The Best Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies - These scrumptious cookies are simply delicious, and they're accommodating to both paleo and vegan diets.
Would you believe this recipe has been on the blog for about eight years??
I posted this back in March of 2013, and it shot up to the number one spot for many moons. That was not without good reason, but it still surprised me!
Shortly after the popularity surge, I created a video for the blog (below). I was quite nervous to make the video, as it was Oatmeal with a Fork's debut!
My husband and I hired a couple of acquaintances that were in the video making business, and the main guy directed me to begin by walking forward from the sink. He seemed to have a particular vision that didn't quite match what I had in mind, but I went with it.
The result is a bit cheesy, particularly the sink walk, but I'm happy to have a tutorial to show you!
Ingredients you'll need
Almond meal - From the start, I've used almond meal in this recipe. I would assume almond flour would work as well, but I haven't tried it!
Baking soda - This helps the cookie bake and brown a bit.
Sea salt - Salt brings out the flavor!
Cinnamon - This is my personal preference, as I just love cinnamon. If you don't care for it, just omit it.
Coconut oil - The addition of coconut oil adds richness.
Maple syrup - This adds sweetness; I prefer maple syrup to honey, as honey tends to be a bit too strong-tasting.
Vanilla extract - In the video, I use 1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla, as I love the stuff! I only include one teaspoon in the recipe below though, as it seemed some thought the vanilla was overpowering. You decide!
Water - This helps bring everything together.
And, of course, you'll need chocolate! I like to chop up a dark chocolate bar, but you can also use chocolate chips, if you prefer.
These paleo chocolate chip cookies are unique in that they appeal to many eaters, including those who are vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, and lower sugar.
There are no eggs or dairy needed, but they have a buttery, modestly sweet taste that's complimented perfectly by the dark chocolate.
As stated, only add in water as needed.
Please note, these are created with almond meal. I believe using almond flour will work, but I haven't tried. I suspect you won't need to add the water.
Please enjoy the video below showing you just how to make this recipe!
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The Best Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1 cup almond meal
- scant ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- ⅛ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon optional, but delicious!
- 3 Tablespoons coconut oil melted
- 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1-2 teaspoon water as needed
- ¼ cup chopped dark chocolate or chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix the almond meal, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon.
- Stir in the coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla.
- Add in water (as needed) to bring everything together.
- Stir in the chopped chocolate last.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet (the edges should be golden).
- Let them sit on the pan for 5-10 minutes (they firm up during this time, so this is an important step!).
If you have a chance to try this recipe, please leave a star rating and a comment below letting me know how you liked it!
Hello Lauren! Your website is awesome! I was wondering if I can use Oat Flour in the place of Almond Flour in your chocolate chip cookie recipe?
Hi Heidi, thank you! I wouldn't use oat flour here, as the recipe relies on the fat from the almond flour. You might check this recipe out though: https://www.oatmealwithafork.com/low-sugar-chocolate-chip-cookies-nut-free/
Can you use any other flour? Like buckwheat? Or just almond flour?
I've not tried these any other way, sorry!
Woo Hoo ! My search for a decent cookie is now over, trust me I have tried ALOT ! I did use caramel flavouring instead of cinamon (I know awfull stuff but...) These were great you have to try them ! Chewy, greasy and sweet turned out just like I was looking for those big cookies from the shops but healthier ! SSssooo Happy :o)
Haha, I'm so happy you liked them Claudia! Since creating the recipe, I've become allergic to almonds, but I remember how good they were. Enjoy my dear!
I just made these tonight. I LOVE the cinnamon with the chocolate! I didn't add the water and my dough never formed together, so I added about 6 T. of almond butter with the thought that it would help stick the ingredients together. It worked ok, I'm wondering if adding a 1/4 c. coconut flour would help the dough stick together. I will be saving this recipe and eating them again! Thank you for sharing!
Found this recipe two years ago and I find that these are the only cookies I have been baking. Everyone I make them for loves them. Thank you, Lauren!
Aw, thanks Isabelle! I'm so happy you like them that much. 🙂
I LOVE THESE COOKIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Haha, thanks Alexandra!
