Gluten-free Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

4 Feb

I present to you a yummy and easy gluten-free and paleo chocolate chip cookies recipe!  In case you are new to Coconut Flour, let me just tell you that it is one of the healthier flours – it is very high in fiber, is gluten free (perfect for a lot of people that are just figuring out they are allergic to gluten), and is a naturally a bit sweet (yay! less sugary stuff you need to use!)

Gluten-free Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

The only complaint I have is it’s super dry… but that’s easy to fix by adding extra butter or coconut oil! If these cookies look familiar, it’s because it’s very similar to my Paleo Vanilla Cookies recipe from a few months ago.  I changed up some of the ingredients though, and added chocolate chips!  Not super healthy addition – but a little chocolate never hurt anyone (or at least not me! )  :)

Gluten-free Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies
Gluten-free Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

  • 1/2 cup of Coconut flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp of honey
  • 1/3 cup of coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup of chocolate chips (if you want to keep it paleo, try dark chocolate, which isn’t too bad.)
  • Sprinkle of sea salt
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract (optional)


0.  Preheat oven to 375 °F. 1.  Mix the coconut oil, honey, eggs, vanilla extract (optional), sprinkle of sea salt all in a large bowl.  Mixing these ingredients first will help because coconut flour is very dry and will be harder to beat.  I used a mixer to do this as I was super craving chocolate chip cookies asap! 3.  Add in the coconut flour and the chocolate chips and mix well with the liquid ingredients.  I was in such a hurry, I used my mixer for this too even though I don’t really like using a mixer when I have chunks of chocolate chips in my mixture.  If you want, you can also just use a spatula to mix it in.

Gluten-free Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cookie dough

4.  Scoop out about 1 inch chunks of them and then flatten them down on some parchment paper to make them in to cookie shapes.  Since I like smaller cookie bites, I made mine smaller.

Gluten-free Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ready to be cookies

5.  Bake in the oven for about 15 to 20 minutes.

Gluten-free Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ready to be eaten!

6.  Enjoy yummy cookies! :)

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37 Responses to “Gluten-free Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies”

  1. Pat Baker February 4, 2013 at 10:51 am #

    Good morning, I read the recipe 2 times and I think something is missing? The coconut flour is in the list but not in your directions. Coconut oil is there two times. I think you were in a real hurry to munch on these. Could you check this and fix or let me know what I am missing… Thanks for those banana pancakes I LOVE THEM!!!!!

    • Tina February 4, 2013 at 11:02 am #

      Haha! You were right, Pat, I was in an extreme chocolate chip cookies craving! I fixed it now! You add in the coconut flour with the chocolate chips. So mix all the other less ‘hard’ ingredients first, so that it’s easier to mix more consistently when adding the more solid ingredients.

      Thanks for catching that mistake! :)

  2. Juliet February 11, 2013 at 2:19 pm #

    These look delicious! I’ve been looking for some good paleo cookie recipes. Thanks for sharing! :0)

  3. A.J. February 15, 2013 at 12:43 am #

    I really enjoyed your blog thus far, and I would love to follow you. Where is your follow button? Excuse me if I am just completely missing it. I will for sure be making these for me cheat days. I just started a blog, maybe you can check it out, and offer some advice. It looks like you have a great handle on this blogging life. Thanks for sharing.

    • Tina February 15, 2013 at 10:06 am #

      Hey! Thanks for stopping by! Since my site is running and not hosted on, I don’t get that normal Follow button that you usually see on blogs :/ A lot of people just Like my FB page or follow me on Twitter to get updates, but I JUST installed a Follow Plugin at the bottom right of the screen so that it shows up on your reader (I believe…) Hope that helps! Off topic – looks your you’ve done a great job with your weight loss routine!

  4. Elise March 15, 2013 at 6:12 pm #

    “1/3 of coconut oil”
    I’m assuming that should read “1/3 cup of coconut oil”, but that seems like a lot.

    • Tina T. March 15, 2013 at 9:08 pm #

      Oops, yes! haha, 1/3 cup of coconut oil :) The reason there seems to be a lot of coconut oil is because coconut flour is super dry. Some people are fine with the dryness and if so, you can use less. But for me I don’t like my cookies too dry, so that’s why it calls for 1/3 cup. I would suggest trying out different amounts to find the best amount to add.

