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Why do my paleo chocolate chips cookie taste like crap???

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created November 05, 2012 at 12:07 AM

I learned of paleo after joining Commonwealth Crossfit. It was a 30 day challenge. At first it was grueling but after a week I started feeling great. I decided that this was for me. As a novice, I avoided baking because I wasn't sure what or how to bake the paleo way. After months of dessert deprivation, I craved a sweet treat. I went on Lonnie and looked up different paleo chocolate chip cookies. I tried three recipes and every time they come out like CRAP!!!! I'm so desperate. I'm at a across road. I either say goodbye to my sweets life or learn how to bake paleo style. Anyone have any suggestions???

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on November 16, 2012
at 01:32 AM

+1 to nemesis for eating chocolate chips straight out of the bag i do that shit all the time.

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on November 15, 2012
at 07:12 PM

The toll-house recipe works *perfectly* when made with rice flour and tapioca starch. The probably isn't the GF flours - it's the lack of sugar.

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on November 05, 2012
at 08:15 PM

The whole phrase "Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies" is an oxy-moron.

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on November 05, 2012
at 12:45 AM

Just eat real chocolate chip cookies, don't try to emulate them. There are good paleo cookies out there, but they don't really emulate traditional cookies, they're more like Lara bars (and just as good!)

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on November 05, 2012
at 12:39 AM

Just eat the chocolate chips straight out of the bag. Saves time, money and cleanup.

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on November 05, 2012
at 12:31 AM

Because it is crap. Eat real food and stop trying to recreated SAD crap.

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on November 05, 2012
at 11:09 AM

Try my recipe.....I think these taste great and apparently so do all my nonPaleo friends.

2 cups almond flour 6 Tablespoons coconut palm sugar 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 cup melted butter 1 egg 1 tablespoon vanilla

Blend the above ingredients and add a few tablespoons coconut flour if the dough seems too wet. Then add 1 cup choc. chips. I use Sunspire 65% becuase I haven't found any with a higher percentage and cutting up a choc. bar seems too messy.

Drop on a buttered baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.

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on November 05, 2012
at 12:14 AM

Did they use coconut flour? Because I'm yet to have a coconut flour recipe turn out good. That stuff is tricky to get right.

Use almond flour, get some very high quality chocolate chips (organic, dark chocolate -- expensive, but worth it), and use maple syrup for the sweetener.

Try a few recipes, just make small batches till you find one you like.

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on November 05, 2012
at 12:44 AM

Haven't tried these, but they look good. http://crossfitbartlett.com/sarahs-absolute-favorite-paleo-treat-pumpkin-brownies/ I know for a fact that these are good http://healthy-recipe-group.fitsugar.com/Paleo-Pumpkin-Chocolate-Chip-Cookies-20853259 And definitely use a recipe with almond flour instead of coconut flour. Though the pumpkin ones are good even though they do use coconut flour.

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on November 05, 2012
at 12:38 AM

No gluten or wheat. Can't have awesome cookies without those two. Believe me, i've tried.

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on November 15, 2012
at 07:12 PM

The toll-house recipe works *perfectly* when made with rice flour and tapioca starch. The probably isn't the GF flours - it's the lack of sugar.

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on January 13, 2013
at 01:20 AM

http://www.delightedmomma.com/2012/07/paleo-chocolate-chip-cookies-no-flour.html?m=1

The best I've had! Give it a shot! Just make sure to mix your wet ingredient separate and then add! Good luck

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on January 04, 2013
at 08:43 PM

I've made several patches of the cookies on Mark's site:

http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-holiday-desserts/#axzz2H2dcEmDB

They've come out miraculous every time and require NO flour, super easy. (Food processor is ideal to have)

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on January 04, 2013
at 02:58 AM

These have been a big hit with my readers: http://cavegirlcuisine.net/2012/05/01/chunky-chocolate-cookies/

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on January 04, 2013
at 02:22 AM

Hands down the best cookies I've ever eaten, including before I started eating paleo: http://peasandthankyou.com/2012/03/08/caveman-cookies/. Use sunflower seed butter....it will change your life!

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on January 04, 2013
at 12:11 AM

Paleo cookies don't taste good for the same reasons non-alcoholic beer and fat free half & half taste bad. They are pale imitations of the real thing. Stick to real natural foods and "try" to forget about paleo cookies. If you want a cookie go treat yourself to a real cookie once in awhile.

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on January 03, 2013
at 10:13 PM

DEFINITELY try these. http://www.runningtothekitchen.com/2012/10/chocolate-chunk-paleo-cookies/

My boyfriend is an absolute cookie freak... but being health conscious.. is desperate for a healthy version that doesnt taste 1 but healthy.

As soon as I tasted the batter for these I knew they were the ones. :) Chewy, tasty, and paleo.

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on November 16, 2012
at 01:21 AM

Betty Crocker Gluten Free cookies are actually better than the real things. Not even kidding!

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on November 16, 2012
at 12:45 AM

Do not use coconut flour ever it tastes horrible and makes your throat feel like you just ate sand also it absorbs everything. Coconut oil is awesome and use regular semi sweet chocolate chips or else they won't be good. Also I use a combination of both honey and agave nectar to sweeten my cookies also I am not completely paleo so I do use half coconut oil and half butter it helps a lot. The cookies will always be flatter and not exactly like regular cookies but they are a good replacement when you crave anything sweet. Also extra eggs and vanilla help too.

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on November 08, 2012
at 06:01 AM

Because they're not made of meat, silly. If you wanna eat garbage, go down to the city dump - it's free!

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on November 08, 2012
at 04:37 AM

Don't say good bye to the sweet goodness of chocolate! Have you ever tasted Xocai chocolate? It saved my life! I love Paleo but need to keep it easy and applicable to my diet. Xocai has no wax, preservatives or inexpensive sugar. It's cold-pressed chocolate that has retained all of the fire-power of antioxidant. Check out XocaiDarkChocolate.com Remember, cocoa is a fruit. So go ahead and enjoy! :-)

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on November 05, 2012
at 12:46 AM

I've only attempted one kind of paleo cookie and it was hella good. Even have my non-paleo parents noshing on them. See: http://civilizedcavemancooking.com/grain-free-goodies/caveman-cookies/

Definitely can add chocolate chips to them if desired.

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