Paleo Cookies: Chewy Chocolate Chip

paleo chewy chocolate chocolate chip cookies

Paleo Cookies

Don’t think I haven’t noticed that I have never put up a recipe for Paleo cookies on a site that has the word “cookie” in the title.

Now I have finally made a cookie, so I don’t have to feel weird about that anymore.

Warning: Bake these only when you have guests over or are making them as a gift for someone else. If you are inclined to go bananas when chocolate is around–as I am–you may find that these get you into trouble with the whole, “just one more” rationale.

Not that I did that.


But for those of you with tremendous willpower who can throw your Paleo cookies into the freezer and take one out for a treat now and then, carry on. I salute you.

Those little white flecks in the photo are small almond pieces. I grind up sliced almonds and use it as flour. In recipes like this one, I don’t sift out the tiny chunks that are left over because I (a) like the little bit of texture they give, and (b) am lazy and not a perfectionist.

For the chocolate chips, I cut up five squares of a Lindt Excellence 90% Cocoa Bar. The only problem is that it makes them sloppy; you will get chocolate on your hands when you eat them, even after they’ve cooled.

Another option is the Enjoy Life Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips. They are certified gluten free and a favorite amongst the GFers.

If you like your cookies chewy, I think you’re really going to like these. I know they have a lot of honey (sugar), but they might be a little blandish if you cut it to 1/4 cup.

They are done when you touch the top of one and it doesn’t cave in, but is still a little bit springy.

Paleo Cookies: Chewy Chocolate Chip


  • 2 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup raw honey
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup chocolate of choice (chopped dark chocolate bar or chocolate chips)


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Whisk together almond flour, coconut flour, cocoa, salt, and baking soda.
  3. In a larger bowl, whisk together egg yolks, vanilla, honey, and coconut oil.
  4. Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture. Whisk together until smooth.
  5. Fold in your chocolate.
  6. Add spoonfuls to a parchment-lined cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes.
  8. Cool Paleo cookies on a wire rack.
  9. Don’t eat them all!

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10 thoughts on “Paleo Cookies: Chewy Chocolate Chip

  1. Katherine Berelson

    These are phenomenal. I did a touch less honey, probably 1/3 cup and they hit the spot. I enjoyed them with iced chai tea sweetened with a touch of stevia and coconut milk. Yum! Thanks for posting.

  2. Liz Post author

    I’m so glad you liked the cookies! That’s great that you used a little less honey–I was afraid they might be bland with less. The good thing about cutting out refined sugar is when you do make something like this, a bit of sweetness goes a long way. Thanks for the comment!

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  4. CJ

    Just made these and these are delish!! So excited I stumbled upon your page!!

    Thanks for sharing!!

    1. Liz Davis Post author

      Hi CJ,

      I’m so glad you liked the cookies! Thanks so much for taking the time to let me know. I hope you find some other recipes on the site that you like.

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    1. Liz Davis Post author

      Hi Debi,

      Sorry for the delay. I use yolks only in this recipe because it adds to the chewy texture. You could use whole eggs, but the texture will be different. Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Melanie Koopman

    I made these today. Used dairy free gluten free choc chips & ground chia seeds seeds and water instead of eggs.
    My packaged, processed food loving boyfriend has had about 10 of them since he got home from work!

    1. Liz Davis Post author

      I’m so glad you were able to make an egg-free version! My husband eats a lot of junk food, too, so I know how exciting it is when a healthier recipe gets approval. Thanks for sharing!


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