Superfood Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

by Laura Beans

Rooted in the belief that food creates the foundation for vitality, the Institute of Integrative Nutrition—founded in 1992 by Joshua Rosenthal—is an online higher education school where graduates become certified Health Coaches.

Rosenthal has just released a companion book, The Integrative Nutrition Cookbook: Simple Recipes for Health and Happiness (Hay House), which includes over 80 simple recipes for nutrient-dense dishes spanning different dietary guidelines, from vegan to gluten-free.

Included in the book is the recipe (below) for Superfood Chocolate Chip Cookies, which is too good not to share!

"These chocolate chip cookies are one of my favorite superfood desserts that is packed with flavor and won’t weigh you down,” says Rosenthal. “I always use gluten-free flour and dark chocolate chips (72 percent or more), but keep in mind that these are still treats, so eat sparingly."

Superfood Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Serves: 10-12

INGREDIENTS:

1 ¼ cup all-purpose, whole grain, or gluten-free flour

¾ cup coconut palm sugar

½ cup butter or vegan butter at room temp

1 egg at room temp

½ cup dark chocolate chip

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

½ teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon baking powder

¼ teaspoon salt, to taste

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit

2. Combine sugar and butter or vegan butter in large bowl with electric hand mixer until creamy and fluffy.

3. Beat egg in separate bowl and add, vanilla extract, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

4. Stir in flower and chocolate chips, combining well but not over mixing.

5. Form 1-inch diameter balls and place on lined baking sheet, about 2 inches apart, and bake for 10-12 minutes, until golden brown.

6. Allow to cool for 10 minutes.

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