Paleo Sea Salt and Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Sea salt dark chocolate chunk cookies. Sea salt dark chocolate. I have been repeating these words for the last couple days. DAMNNNN. They are GOOOD!
Last week on my birthday, I woke up slightly irritated and a bit on edge. I was on week two here in Boulder and while I absolutely love living in Colorado, my current situation was a little less than ideal.
I felt like a little bitch complaining about it.
I was totally trying to play it off like I was totally okay with the fact that I live with three guys and the kitchen is constantly a freaking mess.
Before I go on I should say that I am a total neat freak and for me to even just boil water, everything in the kitchen has to be spotless. If not, I just feel like my world is turned upside down, it feels off to me.
Here’s the thing, I don’t wanna clean up after anyone. I really don’t and since I don’t then my reasoning came to, maybe you should just forgo the kitchen and cooking for the next two months.
You can explore the food scene and experiment more with raw foods. I kept telling everyone that would ask me how my move went how much I was excited about this new approach to life and literally babbled all this BS – to convince myself I was okay with it.
Then last week my BS story came to an end when I realized, I missed my routine. I missed my lattes in the morning and just enjoying the quiet time before I started my day. I missed being able to make these freaking cookies.
I missed creating.
As much as I am passionate about mental health and empowering women and helping break the stigma around mental health and cannabis, there is still a very dominant part that LOVES to cook.
This side of Andrea loves to get lost in the kitchen. It’s my meditation. I don’t bring the blog into this little bubble of time because it literally is just me letting the ingredients speak to me. There is no plan, there is no recipe in the making, it’s just me and the ingredients, creating magic.
This me time keeps me fucking sane.
I probably should not be admitting this here considering, you know I do have a reputation for being a total badass that doesn’t cry (HA), but I cried for a good ten minutes when I realized that I was being a little childish because there are people with real freaking problems and I’m being a little bitch.
To be honest, I have no idea why I didn’t buy the mini fridge when I first moved in, I think a part of me is trying to let go of SO much crap but I went a bit on the extreme side.
After talking myself in and out of getting the fridge, my mom came to visit and finally helped me step out of the indecisive cloud I was in and we headed to Target to buy a mini fridge.
I feel like the universe was totally on board because there was a crazy good sale and I was able to get myself a mini fridge, toaster oven, and an electric tea kettle. After piling everything into my car we went back, organized my room a bit before going out for dinner.
Oh, if you are a burger fanatic like me, and you happen to live or are visiting Boulder, you gotta check out next door eatery, their pineapple express is everything in life and more. After chowing down on delicious food we headed to whole foods, where I bought the necessities and then couldn’t wait to get home to make these dark chocolate chunk cookies.
I love how quickly and easily these sea salt dark chocolate chunk cookies come together. I’ve made them twice in the last week and take them with me everywhere and if I make a friend, I give them a cookie. You know, like we did when we were in kindergarten.
Even if you haven’t moved, I still recommend these paleo sea salt dark chocolate chunk cookies, they will make your day a hell of a lot happier.
Oh, and they freeze beautifully, just remove from freezer, and let thaw or if you are impatient like me pop it in the toaster oven for a couple minutes. Eat as is or dunk in cashew almond milk, cause I’m a rebel.
MAKE IT: Paleo Sea Salt and Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies
1/2 cup of dark chocolate chunks, grab your favorite chocolate bar of choice, and roughly chop it, add the little shavings into your cookie dough, trust me
1/2 cup of ghee or coconut oil, you can even use cannabis coconut oil
1/4 cup of maple syrup, use 1/2 cup if you want a sweeter cookie dough
1/2 tsp of salt + more to sprinkle on top of cookies
1 T of vanilla extract
1 tsp of baking soda
1/2 cup of cassava flour
Preheat oven to 375.
In a bowl add the ghee, maple syrup, and vanilla. Mix together before adding in the egg. Mix until well combined and then add the rest of the ingredients. Once everything is mixed together, use an ice cream scoop if you want or just a regular old spoon and place into rounds into a lined baking sheet.
Bake for 10-12 minutes.
Remove from oven and cool on a cooling rack.
Babes if you make these killer sea salt dark chocolate chunk cookies let me know by dropping a comment below, or tag #followourpassionstyle on Instagram