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A paleo chocolate chip cookie with a bite taken out of it.

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

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  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 23 minutes
  • Yield: 12 cookies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies – these cookies are a sweet treat that’s kid-friendly and made with simple, real ingredients!


  • 1 stick grassfed butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 cup super fine almond flour
  • 1 cup cassava flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon xantham gum
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon arrowroot powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup dairy-free chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 
  2. Add butter and coconut sugar to your stand mixer using a whisk attachment; beat until well combined. 
  3. Add vanilla and egg; whisk to combine. 
  4. In a medium bowl combine almond flour, cassava flour, xantham gum, baking soda, cream of tartar, arrowroot and salt; stir to combine ensuring there are no clumps.
  5. Using the dough hook attachment on your stand mixer, slowly add in the almond flour mixture until it turns to dough. 
  6. Add chocolate chips and fold into the dough using a spoon or spatula. 
  7. Taking about 2 tablespoons at a time in your hand, roll into a ball. Place on a greased cookie sheet and press down gently to flatten slightly.  Ensure cookies are approximately 2 inches part. 
  8. Bake, middle rack, for 8-10 minutes.
  9. Let cool and then serve. 


  • Coconut Sugar: you could sub 1/2 cup brown sugar + 1/2 cup organic cane sugar for 1 cup of coconut sugar.
  • Almond Flour + Cassava Flour: you could sub 1 1/2 cup gluten-free flour OR 1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour for both the almond and cassava flours.