I was looking for a quick cookie without eggs or butter as I was out of both. For the teens, I used flour and they were ok. The other batch, I made as you suggested, including the cinnamon. They were awesome! My teen, who is a picky eater, LOVED THEM TOO!! I nearly fell over when she asked me to make more sans the cinnamon. WOO HOO!
Woohoo, indeed! 🙂
Hi Lauren I made these just now and they did not form into cookies they ran all over the tray and joined together into one big mess. I didn't add any extra water. As for the taste.... well it's a big claim to say that they are the best. I am not convinced.
Sorry they didn't turn out for you Debbie, perhaps you would have enjoyed the taste better if they had. 🙂
I love these cookies. Being a person who was formerly overweight (220lbs at 5'6") and now down to 138lbs it is nice to indulge once in a while without feeling guilty. I have to say I LOVE you blog as you list nutritional info/serving size, and that is really important along with offering a wide variety of dietary recipes (I am a vegetarian and was raised that way, but became a junk food eater during college, where I gained most my weight as I wasn't eating any protein). Keep up the great recipes, they help me stay full and live a better life!
These look deliciously amazing! Love paleo cookies even more than the "real" thing. Give my sea salt and dark chocolate chunk paleo cookies a shot 🙂
I made these cookies tonight and they are delicious! The first batch came out flat, the second batch came out perfect. I will definitely make these again. I love that it uses few ingredients and is sweet and tasty.
Alexandra paleo girl
Making these tonight before I go on a big walk called Coast To Coast!
Just made these, and they are AMAZING. I used cinnamon, coconut oil and maple syrup and they were light and fluffy! AMAZING! Thanks.
Thanks so much for this awesome recipe! I doubled the recipe, used less butter, added oats/chia seeds/a little bit of coconut - they're amazing! I've tried so many cookie recipes with our refined sugar and they always end up tasting like cardboard, but these are so fresh and delicious!!!! THANK YOU!
All I can say is THANK YOU! I ate 6 of them in one night, but it could have been worse if I ate 6 of the unhealthy kind right?? 🙂
Lol, that sounds like something I would say! 😉 So happy you enjoyed them Christine!
Alexandra paleo girl
Alexandra paleo girl
To Lauren I'm 9 years old and I am paleo! I love these cookies sooooo much and you do a great job! I'm glad there is actually people that make paleo cookies! Paleo has changed my life and I'm glad that I became paleo. From Alexandra
Hi Alexandra! Aw, thank you so much for your sweet comment! I'm thrilled that you are enjoying the cookies, and how awesome for such a young girl to be so aware of health! 😀
Had high hoped for these, and they turned out just like the picture, visually. But they had WAY too much vanilla, at 1.5 tsp for only 9 cookies… most batches that make 24+ don't even have that much vanilla in them. The result tastes oddly fruity (in a bad way). Also not sweet enough, I would personally double the sweetener, half the vanilla (at least. maybe even use only a quarter) and add a touch more salt… overall not happy with how these turned out. My husband took a bite of one, set it down, and walked away.
Thank you so much! Instead of Stevia how much sugar would you say to use? I cannot have stevia, for some reason it gives me headaches. I forgot to add in the earlier post the videos you make are great! It always helps me to see someone making the recipe. Thank you again! 🙂
I guess-timate that 1/8 teaspoon of powdered stevia is equivalent to about 2-4 tablespoons of sugar. I'm not sure if this is your situation, but the stevia with any other ingredients, like 'natural flavors' or maltodextrin, will give me headaches as well. The NOW brand, which is just pure stevia, agrees with me much better. Thanks for your comment about the videos! It's good to know they're helping someone. 🙂
Would this recipe work with oatmeal flour (just grinding my own oats)? I am allergic to almonds and I don't want to risk it with the almond meal. I have been looking for a good vegan chocolate chip cookie without a ton of ingredients or trying to figure out ratios of different flours for a long time and came across this one. I love your website! Thank you so much for sharing all of your wonderful recipes with all of us 🙂
Thanks for your nice comment! 🙂 I've tried these with oat flour and they turned out really dry. This might be a good recipe for you to try though, as it's very allergy-friendly: https://www.oatmealwithafork.com/2014/08/18/incredible-chickpea-flour-chocolate-chip-cookies-grain-free-vegan/
These really are the best!! I can't stop eating them 🙂 Thank you!
