© 2016 by Ailar Poormoghaddam

Gluten-Free Collagen Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients:

1/2 cup gluten-free flour mix (I used cup4cup)

1/2 cup maple sugar (I used Shady Maple Farm)

1 egg (I used Vital Farms)

2 tbsp mylk (I used Califia unsweetened vanilla almond)

2 scoops collagen (I used Vital Proteins unflavored)

1/3 cup unsweetened chocolate chips (I used Pascha) 

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F 

2. In a medium or large bowl mix the flour, sugar and collagen

3. Mix in the egg and mylk into the batter

4. Add the chocolate chips and gently toss into the batter using a spatula or spoon

5. Roll dough into 2 tbsp pieces per cookie (my batter made about 8 cookies total) and place onto baking sheet 

6. Place in the oven and bake for about 25 minutes

7. Allow to cool for about 15 minutes or enjoy while still warm!

These cookies were so good that I made two batches in two days because they were all gone in minutes! They are super chewy, light and not too sweet thanks to the balance between the maple sugar and the unsweetened chocolate chips.

 

The batter requires minimal ingredients, but I definitely recommend using maple sugar, rather than other natural sweeteners like coconut sugar, for the best tasting cookies! Also be careful to not add too many chocolate chips since the unsweetened chips could make your cookies taste bitter. 

The collagen in these cookies is an added nutritious bonus! Collagen is a protein source that helps strengthen our skin, hair, nails, joints and bones. I have been taking collagen daily and have noticed a significant improvement in my nails, skin and hair over these past few months!  

I love eating these cookies after a big meal to help satisfy my sweet tooth. Hope you guys like them!