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Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls

Posted on Nov 10, 2015 | 3 comments

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls


Sometimes nothing but a couple of Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls will satisfy my sweet tooth. Rich and buttery, with chunks of chocolate hiding inside, nothing can quite match this favorite blend of ingredients.

 

Before my family and I discovered the health benefits of paleo eating, we often baked Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies. Of those batches we made, at least half of the dough was eaten before it was ever cooked into finished cookies.

 

Those delicious memories inspired me to adapt that recipe into a more paleo-friendly version, voilà, Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls. These days I use real pastured Kerrygold butter, 100% organic unsweetened dark chocolate chips, and my favorite lower carb sweetener, birch xylitol (made from the bark of birch trees) and liquid stevia for sweeteners.

 

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls

Dough before scooping into balls.

 

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls

Plain and chocolate covered dough balls. I spooned melted chocolate dip over the balls in the mini paper cups.

 

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls

These dough balls were dipped into the chocolate topping, put on a plate, then frozen.

 


 

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls

  • Prep time:  30 minutes
  • Cook time: none, eating uncooked
  • Servings:  24 walnut sized balls

 

PLAIN COOKIE DOUGH BALLS:

(OPTIONAL) OUTER CHOCOLATE SHELL:

(Payton’s Paleo 30 Day Challenge friendly if made with xylitol, stevia, and unsweetened chips)


DOUGH  BALLS:

1) With an electric mixer, cream the butter, sweetener, and flour together.

2) Add all other ingredients, except for chocolate chips, mixing until well blended.

3) By hand, fold in chocolate chips.

4) Freeze for 1-2 hours, or until quite firm, but still able to be scooped with a small cookie dough scoop, or a small melon scoop.

 

CHOCOLATE FOR OUTER SHELL:

1) Melt the dipping ingredients together over very low heat.

2) Scoop your frozen dough into mini paper cups (I found mine at Sur Le Table).

3) Spoon the chocolate topping over the balls.

4) You may also dip your entire frozen dough ball into the melted chocolate in the pot, then using a spoon, or poking the ball with a tooth pick to handle it, place on a plate, then freeze until the chocolate shell is set.

 

I keep a dozen of so of these tasty little morsels in a snap top storage container in the freezer. Whenever anyone has a craving for Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls, these little frozen jewels are ready and waiting.

 

 

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls

A peek inside one of the chocolate covered dough balls. I ate the other half, plus about 5 more while I shot the pictures for the post!

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  1. Megan

    I can’t make these to often!! But I love when they are in my freezer… Yet they don’t stay there to long!! These hit the spot for any chocolate craving! I love them. Yea… I better make some more!

    • Payton

      I know what you mean about these being dangerous to have around! They seem to call to me from the freezer whenever I make them too Megan. LOL.

      Hugs,

      ~ Payton

  2. Payton

    Just made another batch of these using 1/4 cup Pascha chocolate chips and 1/4 cup chopped Calimyrna Figs. (Made in Nature brand.)

    Delicious! I think I like them better without the chocolate dipped shell – we get to eat them sooner. 🙂

    ~ Payton

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