Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

Paleo? What’s that? At the core, paleo is eating real food and avoiding dairy, legumes, grains, sugar, and processed foods. I was paleo for 2 years and felt amazing before falling off the wagon. I now realize how much better I feel when I eat unprocessed foods so I am going paleo-ish. But as a trained pastry chef my fear was losing the ability to bake. I still bake for friends and family in a non-paleo fashion but sometimes I just crave a chocolate chip cookie and then realized that I can use my baking knowledge to make paleo chocolate chip cookies and they are AMAZING!

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients

Let’s talk about what you need to make these cookies. Hearing the word paleo and cookies can be quite a daunting task but the ingredients are actually not that bad. So let me walk you through the list of ingredients and my favorite brands.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is a fatty oil or semisolid fat extracted from fresh coconuts. I always buy refined coconut oil. Refined coconut oil is usually rather tasteless and odorless. Because it has been refined, it can usually withstand slightly higher cooking temperatures before reaching its smoke point. Refined coconut oils are excellent for cooking foods where you need lots of clean, pure, malleable fat without a dominating coconut flavor.

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Almond Butter

Almond butter is a food paste made from almonds.  Make sure that you choose an almond butter that is just almonds or you can even make your own. I sometimes make my own using my Omega Juicer.

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Coconut Sugar

Coconut sugar, more accurately coconut palm sugar, is made from the sap of the coconut palm that has been extracted and then boiled and dehydrated. It is caramel colored with a taste that is similar to that of brown sugar and can be substituted for cane sugar in most recipes. Just make sure that when you are buying coconut sugar it only contains coconut.

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Almond Flour

Almond flour is just ground up almonds where the skin has been removed. This is typically a much finer flour and acts more like a “flour” would in baking. It creates a very fluffy texture even if it is the only flour in the recipe. You can also combine it with other flours to create delicious gluten free baking treats.

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Coconut Flour

Coconut flour is a gluten-free “flour” that is essentially dried coconut in powdered form. It is made from the coconut solids that are left over after the meat been used to produce coconut milk. The solids are ground into a very fine, flour-like powder.

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Paleo Chocolate Chips

Most chocolate chips don’t pass as Paleo because they contain soy lecithin, grains, artificial and other non-Paleo ingredients. Luckily humans have quickly evolved the ability to make delicious baked goods out of Paleo-friendly ingredients, like almond flour and ‘Enjoy Life’ brand chocolate chips!

Buy Enjoy Life chocolate chips here!

All of the other ingredients are everyday baking staples which will make it easier to just go out and buy your favorites!

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 Cup Almond Butter
  • 3/4 Cup Coconut Sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 Cup Almond Flour
  • 1/4 Cup Coconut Flour
  • 1 1/4 Cup Paleo Chocolate Chips

Instructions

  1. Cream together Coconut Oil, Almond Butter, and Coconut Sugar with a stand mixer
  2. Mix in Egg and Vanilla until well incorporated
  3. Stir in Flour and Baking Soda until combined
  4. Mix in Chocolate Chips buy hand
  5. Place in fridge for 1 hour until firm
  6. Preheat oven at 350 and line baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat
  7. Scoop into ball and gently flatten cookie dough
  8. Bake for 8 to 14 Minutes (depending on size) until the center of the cookies no longer look wet.
  9. Allow the cookies to cool on baking sheet. They will remain soft.
  10. The cookies will last for 5 days but lets be real here....They will not make it that long!
  11. Enjoy!!!
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Enjoy these Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies!!

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And if you have made it this far in the post…I will be having a post up later this week on why I have been absent for the past 2 weeks….LIFE IS CHANGING!

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45 Comments

  1. These sound amazing. I’m about to start cutting sugar out but I’m sure i’ll still get a sweet tooth every now and then but these would be a great fix! Thank you for sharing them!

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      I didn’t understand the Paleo faze either until I was diagnosed with a autoimmune disorder and cut out processed foods and felt better. Im still only paleoish though. (Its hard to cut out some things 24/7) Thank you!
      Jenn
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  2. We are making strides to cut out processed foods in our home. We have several health issues that I think are caused by foods. I am super excited to try this recipe and show my kids they can still have “treats” without the junk in the store bought cookies!

  3. I’ve seen a few recipes now that do a combination of almond flour and coconut flour. Is there a reason for using both instead of sticking with one only? These look great!

  4. Waw, firstly thanks for explaining Paleo to me had no idea what it was. Secondly, these cookies just look fab.
    I’m going to look at how to make the butter and then off to make them. Hmm this weekend not right now.

  5. These look really delicious! I’m always looking for recipes that I can bake with my girls They both have a real sweet tooth that’s hard to manage sometimes. I can’t wait to test this one out with them. I’ll let you know how it goes! 🙂

  6. Oh, my, what a beautiful and inviting blog you have here. I cut out sugar back in September and have never regretted it for a moment. Sometimes I do miss my mother-in-law’s chocolate cookies but now I see there is a great alternative. I am so looking forward to trying these.

    Thanks for sharing. I’m looking forward to following your blog.

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