The best paleo chocolate chip cookies must be chewy in our household! These tempting gluten free cookies are loaded with chocolate chips, and have a lovely chewy texture much coveted in the baking world!
These healthier cookies will not disappoint!
A good chocolate chip cookie has always been essential in my family.
Everyone is crazy about them. But when you go gluten free…and then paleo…those tried and true recipes of days of old have to go and something new has to take it’s place!
Did you know, I have over 8 chocolate chip cookie recipes up on this blog??!! My kids always choose my gluten free chocolate chip cookies, always! And my gluten free oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are one the favorites too!!!!
There are my earliest days of just being gluten, dairy, and egg free for my son…but sugar never even crossed my mind back then! (You can see all my cookie recipes by clicking here!)
In the almost 8 years I have been running this blog, my knowledge about health and wellness and how it relates to the food we consume has grown exponentially. It had to. It was the only way to help my son get better (I wrote all about that here).
So now I know: lots of sugar wreaks havoc on the inflammation in our bodies…and for people who’s systems are already stressed to the max…..it can cause even MORE harm.
While I still firmly believe moderation is best in most cases, I have gone almost 100% paleo to support my health. In recent years, my blood sugars became less flexible, so most grains had to go.
But I still occasionally want a chocolate chip cookie. I mean duh! It’s a chocolate chip cookie!
I played and played with grain free recipe after grain free recipe until finally nailing this one down. That’s why I am confident in calling it the best paleo chocolate chip cookie!! I perfected the recipe awhile ago…but they never lasted long enough for a photo op!
Chewy Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies Ingredient Notes:
- Almond and cassava flours are a home run when it comes to paleo baking. The combo of the two works well almost all the time! I used them in my Stuffed Asian Meat Buns (Bao), and it works beautifully there too! I buy my almond flour through Costco for the best price (SO happy they carry it now!). Almond meal is not the same.
- You may do a double take when you see the gelatin in the ingredient list! While the recipe performs without it, the gelatin really ups the chewy oompf….so I recommend using it!!!
- I usually stick to as dark of chocolate chips as I can find, Enjoy Life Dark Morsels are great!! And when I find them on sale, Lily’s Sugar Free Chocolate Chips are AMAZING!
- I tested this recipe with both coconut oil and butter, and the recipe performs well with both!
Like Cookies? Here are some more paleo cookie recipes you can try!
- Paleo Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Chocolate Brownie Bites (with avocado!!)
- Cranberry Pistachio Chocolate Cookies
- Paleo Tagalongs
The Best Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe:
Have you tried this recipe? I want hear about it! Please leave a comment and a rating!
Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies - Chewy
A perfect, chewy chocolate chip cookie recipe made with no grains, dairy, or refined sugars!
- 6 tablespoons butter or softened coconut oil
- 6 tablespoons any nut/seed butter we prefer cashew butter
- 3/4 cup coconut sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup almond flour
- 1/2 cup cassava flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 2 teaspoons gelatin optional, but lends even MORE chewiness to the end result
- 1 1/2 cups dark chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and line a cookie sheet with parchment or a non-stick baking mat.
In the bowl of a mixer, beat the butter, nut butter, and sugar..
Mix in the vanilla and egg.
With the mixer running, sprinkle in the baking soda and sea salt, and gelatin if you're using it (I recommend you do!)
Continue with the flours.
Mix in the chocolate chips, to taste.
Drop by apx 1 1/2 tablespoons of batter, onto lined cookie sheet, I use my beloved cookie scoop!
Bake in preheated oven for about 8 minutes (if you use more batter, the time will need to be increased). If they are still puffy, give them a couple firm slams on the counter top to flatten them a bit!
Let cool slightly before transferring to a cooling rack.
Store in an airtight container, in the freezer preferred!
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YUMMMMMMMM! I can’t wait to try these!
Kelley Showalter says
Delicious! Thank you! The whole family loves them☺️Going to try with butter next!
Yay Kelley! We just polished a batch off ourselves!
These were a hit!! Thank you so much!
Thanks Lezlee! So glad they were a hit!!
Megan Stevens says
The photos prove your claim. And the ingredients look just right. Well done!!!!! 🙂 SO yummy!
Anne Lawton says
I love this healthy version of a traditional cookie!
These cookies look perfect! I really just want to take a bite through the screen. Wish I am as good a baker as you are 🙂
Yummy! Chocolate chip cookies are one of my favorite treats. These look so amazing , especially with the added gelatin for chewiness. Can’t wait to see how my sons like them!
I can never say no to chocolate chip cookies. YUM !
Melissa @Real Nutritious Living says
I’m a self professed cookie junkie. Can’t wait to try these Tessa!
My list of recipes to try is growing, but I must add this one to it. I’m sure these cookies are an amazing pleasure without the guilt!
How clever to add gelatin in a cookie recipe! I am really intrigued by that and will be giving this recipe a try soon.
I am so impressed with this paleo recipe. Have been contemplating to use some paleo in my lifestyle but being a vegetarian, it seems difficult. But I can surely do this! Will be trying this soon.
Vanessa Price says
Mmmm I love that this is grain free! I went grain free for an entire month, and I really felt fantastic at the end of it. I’m pinning this for later!
Chewy Paleo cookies will be eaten in my house in NO time. Especially if they are loaded with chocolate chips!
Those look perfect! I’ve been eating chocolate chip cookies like crazy lately. Haha.
Renee Kohley says
Those DO look nice and chewy! I love that! Great ingredients – will be trying!
Oooh I could really do with a chewy chocolate chip cookie right now, these look amazing!
linda spiker says
I consider myself a CCC expert and these pass my rigorous standards:)
These really do like like the best!! Can’t ever go wrong with chocolate chip cookies and love your paleo version.
Lindsey Dietz says
I love those close-up photos of that melty chocolate! Holy yum!
Joni Gomes says
These cookies look incredible! Love the addition of cashew butter – I have been wanting to try it because I love cashews!
Any advice for someone with tree nut allergies? I want to eat these things, but tree nuts……..
Tessa Simpson says
Hi Sandy! Well I would start with sunbutter. then to replace the almond flour…add an additional 1/4 cup cassava and 2 tablespoons coconut flour. Some collagen could potentially work too, just haven’t tested the recipe this way yet!
These look delicious!
Any idea on the macros for them?
Tessa Simpson says
Here’s what fitness pal says:
If you use Lily’s chocolate or sub some of the coconut sugar for a low carb sweetener like Lankanto, it would be much less sugar!
Cassidy @ Cassidy's Craveable Creations says
These look SOOOOOOO good Tessa!!! I just know we will love these!!!!! We love all of your recipes and if you say they are the best, I’m sure they are the best!!!!!
Tessa Simpson says
Thanks Cassidy!! We certainly love them and I look forward to a carb up day when I can enjoy one too!!