These Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies are my favorite cookies. They are crispy on the outside, yet chewy and soft on the inside. I make these for my family when we want a treat or a 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 loves them, and most are completely surprised these cookies are grain free. They taste very similar to regular “Toll House Style” chocolate chip cookies. Grain-free tastes 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 ¼ cup of almond flour, but you can substitute sorghum flour instead).
2. If you are egg free, try these Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites, these gluten free breakfast cookies.
All my love,
Megan (with a long E)
Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies
These paleo chocolate chip cookies are a family staple recipe. They are chewy, low-carb, and filled with melty-chocolaty goodness!
- 2 ¼ cups blanched almond flour
- ½ cup tapioca starch
- 1 cup coconut sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- ⅓ cup coconut oil
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½-3/4 cup dairy-free mini chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees (F) and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone liners.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the almond flour, tapioca starch, coconut sugar, baking soda, and sea salt.
- Cut in the coconut oil until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
- 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.
- Stir in the Enjoy Life Chocolate Mini Chips.
- Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake for 9-11 minutes, or until the cookies are golden brown.
- Cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes until transferring to cooling racks to finish cooling completely.
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Enjoy Life Semi-sweet Chocolate Mini Chips, 10 Ounce, Pack of 2
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Ashley Weaver says
Wow, Megan, these look fantastic!! You’re quite amazing. 🙂 Can’t wait to try these!
You are sweet, Ashley! Thank you! 😉
The food photography is top notch on this one Megan!!! I want wait to make them…Maybe tomorrow 😉
Thank you, Erin! 😉
Joanne Peterson says
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
Joanne Peterson says
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.
Cassidy @ Cassidy's Craveable Creations 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.
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.
Katie @ Produce on Parade says
Whoa! Nice new site! 🙂 It looks great, Megan 🙂
🙂 Thanks, Katie!
Jennifer Werstein says
What is and where do I find arrowroot starch?
It is a powdery white starch made from the 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.
Ultimate is right! These looks fabulous my friend!!
I’ve made these cookies twice in the past 4 days! Thank you so much for this delicious treat!
HA! You are so welcome! I’m happy you enjoyed them! 😉 I love these cookies, too!
Gaile Hennig says
Is there anything I could use instead of coconut oil?
Butter or vegan butter should work just fine, too.
Alyssa Echols says
Can I use regular sugar in place of the coconut sugar?
Coconut Sugar is less sweet than cane sugar (regular sugar). You can definitely try it, but start with a smaller amount, and then increase only if you think it needs it.
wow these are amazing!
Thank you – I’m glad you enjoyed them!