooling rack to cool completely.