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


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  • Shenoha

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

  • Alice Nicholls

    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

  • Shenoha

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

  • Lucy

    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

  • Alice Nicholls

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

  • Alice Nicholls

    Yes I would absolutely Shenoha. They will be great!

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