Friday, April 6, 2012

Chia Chocolate Cookies

I have been having fun again in the kitchen with the Low Carb Baking Mix and Hemp Protein Powder from Bob's Red Mill. This time I involved a bag of Chocolate Chunk Chips from Enjoy Life. These dark chocolate chunks are nut and dairy free, Casein free, Gluten free, Vegan and Kosher. Even though I had so much goodness to add to these cookies, I still felt that these cookie could use an additional source of nutrients. So, I decided to add some Chia seeds that I received from Bob's Red Mill for a nice dose of Fiber and Omegas. 

In one bowl, I combined 1 and 1/2 cups of the Low Carb Baking Mix into a bowl with 1/2 cup of Hemp Protein Powder. I added 1 and 1/4 teaspoons of Baking Soda and 1/4 Teaspoon of Salt. Sift well.

In a separate bowl, cream together 1 and 1/4 cup of butter/margarine along with your choice of sugar or sugar free substitute. I used brown sugar this time. However, if you wanted to stick to a low carb cookie I would recommend a sugar free substitute. Once this mixture fluffed up, I added 1 egg and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. I then combined the wet and dry mixture and added 3/4 cup of Chia seeds. Added a great deal of fiber to this batch of cookies. 

After the Chia seeds were all stirred into the dough, I added the Gluten Free Semi Sweet - Mega Chunks from Enjoy Life Foods. I set the oven to 325 earlier and by the time the dough was complete I was ready to drop spoon sized balls onto a couple non greased cookie sheets. Makes approximately 30 chewy cookies with a light crispy edge.

The cookies turned out absolutely delicious. My husband immediately ate 4 when he first discovered them. They were a hit with our mortal kombat buddies too. They taste completely unhealthy, but they aren't. The chocolate chunks really made these cookies quite amazing fresh out of the oven. It was perfect amount of chocolate.

Disclaimer: I received a few products to try from Bob's Red Mill and Enjoy Life Foods to try for my honest opinion. I received no other compensation. This recipe was created by me using a standard chocolate chip cookie recipe that I modified to suit my needs.

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