Chocolate Chestnut Cookies

When you live with a chocoholic, you constantly have to figure out ways to keep chocolate in the house that is healthy, tasty and cures that chocolate itch.  I had some pouches of organic, roasted chestnuts that my mom brought up to me when she came to visit two weekends ago.  Because they have such a sweet, starchy and nutty flavor, I knew I could turn them into a sweet treat.  The kitchen magic started to happen…


  • 1.5 cups of roasted chestnuts
  • 1.5 cups of almond flour or cashew flour
  • 2.5 tsp of beet powder (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 cups raisins
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 2 flax eggs (2 tbsp flax meal +6 tbsp water)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar




Put everything into your food processor and blend until everything is blended well.  You may have a chunk of raisin here and there.


  • On a parchment covered cookie sheet, place cookies on sheet and back on 350 for about 15-17 minutes depending on thickness.
  • Let cool and then indulge.


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