Healthy chocolate chip cookies recipe

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By Lindsay Robinson By Lindsay Robinson
By Lindsay Robinson By Lindsay Robinson
By Lindsay Robinson By Lindsay Robinson
By Lindsay Robinson By Lindsay Robinson
By Lindsay Robinson By Lindsay Robinson

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Is a delicious treat that burns fat too sweet to be true? Think again.

Chocolate chip cookies may be good for the soul, but they are packed with sugars, carbs and other ingredients that lead to fat storage.

Board certified holistic nutritionist and fitness director at TriVita Wellness center Jolene Goring joined Good Morning Arizona to share a recipe for delicious chocolate chip cookies that won’t leave you feeling guilty.

These cookies actually help your body burn fat, not store it. They aren’t full of “empty” calories, so they leave you feeling full.

Fat Burning Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep and Cook time: 25 min
Serves: 12

Ingredients:
4 large pitted dates
2 cups walnuts
2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
Pinch of sea salt
2 TBSP extra virgin coconut oil
1 organic egg
1 tsp cinnamon
Stevia to taste
¼ c shredded coconut
½ c dark chocolate chips
1 TBSP coconut oil (for cookie sheet)

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350F

Blend dates, nuts, & vanilla in food processor until a paste forms. Add baking soda, salt, coconut oil, egg, cinnamon & stevia. Mix thouroughly.

Scrape batter into bowl & stir in coconut & chocolate. Form 12 portions of dough onto oiled cookie sheet, then gently flatten with fingers.

Bake until nicely browned, about 12 minutes.