I really like these cookies but have one problem when making them. I end up with about half the amount of batter you show above. Did you by chance use a liquid measure cup instead of one for dry ingredients, for measuring the almond flour? It looks like way more than a cup in your video. My batter is also more of a paste. Delicious, all the same!
Not sure what you're seeing, but I used measuring cups for the dry, nothing out of the ordinary. Glad you enjoyed them!
Can you substitute the almond flour with another type of flour? I've read the comments above re coconut flour so I will not be using. A regular all-purpose flour or brown rice? (just trying to think of what I already have in my pantry)
Almond flour is unique in that it contains a decent amount of fat, which lends itself to the 'buttery' taste of the cookie. I've personally tried oat flour, but resulting cookie is quite dry. You may be better off looking for another recipe or holding off for the correct flour.
How did you get your almond flour to be "Smooth?" I followed exactly as you said/showed and your batter even looked smooth compared to mine. I used Bob's Red Mill finely ground almond meal/flour. The cookies look nutty not smooth like a regular cooked baked with regular flour. Any suggestions?
I'm not entirely sure what you mean...I used TJs almond meal, which also has a 'nutty' look to it. Almond flour doesn't have the brown flecks in it (if that's what is troubling you), so maybe that would work better?
I made cookie-brownies with this recipe and your 'No Pudge' brownie recipe and they were delicious! Thanks!!
Hah, that's sounds awesome Steph, I'll have to try that myself! 🙂
Followed your directions...used honey and butter and almond flour...WOW!! A keeper and no exaggeration of how wonderful it turned out just as promised - but key would be following the directions!! Thanks so much!!
Awesome, thanks so much for your feedback! 🙂
Hi! I just made these cookies and they were delicious! However, they were SUPER oily, like I was wiping excess oil up with a paper towel before I baked them because there was that much oil. I didn't add any extra water, either. Any idea what caused this or what I could do next time to prevent this?
I'm not sure since I've never had that problem and no one else has told me that! There is a decent amount of fat in here from both the coconut oil and the almond meal, so there is bound to be some of that....
One other thing I just thought of, be sure not to overmix the ingredients...this will bring out the oil in the almond meal (like when you make a nut butter in a food processor) and that would definitely cause excess oiliness.
Thanks for the tips! I just made them again and the batter so MUCH better! I think the fault was all mine and I added too much oil or honey or overmixed the first time. They're in the oven baking now and I can't wait to eat this batch! 🙂
Just tried them and balled them up. They did not flatten while cooking. Should I have flattened them prior to baking? I followed your recipe exactly except substituted 15 drops of vanilla stevia extract for 2 of the tablespoons of honey. Could that have kept them from flattening in the oven? Also, have you tried making these with at least one egg in the recipe? Wondering how to work an egg in. Thanks!
I think the problem was substituting the honey. I don't usually have to flatten or manipulate them in any way, I just dollop the batter onto the sheet. I haven't tried them with an egg either, but I think another commenter had success with that! Good luck if you try them again!
Can I sub 3T of ghee instead of oil or butter?
Definitely, Lisa! 🙂
Thank you, thank you for this delicious recipe! I am vegan, not paleo, but I don't eat grains and had not found a good grain-free and vegan cookie recipe until this one. I make this a few times a week, and have even changed it up by using raising instead of chocolate chips, and it's delicious. A great "forumla" for endless cookie ideas. Thanks!!
Thanks Rachel, I'm so happy you are enjoying them! 🙂
Thanks so much for all your replies. I questioned this because some of the bloggers here commented that there cookies came very thin and spread out very much and watery etc...
i just assumed they would spread out. but regardless they are delicious. thank you Lauren.
Cannot wait to try mny of your recipes.....
Hi, i just made these cookies. They are delish but mine did not spread and when i pushed on them they flatened out. Should i have added some of the water possibly and/or cooked them a bit longer also? Again the taste is wonderful but....
and to the almond meal....do you use Trader Joes? or blanched almond flour?
