These chocolate chip cookies are like the kind you buy at the bakery: rich, moist, with that just-baked taste you can’t get in store bought cookies. They are a bit of an indulgence, however, since they are rich in sugar-containing chocolate chips.

Try to use the darkest chocolate chips you can find to reduce sugar exposure. Using Hershey’s Special Dark chocolate chips, each cookie will contain around 5 grams carbohydrate per cookie, which can add up after a couple or three cookies. By using the darkest chocolate chips you can find (or by making your own dark chocolate chunks by melting 85% or greater cocoa dark chocolate, melting and breaking into chunks), you can reduce carbohydrate exposure to around 2-3 grams per cookie. For ultra low-carb chocolate chunks, use 100% cocoa, some butter, coconut oil, or cocoa butter, and a non-aqueous sweetener like Truvia, melted in a double-boiler setup.

I’ll bet that these cookies will even pass the taste test of an 8-year old!

4 cups ground almonds
2 cups semisweet or dark chocolate chips
2 teaspoons baking soda
Sweetener equivalent to 2 cups sugar
½ teaspoon sea salt
4 whole eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 tablespoons sour cream or coconut milk
4 ounces butter, melted, or 4 oz coconut oil

Preheat oven to 350° F.

Mix ground almonds, chocolate chips, baking soda, sweetener and sea salt in bowl.

In separate bowl, whisk eggs, then add vanilla, sour cream, and butter and mix thoroughly.

Pour liquid mix into dry mix, mixing by hand until thoroughly mixed.

Place heaping tablespoon-sized piles of dough onto cookie sheet covered with parchment paper or greased with oil. Press each pile with large spoon to approximately ½-inch thickness.

Place in oven and bake 30 minutes or until edges just slightly browned.

Makes approximately 30 cookies.