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Paleo chocolate chip cookies on a baking sheet with one with a bite taken out

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

5 from 2 votes
These chocolate chip cookies are soft, paleo, only require 6 ingredients, and there is no mixer required! Dairy free, gluten free, vegan and ready in less than 45 minutes.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 cookies


  • 1 cup cashew butter, can substitute well-stirred, creamy almond butter
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 6 ounces paleo-friendly dark chocolate, chopped (I love to use hazelnut butter dark chocolate)
  • pinch of sea salt, for topping


  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line two baking sheets with nonstick silicone mats or parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, combine cashew butter, coconut sugar, egg and baking soda. Use a wooden spoon or sturdy spatula to mix until evenly combined and no large streaks of cashew butter remain. Fold in ¾ of the chocolate (about 4 ounces).
  • Use a large cookie scoop (about 1 ½ Tablespoons) to portion out balls of dough onto prepared baking sheets. You want to give the cookies room to spread, so I recommend no more than 6 per baking sheet (though you can probably fit up to 8 if need be).
  • Press remaining chocolate pieces into the tops of each cookie and sprinkle with sea salt.
  • Bake each batch for 11 minutes, or for a few minutes longer if you prefer a more crisp cookie. They will be soft when removed from the oven, and will crinkle and flatten as they cool - let cool completely on the baking sheet* (about 20 minutes). Serve and enjoy!


  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature or in the fridge.
  • *I'm serious. Really let them cool completely, as they will set as they cool and could fall apart on you if you try to remove them sooner.


Calories: 249kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 126mg | Potassium: 122mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
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