Thank you for being a part of your own blog. it allows us all to live and learn. Thx D
They don't spread much, so how they are dolloped onto the baking sheet is pretty much how they'll look like when they come out! I use TJs almond meal for these. 🙂
This really is the best paleo cookie recipe I've found..chewy and delicious! I doubled the recipe because 9 cookies aren't nearly enough 🙂 Also added 3 Tbs of cacao nibs for even more flavor, nutrients, and crunch. I did find my cookies didn't spread as much as I had hoped, so next time I'll manually help them out a bit more. Yum!
I'm happy you enjoyed them Susie! 🙂
I know its been said a million times already but these cookies are amazing! I have some friends who are gluten free and I always like to have something freshly baked for them when they visit. These are so easy and fast to make. My biggest problem is that it's hard for me to not eat all the cookies myself when I make them!
That's awesome Renee, I can't hear it enough! 🙂
These cookies were delicious! I'll definitely double it next time!
That's great Colleen! 🙂
These cookies came out great! Delicious. I'll double the recipe next time because this yielded 8 cookies which were not enough!
Ok, making these again today because they are freaking awesome cookies!
Just made these and I added about 2 tablespoons of coconut flour to the recipe and they came out delicious! Great recipe!! This one is a keeper
So happy to hear that Marie! 🙂
Nice post, but it's too bad you were going for Vegan, they really could've used egg to hold them together… maybe even flax egg? They were too moist and fell apart even though I followed your directions exactly.
Interesting, did you let them cool completely? I've had many positive comments and no one has seemed to have the same trouble!
I made these last night and loved them! I used butter and cinnamon honey (instead of cinnamon & honey). I am hiding them in the freezer as I type this. Thank you so much, Lauren!
Sounds delicious, I'm so happy you enjoyed them! 🙂
I doubled the recipe and the ingredients, however, my husband said it was way too salty. I threw them out. Please advise.
Sorry to hear that Sue. As you can read by previous comments, I haven't had that complaint. Perhaps just omit the salt next time...
Could you make these with coconut flour? If so, how?
I'm not sure, you may have better luck googling 'coconut flour paleo cookies'.
I really appreciate the nutritional information especially the carb count as my young son has type 1 diabetes. You have saved me a lot of maths especially when the recipe is measured in cups and spoons!! Thank you.
No problem Amanda! My degree was math-related, so I actually enjoy doing it. 🙂
These are baking in my oven at this very moment. It is 7:26am but that's OK with me! I can't wait to taste one.
I hope they turned out for you Nikki! 🙂
I just made these using olive oil and they were divine! My question is--how long until they go bad? I want to mail some for vday and wondering if they will still be edible
I would guess they'd last a week or two? They've never lasted more than a couple of days around here, so I'm not certain. 🙂
Just a wuestion, what is T ? Dont know what do you mean with that XD thank you
T is for tablespoon. 🙂
I came across these while looking for an egg-free baked Paleo dessert, and they sounded too simple to be really good. WOW, was I wrong! These are riDICulously delicious! So easy to make, and soooo tasty! I have missed cookies, as the Paleo versions usually are lacking in some way. Thank you so much for this recipe!!
That's awesome Marya, I'm so happy you enjoyed them! 🙂
Made these tonight for my very picky husband and 2 sons. They ate every last one of them!! I've made healthy cookies before and they turned their noses at them- Well.. Well ... Well. .... We have a winner!!!
Haha, that's great Shelly!! 🙂
when i place the cookies on the cookie sheet do i round them like regular cookie dough and theyll will flatten on its own or do i form them as the shape of the cookie?
No need to form them or round them, just scoop a large tablespoon of batter (depending on how big you want them) and place it on your cookie sheet. They will flatten a bit on their own. Happy baking!
These cookies taste awesome!! Even my picky daughter loved them!! My only question is mine came out a little crumbly... Surprised to see no egg! Maybe I'll add an egg next time or less water. Anyways thanks so much for sharing this recipe
I'm so happy you enjoyed them! For the crumbly issue, be sure to let them sit on the pan for the stated 5-10 minutes before moving them. This is what help them set. Happy baking!
