Paleo Chestnut Chocolate Chip Cookies


Paleo Gluten Free Chestnut Chocolate Chip Cookies-3

Merry almost Christmas! This is my last recipe before Christmas so I decided I need to fit in one more recipe of everyone’s favorite dessert: chocolate chip cookies!

About 2 weeks ago, I asked on my Instagram what you like to do with chestnuts (’tis the season!), besides just roasting them and eating them. I got several responses which were all great, and one of my friends mentioned that you can use them as flour by grinding them up after roasting them. What a great idea! That’s exactly what I did with my chestnuts to make them into these chocolate chip cookies.

Paleo Gluten Free Chestnut Chocolate Chip Cookies-3

Paleo Gluten Free Chestnut Chocolate Chip Cookies-3

Paleo Gluten Free Chestnut Chocolate Chip Cookies-3

I loved the texture of these cookies, and you honestly can’t really taste the chestnuts. They taste like good ol’ chocolate chip cookies, which no one hates at all. I actually sent these to my dad for Christmas all the way to South Korea, and they held together with no broken pieces! 

Paleo Gluten Free Chestnut Chocolate Chip Cookies-3

Paleo Gluten Free Chestnut Chocolate Chip Cookies-3

Paleo Gluten Free Chestnut Chocolate Chip Cookies-3

If you are looking for last minute crowd-pleasing recipe for the holidays, I hope you make these because they are absolutely delicious! I think it’s the perfect treat for Santa Claus and if he doesn’t finish it, you can nibble on them while you open those presents he brought. Hope you have a wonderful holiday, filled with cozy and relaxing times with your loved ones!

Paleo Gluten Free Chestnut Chocolate Chip Cookies-3

Paleo Gluten Free Chestnut Chocolate Chip Cookies-3

Paleo Chestnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Author: Jean Choi
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup roasted and peeled chestnuts
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 6 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 6 tbsp coconut oil, melted and cooled
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 oz 75% (or higher) dark chocolate bar, roughly chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place roasted chestnuts in a food processor, and grind until crumbly and fine.
  3. In a large bowl, combine ground chestnuts, coconut flour, coconut sugar, and baking soda.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together coconut oil, egg, and vanilla extract. Pour this mixture into the dry ingredients and mix well.
  5. Fold in chopped chocolate.
  6. Scoop with a large rounded tablespoon to drop dough onto the lined baking sheet. Flatten slightly.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until slightly golden brown.
  8. Cool completely before serving.

 


Paleo, Gluten Free Chestnut Chocolate Chip Cookies. They are the perfect holiday cookies!

5 thoughts on “Paleo Chestnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. Rhiannon

    Wow! These came out perfect, I substituted cold pressed macadamia nut oil for the coconut oil and used 5 tablespoons of organic coconut sugar instead of six. Baked for 12 minutes, these are delicious. Thank you and pinned!

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  2. Kara

    Hi Jean,
    I was searching for a way to use up by roasted chestnuts and I found your recipe. I was not interested necessariliy in the ‘paleo’ part of the cookie, only that it was a chestnut-based cookie. Thus, I made these cookies with your recipe but I used regular butter, all purpose flour, and brown sugar instead of the coconut oil, etc. They were delicious as a healthy alternative to a normal chocolate chip cookie. However, I felt that the addition of the chocolate over powered the chestnut flavor that I wanted to come through. If there was a way to preserve or even enhance the roasted chestnut flavor in the form of a cookie, I feel that would have made them even better. Please let me know if you come up with a better chestnut cookie one day.

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