Blog posts like this make it pretty easy to do what I do. Bake, photograph, eat, edit, and talk about a chocolate chunk skillet cookie?! Yes. A million times yes. I didn't even mention the fact that this recipe is PALEO! You read that right folks.
This paleo chocolate chunk skillet cookie is perfectly proportioned for two (ie share it with your Valentine on Wednesday...maybe?) or to enjoy on your own, if you're feeling ambitious. I found this small cast iron skillet, and skillet cookies are its only responsibility in my kitchen. It is the perfect size, and let's be honest, there is nothing like a hot gooey cookie straight from the oven.
The cookie base has a slightly nutty flavor thanks to the use of almond flour, and the coconut sugar makes it perfectly sweet. I have actually started using coconut sugar more and more in recipes because it resembles the caramel flavor of brown sugar without being cloying.
Let's talk about fat for a second. I tested this recipe with both refined coconut oil and ghee. Ghee is considered a great addition to the paleo diet. The milk solids have been removed, so it qualifies as lactose free, and still lends that rich, "baked with butter," taste. With that said, if you want to keep this completely dairy free, you can use coconut oil.
Even better, companies are now making paleo chocolate! Cue the hallelujah chorus! Paleo chocolate is dairy free, and sweetened naturally making it a healthy sweet treat when the cravings or skillet cookies strike! I love the paleo chocolate bars from Thrive Market, but if you have any trouble finding paleo approved chocolate for this chocolate chunk skillet cookie, send me a message and I'll help you track it down!Print