These cookies are amazing!!! They taste exactly like Tate's cookies which are my favorite. I flattened mine before putting on the sheet and they came out thin butter crispy and soft on the inside. Great recipe! Takes 3 minutes to make and only uses one bowl, always a huge plus. Making them again tonight for a dinner party.
That's awesome Tyler, I'm so happy you enjoyed them. I hope they're a hit at your party! 🙂
These are better than any chocolate chip cookies I've had. My brother (who is very picky and a good cook) loves them - he says they taste like chocolate macaroons. My 13 year old son that claims to dislike anything with healthy ingredients loves them too. They are good hot or cold. I don't add any water to mine.
That's great Marcia! I'm so happy you liked them!
OMG! These were awesome! I made them for several non-Paleo friends who DEVOURED them! ANd they are super easy and quick! I was surprised you didn't put eggs, but they are the best ones I've had yet so who needs eggs!?
Haha, thanks Kristin! 🙂
I made them with almond flour (Honeyville), butter, and heavy cream in lieu of water. Delicious!!! Finally, almond flour chocolate chip cookies that turned out well. 🙂
Oops, and honey!
Sounds delicious Lindsey! I'm so happy you enjoyed them!
I agree theses are the best!! Been making them for about 6 months now. We never need to add water or almond milk. Also, our favorite is using 2T grass fed butter and 1T coconut oil. Thanks so much!!
Thanks Christina! I'm so happy you enjoyed them!!
Just made these! Best paleo chocolate chip cookie I have made! Did not use any water. Thanks!
OK, so I have made these cookies more times than I can count! Seriously. They're hands down the BEST chocolate chip cookies!
I think I've perfected them by using half coconut oil and half ghee and half honey and half maple syrup. It makes for the perfect combo! I also use almond flour instead of almond meal which seems to have a better consistency for the cookie. And I use the Enjoy Life chocolate chunks because....why not?.....they're delish!
Thank you so much for this awesome paleo treat! Can't wait to try more of your recipes 🙂
That's awesome Summer! Thanks so much for commenting. 🙂
Love this recipe! I added rolled steel oats to it to give it some substance and they are awesome. Such a good idea when looking for a healthy alternative during the holiday season. Had to repost it! Thank you again!
Thank you KB! I'm happy you enjoyed them! 😀
I don't like them. I looooove them. Had my friends try them they love them too I have forwarded your site to them. I got this from my friend, Sara. She forwarded your site to me. So, thank you again! Here's to healthy treats!
Thank you so much! 🙂
Just wanted to thank you for this amazing chocolate chip cookie recipe. It really is the best chocolate chip cookie ever! Amazing! thank you! looking forward to trying more of your recipes. More power to you!
Thank you Chechel! I'm so happy you liked them!
These cookies were very good, but how do i keep them from going flat.
Hmm, I've never had mine go flat. They look like what you see in the pictures. It sounds like you may have added too much water? The batter should be fairly thick and hold its shape for the most part.
Ok, these are dangerous!!! I ate all 9 cookies in one day!!!!! And my 2 year old LOVES THEM! So easy to make. Thank you!
These are in the oven, I tweaked it a bit, mostly almond flour, but a couble tablespoons of coconut flour for giggles. Used enjoy life mini chocolate chips and a handful of chopped walnuts.
Using a pizza stone too. As long as they resemble cookies when they come out, i'll be pleased. 🙂
Made 12 using a tablespoon to scoop!
They turned out perfect! Warm chocolate chip cookies while it snows? yesssss!
I tried these I tweaked the recipe a bit doubling it 9 cookies wasn't going to be enough but I didn't have enough almont meal so used walnuts. They came out very flat and too crumbly. So I added a egg to the second batch then they werre perfect. Thanks for the recipe
These are wonderful, amazing, delicious, heavenly, and perfect. I did not have to use water at all. I was skeptical-- and pleasantly surprised, as all of the other paleo cookies I've tried use egg. I used grass fed butter instead of coconut oil. Really just scrumptious. Thank you!
