Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies
**Revisited** Paleo, Gluten-Free, Allergy-Friendly, Minimal Ingredients, Easy
Yummy allergy-friendly Paleo chocolate chip cookies are made with a coconut flour base that will yield soft, chewy, and moist cookies every time!
This is a featured recipe from my book ‘The Big Book of Paleo Cooking‘ and is one of my family’s favorites!
Honestly, these chocolate cookies are so good, sometimes I even forget they are Paleo!
I wanted to create a recipe that was allergy-friendly for those who suffer from tree nut allergies. The coconut flour and arrowroot flour-base make an excellent alternative to not only wheat flours but also tree nut-based flours like almond or pecan. (You can use your favorite egg substitute and make this 100 % allergy-free)!
Despite having coconut flour as one of the main ingredients and its bad rap for being dense, these cookies are light and airy when compared to most Paleo cookies floating around out there.
Using only minimal Paleo pantry ingredients, you can have a fresh batch of warm Paleo chocolate chip cookies in less than 25 minutes!
These cookies are perfect for curbing those sweet cravings or bring to a cookie exchange and wow! your co-workers or family.
Need more chocolate in your life? Try my Paleo Triple Chocolate Cookies!
You’ll want to read this blog post in its entirety for more helpful tips and tricks you’d typically by-pass. Or, if you are feeling lucky, jump to the recipe below and get started!
Either way, I’d love to hear how your cookies turned out, so please leave a comment and share it with your friends and family.
How to Make Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line an edged baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. In a large bowl, beat the coconut sugar and oil until smooth. Add the egg and vanilla.
3. In a medium bowl, combine the arrowroot flour, coconut flour, baking soda, and sea salt.
4. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix well until evenly combined.
5. Fold in the chocolate chips and spoon the dough onto the prepare baking sheet.
6. Bake for 10 minutes or until the cookies are golden brown. Cool on the baking sheet before serving.
How to Store Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies
Cookies can be stored in an airtight container or resealable bag for 5 to 7 days. All cookies, in general, are best eaten within the first three days! So, if you are making these for a holiday party, make them no more than 2 days beforehand.
You can also freeze the dough by rolling them into 1-inch balls and freezing them on a baking sheet with parchment paper (to avoid sticking). Freeze for 4 to 6 hours or until frozen and move to an airtight freezer-safe container or plastic bag.
This dough will keep well for up to 3 to 6 months in the freezer. When you are ready to bake, place 12 cookies on your desired baking sheet (with parchment paper) and allow to defrost for 10 minutes before following the recipe below!
Do not eat the uncooked dough!
Essential Equipment for Making Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies
Hand Mixer – A hand mixer is used to combine all ingredients in one bowl for less mess! Hand mixers are amazing because they get the job done but don’t take up too much space for storage!
Baking Sheet – I love my baking sheets, there is plenty of room and they are easy to clean. (Especially when topped with parchment paper).
More Delicious Paleo Desserts
Paleo Almond Butter Cookies – A yummy non-traditional Paleo take on peanut butter cookies!
Triple Chocolate Cookies – Loaded with triple the chocolate, these cookies are rich and ideal for any chocolate craving.
Chocolate Almond and Sea Salt Bars – Chocolate + Almonds + Sea Salt = LOVE
Basic Staples for Making Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies
Coconut Sugar – Coconut sugar is the perfect refined sugar replacement because it offers some nutrients but also has a lower glycemic index!
Coconut Oil – I purchase Costco’s coconut oil, mainly because we use a lot of it, but any coconut oil will work!
Egg – Pasture-raised eggs are best!
Vanilla – Save money by making a homemade vanilla extract with my favorite recipe: Paleo Vanilla Extract.
Coconut Flour – Coconut flour is an excellent flour alternative for those with allergies.
Baking Soda – This is a staple in almost all households, it’s not only great for baking but also cleaning!
Sea Salt – Everyone has their opinion on the best sea salt, so use whatever’s in your kitchen.
Paleo Chocolate Chips – You can use my homemade Paleo chocolate recipe featured in my Paleo Chocolate Covered Strawberries post. Make the chocolate and pour it into a chocolate chip mold, place in the refrigerator until hardened.
Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Hand Mixer
- Baking Sheet
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line an edged baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, beat the coconut sugar and oil until smooth. Add the egg and vanilla.
- In a medium bowl, combine the arrowroot flour, coconut flour, baking soda, and sea salt.
- Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix well until evenly combined.
- Fold in the chocolate chips and spoon the dough onto the prepare baking sheet.
- Bake for 10 minutes or until the cookies are golden brown. Cool on the baking sheet before serving.
Nutritional facts aren’t always factual – please use these as a reference only. Speak to a nutritionist about your recommended daily values and for more accurate information.