Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes That Are Sure To Please A Crowd

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie

There are very few desserts that are as universally loved as chocolate chip cookies. Consequently, these tasty little morsels are often the perfect end to a meal shared with family and friends. Unfortunately, if you are following a paleo diet, traditional chocolate chip cookie recipes will be out of the question. Thankfully, there are several paleo chocolate chip cookie recipes that both you and your loved ones will enjoy. In fact, when you taste these paleo cookies, you may just find that you prefer the rich flavor of these healthy alternatives to traditional cookies.

Flourless Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies

The contrasting flavors of the tart cranberries and the sweet chocolate chips used in this paleo chocolate chip cookies recipe  combine to create one of the most delicious cookies known to man. Best of all, it takes only a few minutes to whip up a batch so they are perfect for those times when you find yourself battling a sugar craving or need to please a crowd on short notice.

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1 large egg
1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
1/3 cup coconut sugar
1/2 cup creamy almond butter
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/3 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
1/4 cup chopped cranberries

Let’s get Cooking

Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and lining a baking sheet with parchment paper. If you do not have any parchment paper on hand, you can also use a paleo-friendly cooking spray to lightly grease your pan and prevent sticking.

In a small bowl use whisk to mix together ground flaxseed and egg. Set aside for a few minutes to allow mixture to become gel-like in texture.

In a medium size mixing bowl, combine coconut sugar, almond butter, baking soda, vanilla extract, and sea salt. Be sure to mix well to ensure all ingredients are fully combined. Using a silicone spatula, gently fold in chocolate chips and cranberries, taking extra special care not to break cranberries.

Using wet hands, gently roll dough into approximately 1 inch balls. The dough will be rather wet and sticky, this is to be expected.

Place cookies on parchment-lined baking sheet and bake on center rack for 13-15 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on pan for several minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. Allow cookies to cool completely before serving.

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Peanut Butter Banana Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you think the name of these cookies is a mouthful, just wait until you experience the many different flavors that are incorporated in these crowd pleasing paleo chocolate chip cookies. Oh, and if your worried about how paleo banana chocolate chip cookies can be useful, there is no need to worry. These paleo bacon chocolate chip cookies do not actually contain any peanut butter, just the taste and texture that is associated with traditional peanut butter based cookies.

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1 large egg, beaten
1/3 cup raw honey
2 small ripe bananas, mashed
1 cup sunflower seed butter
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3 sliced cooked bacon, diced
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
Pinch of sea salt

Let’s Get Cooking

Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and lining a cookie pan with parchment paper to prevent sticking.

In a large mixing bowl, combine mashed bananas, sunflower seed butter, raw honey, egg, and vanilla extract. Mix well to ensure all ingredients are combined.

Next, add cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and sea salt to banana mixture. Mix well. Using a silicone spatula gently fold in your chocolate chips and cooked bacon pieces.

Using a heaping tablespoon or ice cream scoop, place cookie batter on baking sheet. Be sure to leave a few inches of space between each cookie as they will spread slightly during the cooking process.

Bake on center rack for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and transfer cookies to cooling rack. Let cookies cool completely before eating.

Carrot Cake Chocolate Chunk Cookies

While these paleo cookies may not be the prettiest thing on your buffet line, they are sure to be one of the most delicious. Best of all, the balance of flavors in these cookies makes them ideal for breakfast, snack, or dessert. Just remember, while they are a healthy treat, they are still considered a treat so be sure to enjoy in moderation.

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2 large eggs, whisked
1 cup coconut sugar
2 large carrots, shredded
1 cup coconut oil, melted
1 cup coconut flour
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2 cup tapioca flour
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3/4 cup dark chocolate chunks
Pinch of sea salt

Let’s Get Cooking

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Prepare your baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper and setting aside.

In a medium mixing bowl, combine shredded carrots, melted coconut oil, coconut sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract with a whisk. Add coconut flour, tapioca flour, sea salt, and pumpkin pie spice. Mix well to ensure all flavors are well combined. Finally, fold in your chocolate chunks using a spatula.

You should expect your dough to be rather thick and a bit dry, don’t worry!

Using an ice cream scooper, place rounded scoops of batter onto your prepared baking sheet. Using your hand, gently flatten each cookie.

Bake on center rack for 40 minutes or until center is set. Allow cookies to cool on pan for a few minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

Let cookies cool completely before serving.

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Double Chocolate Avocado Cookies

If you are a big chocolate fan, these cookies are sure to please your sweet tooth. While avocado is used in this paleo cookie recipe to achieve the desired texture, you should know that the heavy use of chocolate in this recipe completely takes over and leaves the flavor of avocado undetectable. Consequently, these easy paleo chocolate chip cookies is a great way to sneak some veggies in when feeding picking children or adults.

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1 large, very ripe avocado
1 large egg
1 cup maple syrup (you can also use raw honey if you prefer)
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 tablespoon water
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 ounce unsweetened dark chocolate, chopped

Let’s Get Cooking

Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees and prepping your baking pan by lining it with parchment paper.

In a small cup or bowl, combine water and baking soda. Set aside.

Using an electric mixer, whip the avocado until smooth. Add maple syrup and mix again until smooth. Next, add egg and mix again until egg is full incorporated.

Slowly add cocoa powder while mixing on slow speed. Once all cocoa powder is added, turn the speed on your electric blender up to high and mix well. Add baking soda and water mixture while continuing to mix on high speed. Finally, using a silicone spatula or spoon, fold in chopped dark chocolate.