Yay, Lala! I'm so happy you liked them! 🙂
Thanks for such a great recipe. I use this all the time and they are amazing. Thanks 🙂
Thanks for the comment Josiah, I'm happy you enjoy the cookies!
Just wanted to thank you for how awesome this recipe is. I make these all the time and they are amazing. Thanks 🙂
That sugar count is erroneous!!! 2 T of honey is well over 20 grams of sugar! How did your measure come out to 5 grams?
Wow Alex! Yes, the numbers are correct. Read a bit further and you'll see that the facts are based on 1/9 of the recipe, meaning one cookie out of a batch of nine. I also noted that the facts are based on using maple syrup. Using honey would up the amount by about a gram. No need to get so hostile. It's just food.
These look great! Do you think it would work to sub applesauce for the oil?
I'm not sure...they may turn out more cake-like if you do that, but let me know how it turns out if you try it!
Hi , I just made these, I used half and half coconut flour and almond flour, and half and half honey and maple syrup. No water as they didn't need , they were a bit 'runny' too, so added a bit more almond flour, they spread a bit too much , but taste AMAZING . Thanks x
I have been playing with a paleo diet for a while now and have not yet had a baking success. I tried making these cookies today, and they came out perfectly the first time!!!! I also made a batch of cookies from another website's recipe to do a taste test. Yours won hands down! Thanks so much for this recipe.
That's so awesome, thanks Esther!...for the comment and trying the recipe. 😀
As someone who loves eating paleo but misses sweets, thank you. These were incredible. I added some unsweetened, shaved coconut and omitted the vanilla because of the alcohol content and they came out splendidly!
That's great Jenny, thanks for the comment! 🙂
So excited to try these cookies! Do you think it would work if you did half butter and half coconut oil?
Yes, I think that would work fine! 🙂
Can't wait to make these! Thanks for posting the nutrition info! One of the happy recipients of my baking is my 13 year-old, who has type 1 diabetes. If I can't get the nutrition info, I have to calculate it myself, so I always appreciate it!
I made these tonight. They are super duper tasty. My son is gluten-intolerant, so he enjoyed getting to have something that was baked, but even my wheat-loving dad and husband loved them too. =)
Haha, that's great Corinne! 🙂
This recipe is amazing! I made it twice tonight - once with honey and then maple syrup. We loved both! I've tried many paleo chocolate chip recipes and this is by far the best! Thanks!
That's great Maureen! Thanks for letting me know. 😀
Is the serving size 1 cookie if we made 9 total?
BTW these cookies are so so amazing. last night, me and my sister were craving some cookies and we could not find a single paleo recipe that we had all the ingredients at home ready to use. So we found this recipe and they were absolutely amazing.
That's great Yas!...and yes, the nutrition info is for one cookie. 🙂
These are seriously the best. I went the coconut oil/maple syrup rout, and definitely used the cinnamon. I don't think I'll ever want a standard cookie again.
Tried them. Pretty good. I think it needed more water because they weren't holding together. Definitely couldn't eat them without the chocolate. Still pretty good for a paleo treat
I must have done something wrong. Mine flattened out like pancakes and crumbled like sand when I took them off the paper. I did 3T of water because I didn't want them to be too dry. Maybe that did it?
3 tablespoons? The recipe says teaspoons, so I think you did use too much water.
Ooh no I just wrote it wrong, I did use teaspoons.
Perhaps then you only need one teaspoon? It just sounds like you added too much water. It should be cookie batter consistency. You may not need any water.
Being pregnant and paleo can be a huge challenge with curbing the craving for sweets and breads, but I have a feeling this recipe will be an absolute life saver! Thank you so much! Im going to try these out right now since Ive been wanting sweets all day ! Do you think they would work for a coconut milk ice cream sandwich? Maybe I should whip up a batch of ice cream too!
Haha, I do! You might want to check out this recipe also....https://www.oatmealwithafork.com/2013/03/25/paleo-ice-cream-sandwiches/
Your title is correct! I've just recently converted to paleo and it's been hard giving up all the processed sweets! I was honestly afraid to taste these cookies after I made them. No milk, egg or cookies? I thought they would be disgusting! (No offense ) When I tasted them I was presently surprised! They were great and even regular cookie eaters like them! They are such a great recipe to substitute for the high sugared sweets! Thank you!