  5. Sandi March 31, 2013 at 9:38 pm #

    Just made these…delicious…thank you! Wanted to share a variation I came up with that turned out so so good. Follow everything in this recipe until the very end: instead of coconut flour and dark chocolate chips, add the same amount of Raw Cacao Powder (plus a little almond meal to thicken it up a bit) and White Chocolate Chips. Both are so delicious…let me know what you think if you try!

    • Tina T. March 31, 2013 at 11:35 pm #

      Hey Sandy, that does sound delicious! I personally prefer dark chocolate chips instead of white chocolate chips, but I am willing to give it a try in the future. Thanks for sharing with me and other readers!

    • Amy January 31, 2014 at 7:41 pm #

      I took your advice and used some cocoa powder (just kinda dumped some in), along with some almond flour (1/3 cup) and just kinda winged it for the coconut flour (few tablespoons)..used the honey, also added a bit of baking soda and vanilla with some mini chocolate chips (1/4 cup) the batter consistency right and put them in oven. They were done in about 7 minutes and wow just wow they are good! (I usually don’t like the consistency of coconut flour but adding the almond flour and cocoa powder I can’t even taste the coconut flour) of course used the eggs and coconut oil also..yummy!!

  6. Olivia April 7, 2013 at 9:47 pm #


    Just wondering what I could replace the coconut oil with? Or if I could just leave it out all together.


    • Tina T. April 7, 2013 at 10:48 pm #

      Hey Olivia – You can replace coconut oil with butter if you have butter lying around :) I use them interchangeably.

  7. Victoria May 15, 2013 at 2:24 pm #

    Started Paleo about three weeks ago and was craving something sweet and simple. I found your site during my search and made these last night! I did add an egg and my coconut oil was liquid and not solid when I added it but they turned out great! Thank you.

    • Tina May 15, 2013 at 3:10 pm #

      I’m glad you liked it! Good luck on staying paleo! I think you’ll really enjoy it! :)

  8. Steve May 15, 2013 at 9:53 pm #

    Thanks for the coconut flour chocolate chip cookie recipe! I’ve made these twice now since coming across them on Pinterest! The second time I added in a bit of coconut milk to make them a little bit more moist… delicious!

    • Tina May 16, 2013 at 9:49 am #

      Hi Steve, Glad you liked the recipe! Good idea on adding coconut milk – coconut flour does tend to be a little dry :)

  9. Yuni May 26, 2013 at 8:36 pm #

    I just made this recipe for dessert, my family and I really enjoyed them, a bit dry, and I will try adding a little coconut milk next time I make then, as suggested by another post, all in all a great recipe!!! There is not one cookie left from the batch I made tonight. Thank you!

  10. NV Rhonda July 10, 2013 at 6:51 pm #

    I just finished baking cookies. Love!! I used a sugar substitute instead of honey for low carb sake and added a bit of unsweetened almond milk to make more cohesive. It needed the moisture without the honey. This will be my cookie base always. I added vegan/Paleo dark chocolate and pine nuts to one batch and the other is cinnamon, raisin and pinenut.

  11. Maureen July 27, 2013 at 11:03 pm #

    Will definitely try these!

  12. Liliana August 25, 2013 at 8:26 pm #

    Just made these and added half a banana and coconut milk to moisten – they’re delicious! I rarely have a night at home by myself and I think I’ve eaten enough to qualify as dinner! :)

  13. Elizabeth August 26, 2013 at 5:20 pm #

    Made these Sunday August 25,2013 and they are the best Paleo cookies I have ever had! Thank you for posting this!

    • Tina T. August 26, 2013 at 5:27 pm #

      Thanks, Elizabeth! I’m very glad you enjoyed them!

  14. Skylar September 24, 2013 at 10:21 pm #

    These were so good I ate them all within an hour. Not my finest hour. But omg, they were that good. Probably well over 1000 calories so definitely going to have to hit the gym hard tomorrow. I’d thank you but….my stomach won’t let me. :)

    • Tina T. September 24, 2013 at 11:08 pm #

      LOL that is hilarious! I apologize for making a recipe that made you eat ALL the cookies in an hour!! Maybe next time I will write HALF of the recipe so you only eat half of it :D

  15. Aleesha October 19, 2013 at 9:39 am #

    Love these cookies sooooo much. My brother first found the recipe and shared them with me. I have been making them ever since. Once a week to be exact. I add a splash of almond milk to the batter, and use stevia in place of the honey. Thank you so much for the recipe. :)

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