Using a heaping tablespoon, add cookie dough to pan. Be sure to leave a few inches in between each cookie as these cookies will spread while cooking.

Bake on center rack for 10 minutes. Be aware that cookies may appear a bit under cooked. Don’t worry, they will set as they cool.

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Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

Many paleo coconut chocolate chip cookies recipes rely heavily on almond flour because it provides a chewier texture than coconut flour. Unfortunately, while many paleo dieters are free to enjoy almond flour treats, there are also many individuals who must remain both grain and nut free due to allergies. That is why this recipe makes use of coconut flour instead. Just be aware that the results of this substitution are a cookie that is softer and more cake-like in texture than a traditional chocolate chip cookie.

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1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1/3 cup coconut flour
2 large eggs
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/3 cup dark chocolate chips

Let’s Get Cooking

Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and prepping a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a large mixing bowl, combine maple syrup, coconut flour, eggs, coconut oil, vanilla extract, and sea salt. You will notice that the mixture is very runny even after all of the ingredients have been combined. Don’t worry! The mixture will thicken as you continue to stir and the coconut flour begins to absorb the excess moisture.

Once the batter has begun to thicken, stir in your chocolate chips. Stir to ensure they are evenly distributed throughout the batter.

Using a heaping teaspoon, drop cookies onto your baking sheet. Using your hand, slightly flatten each cookie. This is incredibly important as these paleo chocolate chip cookies do not spread on their own. Therefore, you will need to shape them with your hand if you wish for them to resemble traditional cookies.

Bake on center rack for 12-14 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. Allow cookies to cool on pan for several minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack to cool completely.

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Chocolate Coffee Cookies

So right about now you are probably wondering if these cookies taste like coffee or are simply good when paired with coffee. Well, the answer to that question is both. Consequently, these cookies make a great after dinner treat. Best of all, no two batches of these cookies ever have to taste the same (unless you want them to of course). This is because you can easily alter the flavor of the cookies by using different types and strengths of coffee when making your dough.

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3 large eggs, beaten
1/2 cup raisins
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1 cup almond flour
3 tablespoons coconut flour
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup dairy-free chocolate chips
3 tablespoons freshly brewed coffee (you will want to let it cool some)
Pinch of sea salt

Let’s Get Cooking

Get started by preheating your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and lining a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

In a large mixing bowl, combine beaten eggs and almond flour. Add maple syrup, vanilla extract, raisins, sea slat, and chocolate chips. Stir well.

Next, add your coconut flour and mix very well. The batter will be runny to start with but should thicken considerably as the coconut flour begins to absorb the excess moisture.

Finally, add in your freshly brewed coffee and stir well to even distribute.

Using a tablespoon, scoop heaping portions of dough onto the baking sheet a few inches apart. Flatten each cookie slightly with your hand as this dough does not spread much on its own.

Bake on center rack for 12-14 minutes or until edges of cookies are golden brown and center is set. Allow to cool completely before serving with a side of hot or iced coffee.

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Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cookies

These paleo cookies combine two flavors that are beloved by nearly everyone, the flavors of strawberries and chocolate. While these cookies are very rich in flavor, they are not overly sweet. This makes them the perfect addition to any meal.

One more note worthy comment about this recipe, the day these cookies are baked you can expect them to offer a slight crunch. However, if you prefer a softer cookie, all you need to do is wait to the next day when these cookies magically turn a bit softer and chewier.

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1 cup almond meal
4 tablespoons dark cocoa powder
2 tablespoons maple syrup
2 tablespoons water, boiling
2 tablespoons dark chocolate chips
2 tablespoons freeze dried strawberries
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted and cooled
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon instant decaf coffee
1/4 teaspoon bi-carb soda

Let’s Get Cooking

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Begin by preheating your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and lining a baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper.

In a medium size mixing bowl, combine almond meal, chia seeds, and cocoa powder. Set aside.

In a separate bowl, combine bi-carb soda and boiling water. Stir the mixture until it begins to foam and fizz. Quickly add to your almond meal mixture and stir well to ensure all ingredients are fully combined.

Add melted coconut oil and maple syrup to your batter and stir well.

Finally, gently stir in 3/4 of your chocolate chips and freeze dried strawberries taking care to ensure they are evenly distributed throughout the batter. The remaining chocolate chips and strawberries should be set aside for topping your cookies.

Using your hands, roll approximately one tablespoon of batter into a ball for each cookie. Slightly flatten and shape the cookies yourself as they will not spread while cooking. Once cookies are shaped, top each cookie with a few chocolate chips and strawberries.

Bake on center rack for approximately 7-9 minutes or until edges are slightly crispy. Allow cookies to cool before digging in.

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A Final Thought

Most traditional chocolate chip cookie recipes can be adapted to fit a paleo lifestyle. However, simply switching out the sugar for coconut sugar or switching out the grain-based flours for almond flour may not give you the results you are looking for. Consequently, it is important to ensure the recipe you are following has accounted for the different absorption and cooking rates of paleo flours and sweeteners. The best way to do this is to choose one of the delicious paleo chocolate chip cookie recipes outlined above.

None of these recipes quite float your boat? Feel free to make them your own by making minor substitutions or adding some dried fruit, nuts, or other paleo-friendly ingredients to take their already delicious flavor to a whole new level.

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