Hi Lauren, I was looking for a quick cookie to make this morning and found your recipe!
The raw batter alone is AMAZING! Can't wait to try the cooled baked cookies!
Thanks for the recipe 🙂
That's great Heather! Thank you for your comment! 😀
Thanks so much for the recipe! I baked them tonight (my first time baking paleo style ever).
They came out really tasty but fell apart:( what could I have done wrong?
An important step once they come out of the oven is to let them sit on the baking sheet for a good 5-10 minutes. That helps them firm up and stay together. Let me know if that works! 🙂
Hi, I was just confused about the nutrition facts. Is each cookie 139?
Yes, 139 for each cookie, assuming you make nine cookies like I did. 🙂
Just made these for my husband who is on the paleo diet and has bad reactions to dairy, egg and chocolate. I subbed Carob chips and they are better than some regular cookies that I've made in the past! Thanks so much. These are delicious.
Thank you Jen! I too think they are on par with any 'flour' cookie I've tried. 😀
These cookies taste like heaven. I also had trouble with the 'runny' consistency of the batter and the end product. I added no water either. Maybe cook longer?
Hmmm...the only other thing I can figure is there's a difference in the consistency of our almond meals? You could also try mixing in the oil in a softened state, as opposed to it being melted. Just be sure the other ingredients are at room temperature. Glad you like the taste though!! 😀
Milk Allergy Mom
Thank you! Just made these with xylitol for low-carb and posted on Instagram.
Thank YOU! It's good to hear they work with xylitol as well. 😀
Holy moly these are delicious!!!! I have the biggest sweet tooth and sweets and cookies has been the hardest thing since going paleo. These are even better than regular choc chip cookies! Now I just have to try and not them all in one day. Thanks for this amazing cookie recipe!
Haha, thanks BB! Your comment made my day! 😀
I just shared a slightly adapted version of this recipe on my new blog and gave you a shoutout! Thanks so much for bringing chocolate chip cookies back into my life. 🙂
Thank you Alicia! I'm happy you enjoyed them! 😀
Just made these and they are wonderful!
I'm so glad you enjoyed them! 😀
Do you think the almond meal could be substituted with coconut flour?
Coconut flour is kinda weird in how you substitute it. I've read that you use 1/4 cup of it for every 1 cup of flour. As far as using it in place of almond meal, I wouldn't do a one to one exchange, as I think you'd end up with very dry cookies.
Okay, just for clarification, is ALL the "Nutritional Information" for 9 cookies or for ONE cookie?
The recipe makes nine cookies and the nutrition info is per cookie.
Tiffany @ DontWastetheCrumbs
My SIL, a fellow foodie and raw milk drinker, just emailed to say these were really good. Now it's my turn to try!
Aw, thanks Tiffany! I hope you love them! 😀
These do look freaken delicious. I'm gonna make these and when I do I'll be back on here to tell you how they came out 🙂
Also, not to sound like a broken record but 9 cookies are really only 139 calories!? This is definitely gonna help with my sweet tooth AND my workouts. Thank you!
Haha, sorry Frank...EACH cookie has 139 calories, and the recipe makes about nine. Hope that doesn't burst your bubble too much. 😀 Let me know what you think though!!
Thanks so much for posting this Lauren! I need a little sweetness in this paleo lifestyle. I can't wait to make these this weekend. 😀 You're awesome for posting this recipe!!
Thanks Stephanie! I hope you love them! 😀
When you say 3 T, do you mean tablespoons or teaspoons?
Omg, I made these last night and they came out delicous! Two things, though; is the serving size really 9? Or did you mean to say the reciepe yields 9 cookies?
Secondly, although my batch tasted great the dough was really runny so i ended up with really flat cookies that were crisp on the ends and soft in the middle. They looked like crackers! To be honest It was a good mistake, lol. They reminded me of these flat, crunchy cookie type things my mom used to buy years ago from Costco. And I may half the honey, they were sweet little suckers! Anyway this is most definatley going in my "tried and true" reciepe booklet.
