These paleo chocolate chip cookies are truly some of my best work yet. Crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside, perfectly sweet and loaded with chunks of chocolate – YUM!
When I started experiencing intense chocolate chip cookie cravings, I made it my mission to develop a paleo recipe. Tested more times than I can count, this recipe is nothing short of perfection (humble brag). I am fully obsessed with these cookies. I keep a few in my freezer at all times, ya know …in case of emergency.
What You Need To Make Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies
Almond Flour – Once hard to find, almond flour is sold at most grocery stores these days. Though be careful, almond flour is not the same as almond meal. Don’t try substituting almond meal, or any other flour, for the almond flour in this recipe.
Coconut Sugar – I pretty much only bake with coconut sugar these days. It’s plant-based, less processed, and is lower on the glycemic index than white sugar. If you don’t have a bag of coconut sugar at home, I highly recommend you buy one!
Coconut Oil – Not a fan of that coconut flavor in your baked goods? I feel you and I got you. Look for refined coconut oil, it has little to no coconut flavor but does the exact same thing as the unrefined kind. You could also swap melted dairy-free butter or regular butter for the coconut oil if you’d like.
Chocolate – Ahh the most important part! If you’re looking to make this recipe 100% paleo, be sure to use a paleo chocolate bar. My favorites are the Hu Kitchen and Eating Evolved paleo chocolate bars. If you’re not paleo, use whatever chocolate bar you’d like in this recipe. Alternately, you could use 1 cup of chocolate chips instead of chopping up a chocolate bar!
Adjust This Recipe To Your Dietary Needs
Make It Vegan: Use a flax egg or your favorite egg-substitute in place of the egg in this recipe. Your cookies won’t be as fluffy, but still delicious!
Add Dairy: If you’re not paleo or dairy-free, you can substitute the melted coconut oil for melted butter. You can also use whatever chocolate you’d like, no need to seek out a paleo kind.