Chewy Chocolate Cookies

Chewy Chocolate Cookies

Crafted with love by Alice Nicholls
choc biscuit 2


Chewy Chocolate Biscuits didn’t have the same ring to it.  So I’m sticking with ‘cookies’, even if it is not a very Australian thing to call a ‘biscuit’.   Cookie seems rightly fitting as by all accounts we have a few Cookie Monsters in our house.  These were demolished before I could even finish taking pictures of them, as you can see with the lil’ hand creeping into the frame in the picture above.

That wasn’t a staged shot.  No Siree! That was a real life COOKIE MONSTER stealing Mamma’s prop cookies and leaving a wake of crumbs around the house.

I am not one to get mad at my child and because I knew how utterly delicious they are I wasn’t one to hold a grudge.  I simply snapped that camera shutter more quickly and devoured the rest before hubby could get home, so we had to make a second batch.  I do believe my brain is now officially made up of 50% awesomeness and 50% cacao.

Make these babies and let me know what you think!

Pre-heat oven to 170C


  • 1 cup almond meal/flour
  • 3 tbls coconut flour
  • 3 tbls cacao powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste (or essence)
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup rice malt syrup
  • 1 tsp gluten free baking powder
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar


  1. Mix almond meal, coconut flour, cacao and baking powder in a bowl
  2. Beat egg with a fork and add to the flours along with apple cider vinegar, olive oil, vanilla bean paste and rice malt syrup
  3. Mix until well combined
  4. Adding a little bit of olive oil to the palm of your hand so the cookies don’t ‘stick’ roll into balls and flatten slightly with your other palm.
  5. Place into a baking paper lined tray and pop into the oven for 12 mins
  6. Cool on a rack and eat before anyone else gets home!

Alice. XX


About Alice


Alice Nicholls is a Life Transformation Coach, Nutritional Medicine Student, Writer, Speaker & Business Mentor, who helps women learn how to Live, Eat, Heal and Self-Love Better. The creator of global eCourse 'Life Transformation Project', with participants in 14 different countries & the author of 'Sweet - A collection of clean and classy sweet recipes for the health conscious cook'. As seen on channel 10's 'Wake Up', on the stage for ProBlogger, on MindBodyGreen, Elephant Journal & Mamamia.



Give yourself some self love with 7 days of love letters

Related Articles

  • What Are You Vibrating? The Law of Attraction.

    What Shit Are You Inviting Into Your life? My 3 year old daughter Holly  had an accident 2 weeks ago.  A supermarket electric sliding door ran over her foot and tore the whole big nail from the nail-bed, as well as slicing the top off her toe. Sounds gross?  It was.  I was in shock [...]

  • Feel The Fear

    fear fɪə/ noun Many times, in the last year especially, I realise that it is very true that everything you want and dream of is on the other side of fear. Fear can be a faint flicker in your chest that makes you turn in the other direction or make a simple ‘no’ decision in [...]

  • Is Everything You Want On The Other Side Of Fear?

    The worst mistake anyone can make is being too afraid to make one. I released our first newsletter last Thursday to a much bigger bunch of amazing members than I thought possible.  In it, I wrote candidly about my own personal journey with fear when it directly related to The Whole Daily. After the newsletter went [...]

  • The Perfect Way To Salve Your Jealousy and ‘Comparisinitus’

    Ice Cube said; “You better check yourself before you wreck yourself.” And boy was he right. I started The Whole Daily under a year ago.  I was still working full-time at a social media company, I was pregnant, and I had a toddler running around my ankles.  I was addicted to cooking and creating a [...]

  • John Mayer Was Right! A Mindfulness Technique To Keep You In Loving Check

      Yep! John Mayer was right. You’re bigger than your body gives you credit for. Your growth and ability to learn and expand your life, happiness, health and (self)love is unsurpassed by your physical form in so many ways. I’m going to get a little ‘woo woo’ right now so bear with me.  Because it [...]

Tell us what you think of this post.

6 Responses to "Chewy Chocolate Cookies"
  1. Shenoha says:

    Hi could you use coconut oil instead of olive oil? Or another alternative? these sound yum thanks!

  2. Absolutely, in fact, I would say they would be even chequer as the coconut oil would ‘set’ thicker when th cookies cool. I want to hear how they go Shenoha. Sounds great. X

  3. Shenoha says:

    Great thanks Alice!
    Should I use the same amount of coconut oil as olive oil? Im assuming it should be melted as well? x

  4. Lucy says:

    Guys, I just made these with coconut oil (same amount as the olive). I may have just burnt my tongue trying them too soon in my excitement ^ ^
    They turned out beautifully. Super moist. I think they’ll get chewier as they cool. I also chopped up sugar-free chocolate and added that because, you know, chocolate.

    Thanks for the recipe Alice! :) x

  5. Hahah. Because CHOCOLATE! Yes. I get it. Maybe we could dip them in chocolate too? Chocolate sandwich them? X

  6. Yes I would absolutely Shenoha. They will be great!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

slippery elm bark powder
What I learned about my over-inflated ego while hugging the toilet bowl + Remedy For Digestive Sickness
tomato sugo
Gardening as Love + a Delicious Tomato Sugo Recipe