Ultimate Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

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I know, I’ve been a little quiet on the blog lately… there’s been a LOT going on! First things first, I wanted to make sure you didn’t miss out on this amazing opportunity: 

gfe-march-muffin-madness-500pxEnter for a chance to WIN a Blendtec, Cuisinart 14-Cup Food Processor, and lots of other amazing prizes over at March Muffin Madness hosted by Shirley of gfe-gluten free easily. Shirley is teaming up with some of your favorite bloggers to share a different muffin recipe each day for the entire month of March! I shared my Delicious Paleo Carrot Cake Muffins. To see the complete line up of bloggers and to read all of the DELICIOUS details (including instructions on how to enter to win), CLICK HERE

Ultimate-Chocolate-Chip-Cookies450px-AllergyFreeAlaskaI’ve kept the recipe for these Ultimate Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies in my back pocket for a while, just waiting for the right time to share it with you. After a few super busy weeks, I think it’s the right time.  😉

I make these for my family when we need a little treat or pick me up (I may have even let my girls have 2 for breakfast the other day… but I won’t confirm or deny that). I’ve made this recipe for several friends, some are gluten free, some are not. Regardless, everyone has loved them, and some have been completely surprised these are grain free. They taste a lot like a regular “Toll House Style” chocolate chip cookie. Who knew grain free could taste so good?!  😉 

A Few Notes About Substitutions:
1. If you can’t do almond flour or nuts, this recipe isn’t for you. Try my Gluten Free Toll House Style Chocolate Chip Cookies instead (the recipe calls for 1/4 cup of almond flour, but simply substitute sorghum flour for the almond flour and you’ll be golden). 
2. If you are egg free, try these Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites or Protein Packed Monster Breakfast Cookies instead. 
3. And lastly, for sugar-free, try these Stevia Sweetened Chocolate Chip Cookies (just use cocoa nib in place of the chocolate chips for completely sugar-free). 

All my love, 
Megan (with a long E)

Ultimate Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies
Serves: 2-3 dozen (depending on the size)
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees (F).
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the almond flour, arrowroot starch, palm sugar, baking soda, and sea salt.
  3. Cut in the coconut oil until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Whisk in the eggs and vanilla. The dough will appear to be dry, but keep mixing until the ingredients come together to form a thick cookie dough.
  5. Stir in the Enjoy Life Chocolate Mini Chips.
  6. Refrigerate in an airtight container for 2 hours.
  7. Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls onto parchment or silicone lined baking sheets and bake 9-11 minutes, or until the cookies are golden brown.
  8. Cool on the baking sheets for 5-10 minutes before transferring the cookies to paper towels to help draw out the excess oils. Store in an airtight container.
Recipe Notes from Megan
These cookies come out of the oven crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. For extra chewy cookies, under bake them by a minute. For completely crispy cookies, bake them until they are deep golden in color (just be careful not to burn them).

This recipe is linked to Make Your Own Monday, Fat TuesdayAllergy Free WednesdayGluten Free Wednesdays, Frugal Day Sustainable Ways, Thank Your Body Thursday, Tasty Traditions, Full Plate Thursday, Simple Lives Thursday, Pennywise Platter, and Gluten Free Fridays. 

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  1. says

    Hi Megan,

    These are lovely! Your photos are very good! I have two photo buffs in the family, and a father-in-law who designed a photo lab for the college he retired from, sooooo it runs a little bit in the family. :)

    I’ll have to try making my own carob chips from a recipe I found on Whole New Mom. It looks easy enough to try so I could make a “carob chip” cookie with your recipe. What is the difference between palm sugar and coconut sugar? I can get coconut sugar locally.

    Thank you for the tip about the muffin madness for March. I’ll have to check out the recipes



  2. says

    Hi Megan,

    I looked more on your site because I like your new look. I looked at your gluten free pantry listing and found the answer to my question concerning the palm sugar.

    I also appreciate your information, honesty, and vulnerability describing your long painful journey with the medical profession. We have been through that journey too with my husband and with myself in a different aspect.

    My husband has had debilitating pain for over the course of many, many years. Some days were better than others. Two years ago he was sleeping more and more because of the pain and how exhausted he would become from fighting pain. Now that he has started to see a chiropractor over the past two years and taking the supplements, Nitric Balance, and the change in diet, he still is in constant pain, but at a much more manageable level than before.

    Thank you for your hard work to manage this blog, and for all of the recipes you provide for those of us who have been searching for ways to feed our family well, and with some semblance of normalcy, especially having small children.



  3. says

    WOW! These look absolutely delicious!!! I have a very similar recipe that results in a chewy chocolate chip cookie, but yours look crunchy, which I have not been able to perfect. As soon as I get some more almond flour these are 1st on the list! Thanks!!!

    Also, your pictures are beautiful! I have such a hard time with photographing food.


  4. Janet says

    These were really good but I wimped out and only added 1/3 cup of sugar. I am very low sugar and the family was happy to get any in! Thanks.

    • Megan says

      Hi Jennifer,
      It is a powdery white starch made from a tuber/roots of tropical plants. You should be able to find it locally at a natural foods store, but can also find it online via Amazon.com.

  5. Kirsten says

    I’ve made these cookies twice in the past 4 days! Thank you so much for this delicious treat!


  1. […] Ultimate Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies – For my first experiment with grain-free cookies, I knew to start with these. Definitely a different texture than what I’m used to with the gluten-free cookies I usually make, since these are almost all almond flour, but good. Thumbs up all around from my family! […]

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