Delicious Dirt Clods

Happy Halloween! Enjoy the double chocolate version of the Paleo Cookie!

‘Dirt Clod’ Double Chocolate Paleo Cookies

Dry Ingredients:

  • 2 1/3 cups almond meal*
  • 2 T coconut flour, sifted
  • 1/2 tsp Celtic sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2-3 oz (2/3 of 1 bar) Theo or other chocolate bar, 70%+ cacao, chopped (Theo chocolate is vegan, soy-free, gluten and dairy free)
  • 2 T cacao powder

Wet Ingredients:

  • 1 T vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil (or ghee or butter), melted
  • 1/4 cup coconut nectar (double to omit maple syrup)
  • 1/4 cup grade B maple syrup (double to omit coconut nectar)

*Make your own by grinding raw almonds into a fine meal; stop when it’s a uniform ‘meal’ consistency. Grinding it 1-1.5 cups at a time yields the most consistent results for me, store leftovers in the fridge.

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Combine wet ingredients in a small bowl. (Quick Tip: melt coconut oil by placing it in a 1-cup pyrex in a small pan of water on medium low heat. Remove from heat and add maple syrup, coconut nectar and vanilla).
  4. Mix wet ingredients into dry ingredients. If your dough is too runny/sticky, add 1-2 T almond meal.
  5. IMPORTANT: Chill dough for 30 min-1 hour. This step seems unnecessary but it will make the dough less sticky and easily pliable. Chill up to 2 days to use at will.
  6. Lightly grease cookie sheet(s) with coconut oil.
  7. Using a teaspoon (or small cookie dough scoop) scoop a heaping scoop of dough and form balls. Pat them down a bit, they will spread while baking.
  8. Bake for 11 minutes for a perfect cookie.
  9. Remove to a wire rack to cool and use a spatula to loosen the cookies. Makes +/- 36 cookies.

This cookie doesn’t have any refined sugar, eggs, refined/bean/soy/flax flour, soy, flax, gluten, dairy, or general weirdness in it.


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About Sarah Hiller

Eco-maniacal! I love learning about food and health, and then sharing! I'm also an aspiring photographer, lover of kale, dogs, yoga, anything fitness, sunshine, rainbows, unicorns and heavy metal. It is my goal to empower and support people through nutrition and attitude. I have an Etsy store you can check out as well

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