Paleo Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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These Paleo Chocolate Chunk Cookies are chewy, chocolatey and only take 20 minutes to make! This easy recipe tastes rich and decadent but is made with wholesome ingredients for a healthier cookie that's gluten/grain free, dairy free, refined sugar free and absolutely 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 OR 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
  • 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.
  2. Whisk together the eggs, vanilla extract, melted coconut oil and coconut sugar in a large bowl.
  3. Add the almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda and salt, then mix together until fully incorporated. 
  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.
  6. Sprinkle each cookie with sea salt.
  7. Bake for about 12 minutes or until browned and a bit crisp around the edges. Let cool just a bit before eating.
  8. 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.

Make sure you line your sheet pans with parchment paper (NOT wax paper) or a silpat, otherwise the cookies will stick to the pan

Make sure the coconut oil has cooled down a bit before adding to the batter or it could scramble the eggs

The batter might seem a bit loose at first. Let it sit for a few minutes and it will firm up into a thick cookie dough.

It's important to press the balls of cookie dough down before baking otherwise they won't flatten.


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