Happy Hump Dayyyyyyyyyy. Wednesdays. I just love them. I really loved Wednesdays when they included bagels. But now, I just casually love Wednesdays. When I stopped eating sugar for awhile (which feels like an eternity ago), I unfortunately had to get rid of bagel Wednesday. I mean, I still got breakfast with the same people in between coaching classes, but no sugar = no bagel. BUT, since then, I haven’t had a bagel. Pretty much only because I haven’t thought about it. But now I am thinking about bagels. However, good news…bagels are only appetizing to me if I’ve been up for awhile and haven’t had any real food, and right now, I just finished a big bowl of…you guessed it.. cauli rice + brussels sprouts, and some dang good leftover Trader Joe’s ground beef leftover from last night.

Today was especially good because Daniel bought me some popcorn. Two brands I have never even seen before. I got home today around 2, I would say, and the bags were just sitting there for me. 2 bags. And they looked artsy, which gives off the impression that these particular brands are actually good for you. Which is wrong. No popcorn is good for you. But I still love it after a workout. Don’t judge me. 

Also, today I (maybe) got a little better at power cleans. Only because of Colin. God bless him. Really, Lord. God bless him. I can find like 4567 negative things to say about me and power cleans, but no negativity on here. No way. So, instead, first of all, shoutout to Colin for helping me, and trying to think of every single cue in the book to help me. Second, at least I got a little better. Third, despite not being very good at said clean, I actually really like them. Fourth, just another opportunity to try and get better. I think I already said that. I guess I really mean it. 

Ok, moving on to things you probably actually care about. Like cookies. Am I right? Dang. Cookies and popcorn and bagels – all in one post. You prob think I’ve gone off the deep end. I prob have. But I promise I’m not a crappy eater. Only on Wednesdays, apparently. Our friends Josh and Carrie gave us (mostly Daniel) these expensive, premium, dark chocolate chips, called Lily’s. Long story about why they gave them to us (mostly Daniel), but they’re really good. And you can find them at Fresh Market and Whole Foods, I think. If you like spending a lot of money on good, no sugar added, cocoa, go for it. Shoutout to Josh and Carrie for knowing the way to our heart and giving us chocolate. 

 

So, with that, I give you a low sugar, paleo cookie recipe for you to enjoy in moderation. Becauseeee……..paleo cookies are still cookies, yo. Remember that. But every now and then, a girl (or guy) just needs a bite sized, melt in your mouth, cookie. Or two. Or three.

Also, are you getting tired of my ridiculously long titles? I’m aware; they are long. I just want you to know what you’re getting from the start. 

Coconut Flour Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

Makes approx. 2 dozen small, bite sized, fluffy cookies. (It actually probably makes a little more than that, but I figured in you eating some dough).

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 13 minutes 

Total Time: 23 minutes

Ingredients (PS, on my insta story, I think I said 5 ingredients, so sorry, I was off):

  • 2/3 cup coconut flour – we like the brand from Trader Joe’s – very affordable!

  • pinch of salt

  • 3 eggs

  • 1/4 cup virgin coconut oil – melted

  • 3 tbsp grass fed butter – softened but not melted. (we love Kerrygold). – This really isn’t a lot of butter for the whole batch. It gives it a little extra fluff and adds to the taste. Just make sure you’re using good butter – not the crap kind.

  • 3 tbsp honey – once again, not a terrible amount of sweetener for a batch of cookies.

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips. We used the Lilly’s brand I was telling you about earlier. 

 

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  • Coat baking pan/sheet with parchment paper – not wax paper 🙂 Spray sheet with coconut oil.

  • Mix all of the above ingredients together in the order listed above. No need to separate dry vs. wet ingredients. Does that really do anything anyway?

  • Roll dough into tiny little balls, and spread out on pan. Feel free to press dough down just a little.

  • Bake 13 minutes, or until cookies look golden brown (on the bottom). 

  • Eat em up.