I'm happy you enjoyed them! I did mean 9 cookies, not serves 9 people, lol. As far as the batter goes, it sounds like you added too much water...? I've never seen them 'runny', if anything the batter gets too thick, hence the water. I'm glad it was a good mistake for you though!
Lauren, these cookies are so amazing! I've been experimenting with many different recipes and these are by far the best yet! It's also fantastic to come across a recipe that uses ingredients I always have on hand in the pantry and can be whipped up for surprise guests. Would you mind if I shared this recipe on my blog at some point? Of course giving credit to you. Either way- thanks for sharing this delicious recipe.
Thanks so much Alicia! I appreciate the comment and your mentioning the recipe on your blog. Send me the link when you do! 🙂
Will do! I posted a picture of the ones I baked on the Facebook page along with your recipe link. My friends can't wait to try them (especially since they're vegan too and we can all share)!
Thanks girl! 😀
Are these crunchy or chewy when fresh?
I would say (once they've cooled) they're a bit crisp on the outside and soft in the middle.
Hi Lauren I made these with almond flour n they turned out great.. Then I tried them with coconut flour n I didn't do so well with those lol.. Have u made them with coconut flour.. I onow I need to use less coconut flour.. What's ur recommendation? Great recepies n look frwd to tryin more of ur delish ideas for the family:) thanks jenn
Hi Jenn, I haven't tried them with coconut flour. I haven't worked with it much, so I'm not sure on how to substitute it for the almond meal. I think I read once that one cup of flour is equal to 1/3 cup of coconut flour, but that's just a guess. Glad the almond flour turned out for you! 🙂
Yum! These look so good. I'm always a bit too scared to try cookies in case they're so good I can't stop!
Great recipe! Thumbs up from hubby.
Yay! Husbands' approvals are always good, especially with 'healthy' desserts. 🙂
Cindy (Vegetarian Mamma)
Oh, these have me saying Oh lala! YUMM Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! 🙂
Really looking forward to seeing what you bring to the party this week! It starts Thursday evening!
Cindy from vegetarianmamma.com
My sister just started the paleo diet. I will pass this recipe along! Thanks.
Okay, well, I am making these tomorrow for sure. Fabulous!! What great ingredients.
Thanks Amber! It really is a great recipe. I wish I could take all the credit, but, regardless, I really hope you try it out. 🙂
I think I'm going to try this recipe tomorrow! Can I substitute actual butter for the coconut butter? Thanks for sharing this. Can't wait to try.
Yes! Butter works very well in these. 🙂
Thanks so much! and also for the fast reply! Just in time for me to make the cookies 🙂
Anna @ Your Healthy Place
Ooh yum, you know I love me some cookies! I'm really impressed by the ingredients list - particularly the sweetener. Nice going!
Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl
These look so tasty!! Thanks for sharing :).
Gabby @ the veggie nook
When I read the title of this post I was like, "Wow, she's pretty damn confident there...." but now that I've read the recipe I can see why 😉
I love how simple these are, that I have all the ingredients in my pantry and that they are paleo AND vegan! If I didn't already have 4 kinds of cookies in my fridge (baking party with a friend) I would make these now. I guess they'll have to wait a few days. Darn!
Hahaha! The funniest part about your comment was seeing the word 'damn'. For some reason, I picture you as the type that rarely swears. 🙂
On another note, these are really good! You ought to try them, I think you'd really like them! :-)....and they freeze well!
Melissa @ My Whole Food Life
Oh yum! I love how you used almond meal. I make my own almond milk and I am always looking for ways to use up the leftover meal. Going to try this. Thanks!
Sorry, I actually did not mean dried almond pulp. I've actually tried it that way, and it WILL NOT work! I believe it lacks the fat that is needed here.
It does actually work with the almond pulp IF you dry it out in the oven at the lowest temp for about three hours, put it in a food processor to make it fine like flour - then make them. It's delicious!! LOVE these cookies!!! The only thing I did was add more coconut oil and they turned out so good.