Easy Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

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What is your favorite dessert?

If you ask me, I love chocolate chip cookies (and muffins, I guess).

It reminded me of the time when I was a kid and used to have them with a glass of milk on a cold winter evening.

Though the ones I used to have would be from a wheat flour and butter. And it would be a cow milk in my glass.

So when I started the paleo diet I wondered whether there was a way to make paleo chocolate chip cookies.

Another thing I had to consider at that time was that my household was a very busy household with 3 kids and physically working husband.

So sweets were one of the things that none of them would give up so easily.

After some tries and fails, I found a recipe that satisfied my family chocolate-chip-cookies-cravings.

I hope this recipe will also be your favorite one!

What is your favorite dessert?

Who Said That Paleo Is Boring?

Paleo Chocolate Chip CookiesWho said that following the paleo diet should be boring and should exclude all types of sweets?

I know, that when we hear the word ‘diet’ the only picture we imagine is a bowl of salad with chicken on top.

Well, this picture is not related to the paleo diet.

The idea of the paleo diet is not to make you starve, but to adjust your food choices based on certain principles.

Forget what you ate before and think paleo!

Modify the recipes based on the paleo-friendly ingredients!

And that includes our favorites – desserts.

You can find dozens of paleo-friendly recipes of desserts online. And the reason for this variety is that the paleo diet principles work great with a lot of ordinary recipes. You just need to substitute certain ingredients with paleo-friendly ones.

And most of the substitutes work just fine in most of the non-paleo-friendly recipes.

That was exactly what I did when I was looking for the paleo chocolate chip cookies recipe.

I took the recipe for the ordinary chocolate chip cookies that my family used to enjoy and substituted some ingredients with paleo-friendly ones.

It took a little of tries to get the best out of it and I would like to share with you the result here.

The Dessert That All The Family Will Enjoy

I believe that desserts are a comfort type of food.

And why not?

If you do not feel well or feel stressed, why not to eat something sweet to cheer yourself up!

And once again if you would like to make the paleo diet your lifestyle, you definitely want to have something to ‘sweet’ the days when you would like to give up!

I found that cookies work great for that purpose.

First of all, you can pack them in your kid’s lunch packs.

Secondly, they will satisfy your sugar or chocolate cravings very well, as they have chocolate chips in it and just enough sweetness.

And finally, you can limit yourself to eating just a few if you will be able to though!

It Is Only 8 Ingredients

Paleo Chocolate Chip CookiesThe paleo chocolate chip recipe is very easy to make and follow.

You will need only 8 ingredients, that a lot of paleo users will have in the pantry.

If you do not have ingredients such as almond flour, maple syrup or coconut oil in your pantry you definitely would like to have them as these will be main ingredients in a lot of baking recipes.

Check your grocery store as most of them hold these items nowadays.

If not check your health store or check online.

The nice thing about this chocolate chip recipe is that you can also adjust the recipe based on your taste.

For example, instead of cinnamon, you can add vanilla extract.

If you like to have a bit of sourness, you can add raisins (1/4 cup of raisins and 1/4 cup of chocolate chips) or a teaspoon of lemon/lime juice.

Play with the ingredients to find your perfect chocolate chip cookies recipe.

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

4.75 from 4 votes

Enjoy this easy to bake paleo chocolate chip cookie recipe! Serve with a glass of almond or coconut milk

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 22 cookies
Calories 152 kcal
Author Anna


  • 3 cups of blanched almond flour
  • 0.5 cup of maple syrup
  • 0.5 cup of coconut oil extra virgin
  • 1.5 cup of chocolate chips semi-sweet or at least 70% cocoa
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1 tsp of salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 375F (190C)
  2. Melt the coconut oil in the microwave (approx.30-40 seconds)
  3. In a small ball beat the eggs and maple syrup. Add coconut oil
  4. In a medium bowl whisk together almond flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt
  5. Add eggs and maple syrup to the dry mixture
  6. Mix in chocolate chips
  7. On a parchment-lined baking sheet form the dough into small balls with a tablespoon or ice-cream spoon. Place them 2-3 cm apart
  8. Press the balls with your fingers to shape into the form of the cookies
  9. Bake for 15 minutes in the medium rack or until golden brown
  10. Let cool and serve


Recipe Notes

Tip: Dip the spoon into the cold water so the dough will not stick to it


10 thoughts on “Easy Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. I have never put to much thought into diet-type desert recipes. This one seems fantastic, diet or not. Your recipe is very user friendly and I can’t wait to give it a try. Do you have any other paleo friendly recipes like this?

  2. Thank you for this recipe! I will have to try this! Can you tell the difference between using almond flour? Also, I love the idea of adding cinnamon. In your opinion, do the cookies have a maple flavor because of the syrup? Thanks

    • Hi Colleen,
      Thank you for your comment. Almond flour is made of dehydrated almonds. You can theoretically make it even at home. I will be posting the recipe for it very soon! If you use almond flour as a substitute to the wheat flour in the recipes then the proportion is usually 1:1. Though the almond flour quite ‘heavy’ compared to the wheat flour.
      Maple syrup has a taste of ‘burned’ sugar. In this recipe you can barely taste it:) I would say you will feel more of the taste of almond flour than the maple syrup. You can add honey instead too. Stevia will be another great option.

  3. HI–thank you for this information, most importantly a list of ingredients I will try to make this paleo chocolate chip. I like desserts after tea time. Inclusion of nutrition facts is an added advantage of visiting your site-once again thank you

  4. I must admit I was thinking about trying the Paleo diet but changed my mind because I did think it would be very boring.

    These choc chip cookies don’t look at all boring, might have to rethink the paleo diet.

    Thanks you for the recipe.

    • Hi Nick,
      Thank you for your feedback!
      Absolutely, the diet must be tasty! Otherwise, you will not be able to stick to it for a long time. Check my post over here about the paleo diet if you consider changing your lifestyle 😉

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