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A hand breaking a Paleo chocolate chip cookie in half.

Paleo Chocolate Chunk Cookies

  • Author: Nicole Gaffney (
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 27 minutes
  • Yield: 20-24 1x
  • Category: cookies
  • Method: baked
  • Cuisine: Paleo


These Paleo Chocolate Chunk Cookies are chewy, chocolatey and crazy addictive! This easy recipe is gluten/grain free, dairy free, refined sugar free and shockingly delicious.


  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted and cooled
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 8 ounces dark chocolate, chopped* (see note)
  • Flaky sea salt (such as Maldon) for sprinkling (optional but highly recommended!)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line 2 sheet pans with parchment paper (I foolishly skipped this step once and the cookies stuck to the pan).
  2. Whisk together the eggs, vanilla extract, melted coconut oil (be sure it’s cooled or it will scramble the eggs!) and coconut sugar in a large bowl.
  3. Add the almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda and salt, then mix together until fully incorporated. If the mixture seems a bit loose at first, let it sit for a few minutes so it can firm up into a thick dough.
  4. Mix in the chocolate until evenly distributed.
  5. Scoop out large rounded tablespoons of dough on to the prepared sheet pans, then use your fingers to press down and flatten into a cookie shape, as they will stay in a ball shape once baked if you don’t. Sprinkle each cookie with sea salt if desired.
  6. Bake for about 12 minutes or until browned and a bit crisp around the edges. Let cool just a bit before eating.
  7. These cookies will keep in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.


*For a totally Paleo recipe, be sure to use a dairy free chocolate. I like to have a mix of big chunks and finely chopped pieces for the best flavor and textural variation. If you’d like to substitute chocolate chips, use 1 1/2 cups.

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