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Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

Paleo chocolate chip cookies that are gluten, grain and dairy free but taste just like the real thing! Just a small amount of easy ingredients and you can be eating these in minutes!

It’s been a week.

Like one of those that despite your best intentions, all you can eat think of is chocolate, dessert, pasta, cheese… Basically, all the bad stuff.

Paleo chocolate chip cookies that are gluten, grain and dairy free but taste just like the real thing! Just a small amount of easy ingredients and you can be eating these in minutes!

I blame the stupid weather which, according to, was supposed to be sunny and 60s every day when I checked on Sunday and then somehow ended up a cloudy, drizzly mess for 3 of those days.

My cousin just graduated with a degree in meteorology and took his first job which is accompanied by a disgustingly low salary. I now understand why. I’m convinced they all just sit around throwing darts at a selection of weather patterns and pick whichever one they hit for the forecast. (Chris- I’m kidding)

This is why I hate winter. It makes me crave bad things.

And before someone gets all sassy in the comments, no, I’m not calling cheese and pasta inherently bad, but when you crave copious amounts of each every day because it looks like armageddon outside, it’s not the healthiest choice.

I can usually hold myself off for the first half of the day but that 2-3pm blah time gets me.

Every. Single. Time.

It’s about the time I want a nap, lose all motivation to work and want to eat every single piece of chocolate and/or carby goodness in my house. This doesn’t happen in the summer.

Reason #345987456 why we should’ve never moved back to NY from Florida.

The BEST paleo chocolate chip cookies that come together with just a few simple ingredients.

So since we have approximately 6 more months of this craptastic weather coming our way, I decided I needed a go to 2-3pm fix.


  1. Chocolate
  2. Tastes legit
  3. I can eat like 5 of them without feeling bad.

Let’s expand upon #2 for a second – when I say “tastes legit” I mean I don’t want some “health-ified” or “high protein-ified” version of a classic that uses prunes or dates or protein powder. Although, I’m kinda making fun of myself when I say that because these raw brownie bites fit that description but are SO delicious at the same time.

Guys- there’s some crazy ass shit out there in the form of “recipes” for stuff like that.

I just so happened to have picked about 5 of them for recent breakfasts. Wednesday’s ended up in a batter explosion and a black waffle with great flavor but the texture of an air puff. Um, wtf? Do people not taste their creations before posting for the world? 

I digress.

Soft and gooey paleo chocolate chip cookies are so easy to make and taste absolutely delicious!

I’m giving myself an A on this assignment.

These paleo chocolate chip cookies have chocolate chunks, legit chocolate chip cookie flavor and most importantly for me when it comes to a chocolate chip cookie, they have the soft gooey chocolate center. Soft batch cookies are where it’s at. Life’s too short for crispy, hard cookies, at least when it comes to chocolate chip.

Somehow they’re also miraculously dairy-free, grain-free and paleo.


These paleo chocolate chunk cookies have a soft gooey center for a totally indulgent grain-free treat!

Also, I somehow only ate 3 straight out of the oven. So make that an A+ on this cookie assignment.

If you want to take these paleo chocolate chip cookies to the next level, check out these paleo bacon chocolate chip cookies!

Same recipe just with the addition of some crispy crumbled bacon to the batter for that delicious salty sweet combination.

Love these paleo chocolate chip cookies?

Try these other paleo cookie recipes like this Paleo Salted Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet <– so gooey and insanely delicious!, these Paleo Blueberry Thumbprints or these Paleo Blueberry Chocolate Macaroons.

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: 10 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 11 minutes
Total Time: 16 minutes

Paleo chocolate chip cookies that are gluten, grain and dairy free but taste just like the real thing! Just a small amount of easy ingredients and you can be eating these in minutes!


  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 tablespoons melted coconut oil (*update: make sure to measure oil after melting so that you're not inadvertently using too much. This can cause cookies to flatten)
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon almond milk
  • 1/4 cup chopped dark chocolate pieces Enjoy Life chocolate chips are a great option.


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat
  2. Combine dry ingredients in a medium bowl.
  3. Whisk together wet ingredients in a small bowl.
  4. Add wet to dry and mix together.
  5. Fill a tablespoon measure with batter and press down to form a half-circle. Tap batter out onto baking sheet and lightly press down in the center. *Optional - freeze cookies on baking sheet for about 10 minutes before baking. This helps keep them from spreading.
  6. Bake for 10-11 minutes until bottoms just start to turn brown.
  7. Remove from oven and let cool 3-5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack. They will be soft when removed from oven but firm up in a couple of minutes.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 49Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 43mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 0g

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition information can vary for a variety of reasons. For the most precise nutritional data use your preferred nutrition calculator based on the actual ingredients you used in the recipe.


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Christina M Devlin

Sunday 12th of April 2020

Has anyone added cocoa power to this to make chocolate chocolate chip? If so how much did you add and what did you think? I love these cookies! I grind almonds to make the meal, I enjoy having some larger chunks of nuts in the cookies.

Running to the Kitchen

Wednesday 15th of April 2020

I bet that'd work great! Maybe a couple tablespoons to 1/4 cup to start?


Sunday 5th of April 2020

Our family LOVES this recipe and we're not even "paleo". So good!! I double this recipe every time :)


Tuesday 25th of February 2020

These were freakin' awesome! I ate a few before they were even baked (equally delicious). The flavours just go so well together that it was hard to stop!! Gina, I love your blog and your recipes never fail me..........thank you! xo

Running to the Kitchen

Thursday 27th of February 2020

So glad you liked them and thank you! :D


Wednesday 22nd of May 2019

These look amazing!! Will have to go make these tomorrow :)

Jenn Saiz

Sunday 30th of July 2017

Hi! These are da'bomb....have made them a number of times. Do you by chance have the nutritional value for one? I need to keep track of my macro's for a challenge that I had completed, and, am still maintaining it....thanks! ;)

Running to the Kitchen

Monday 31st of July 2017

I don't...but feel free to plug the recipe into any online nutritional calculator to find out.

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