These almond flour chocolate chip cookies are a deliciously guilt-free treat your whole family will love—soft cookies with lots of melty chocolate chips in every bite. If you want an incredible grain-free chocolate chip cookie recipe, this is an incredible recipe.

Recipe At A Glance:

  • This is a beginner-level recipe. It has lots of 5-star ratings!
  • This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free, and grain-free.
  • This recipe is made with easy-to-find, simple ingredients.
  • Make this cookie recipe in 30 minutes.

(*This post was sponsored by Raley’s. All opinions are my own.)

A collage of Raley's private label groceries.

I usually don’t start a blog post like this, but you all KNOW how expensive gluten free products are. It is one of the biggest downsides to gluten free living! Cookie lovers need to look no further than my favorite grocery store, Raley’s (aka Nob Hill Foods in my area).

Raley’s has helped us with this problem with their new private-label foods! High-quality foods, even tons of organic foods, at a fraction of the cost of name brands!

Raley’s private-label foods are everyday products that you always use! And check out that price on the Organic Cage Free Eggs! Most brands of organic eggs are double the cost! It just got less expensive to do my weekly grocery shopping!

I know you have heard me gush about Raley’s Shelf Guide and how it makes it much easier to find gluten free foods (and healthier options.) Think of Raley’s Shelf Guide as your wellness tool whenever you shop. You can read more about their shelf guide and try these delicious Egg Muffin Cups.

Ingredient Notes:

  • Almond Flour – I love using Anthony’s brand because they mill the flour finely.
  • Coconut Flour
  • Coconut Sugar
  • Coconut Oil – You can also use plant-based butter or another oil.
  • Eggs – Use size large.
  • Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Pecans and Chocolate Chips

How To Make Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies:

The dry ingredients together in a bowl.

Step 1: Add all of the dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Mix well.

My favorite way to mix dry ingredients is to use a whisk. It is important to ensure the ingredients are mixed thoroughly so the baking is even.

The wet ingredients in a bowl.

Step 2: Add the wet ingredients to a bowl and whisk to blend. I melted the coconut oil and then tempered the eggs so they didn’t cook them.

How to temper eggs:

The first step to tempering eggs is adding a small amount (1 tablespoon) of the hot liquid. I whisk the whole time and gradually add the hot liquid. Once half of the liquid is whisked in, it is safe to add the rest of the liquid.

Adding the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.

Step 3: Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix well.

Almond flour cookie dough in a bowl.

Step 4: Your cookie dough batter will look like this. Let the dough sit for -10 minutes.

Usually, I wouldn’t suggest letting cookie dough sit, but coconut flour absorbs a LOT of moisture, and you want to ensure everything is absorbed before you bake the cookies.

Paleo chocolate chip cookies on a cookie sheet ready to bake.

Note: Raley’s chocolate chips are not paleo. If you prefer a full-on paleo chocolate chip, Raley’s carries several brands, including Lily’s Chocolate Chips.

These are the best paleo chocolate cookies ever…coconut sugar keeps them lower glycemic, and coconut oil helps keep these cookies dairy-free!

Step 5: Preheat the oven to 350º F. Use a cookie scooper to make cookie balls and drop each onto a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet. Flatten each slightly with the back of a spoon.

Baked cookies on a baking sheet.

Step 6: Take them out of the oven and cool on a cooling rack. If you are like me, I like them warm when the chocolate chips are still slightly melted and gooey!

These paleo cookies can be tricky if you substitute or change ingredient amounts. Here are some questions people often ask. If you are craving gluten free chocolate chip cookies, try my daughter’s favorite gluten free chocolate chip cookies recipe.

Recipe FAQ:

How do you use coconut flour in baking?

I use coconut flour to give these cookies some structure…almond flour by itself won’t hold up and would be very crumbly. Crumbly cookies are no fun, so pick up the Organic Coconut Flour at Raley’s!

How do you use almond flour in baking?

I prefer almond flour to an almond meal because almond flour is finely ground, leaving very little texture to baking. Almond meal is more coarse and absorbs liquids a little differently because of this.

Can you use the same amount of almond flour as regular flour?

Unfortunately,  you can’t interchangeably use almond flour and regular gluten-free flour. As  I mentioned above, almond flour doesn’t absorb liquids similarly.

How do you store almond flour cookies?

Store these almond flour cookies in an airtight container in the refrigerator. You can also freeze these cookies in a zip-style freezer bag.

A stack of almond flour cookies on a tray.
A grain-free paleo chocolate chip cookie on a plate next to a glass of milk.

Paleo Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sandi Gaertner
A delicious paleo chocolate chip cookie recipe. Totally grain free, and made healthier with almond flour. No refined sugars.
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5 from 23 votes
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Gluten Free Cookies and Bar Recipes, Gluten Free Dessert Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 171 kcal

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Ingredients
  

  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • teaspoon salt
  • cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ¾ cup coconut sugar
  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • cup pecans or another type of nut
  • cup chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350º F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, add the dry ingredients. Mix well.
  • In a small microwave-safe bowl, melt the coconut oil. Do not overheat. 
  • In another bowl, add the eggs and vanilla. You will need to temper the egg mixture so the coconut oil doesn’t cook the eggs. To do this, add a tablespoon of coconut oil to the egg mixture, whisking the whole time. Add another tablespoon and repeat. Once you have added 4 tablespoons, pour the rest of the coconut oil in. 
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix well.
  • Use a cookie scoop to drop cookie dough balls onto a baking sheet. Press down slightly with the back of the scoop.
  • Bake for 10 minutes. Remove the cookies and cool on a cooling rack.

Notes

  1. I recommend using almond flour in place of almond meal. It is less gritty.
  2. To make this recipe fully paleo, use Lily’s Sugar-Free Chocolate Chips. They are sweetened with Stevia instead of sugar.
  3. Store these cookies in an airtight container. They will keep fresh in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. You can also freeze these cookies in a freezer safe container or freezer bag.

SPECIAL NOTE

Please know that every gluten free flour blend has a different starch to grain ratio. If you use a blend I didn’t test, you may need to adjust your moisture levels in your baked goods.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 171kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 2gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 58mgPotassium: 28mgFiber: 2gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 36IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 18mgIron: 0.5mg
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21 Comments

    1. Hi Kuveshnie, Thank you for your note. I haven’t tested this recipe without the shredded coconut. It absorbs liquid in the recipe so I feel just substituting something may not be easy because the liquid ingredient ratios would also need to change. Is it just the shredded coconut you don’t like, or do you need to avoid all coconut (like the coconut flour?)

  1. Such interesting ingredients go into making these amazing cookies. All so healthy too. Love the idea of using Almond Flour. Will surely try.

  2. 5 stars
    These sound great, Sandi! I love it when a market takes the time to provide a quality store brand. Well done, Raley’s!

  3. 5 stars
    These cookies sound incredible! I love baking with almond meal, but you’re right. These products aren’t cheap. Wish Raley’s was here in San Diego!

  4. Can’t wait to try this one AND the creamy dark chocolate custard you just loaded up. That will be for my kids – but sounds like a must try!!