Perfect Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies (vegan / keto options)

These perfect paleo chocolate chip cookies are thick, chewy and have the perfect texture. Many of the reviewers have called these the best cookies ever and said that nobody had a clue that they were paleo (or even gluten-free)!

This recipe also has vegan and keto options. Thanks to Bob’s Red Mill for making today’s post possible!

  • These paleo chocolate chip cookies are thick, chewy and have the perfect texture. Many of the reviewers have called these the best cookies ever and said that nobody had a clue that they were paleo (or even gluten-free)!
  • These perfect paleo chocolate chip cookies are thick, chewy and have the perfect texture. Many of the reviewers have called these the best cookies ever and said that nobody had a clue that they were paleo (or even gluten-free)!
  • These amazing paleo chocolate chip cookies are thick, chewy and have the perfect texture. Many of the reviewers have called these the best cookies ever and said that nobody had a clue that they were paleo (or even gluten-free)!

I first posted this recipe four years ago and am reposting it today with new photos and more tips. Since I posted it, it’s been my most popular recipe and the photos just didn’t do it justice.

When I first made these paleo chocolate chip cookies, it’d been quite a while since I last posted some grain-free recipes. I had run out of my favorite Bob’s Red Mill Super-Fine Almond Flour months before and was so frustrated with the brands of almond flour available here in Germany since they’re so inconsistent.

Because I didn’t want to deal with the hassle of ordering flour from the US, I thought I’d wait it out until Christmas, when I’d be back in the US and could buy all the Bob’s Red Mill I want.

But then I got a hankering for chocolate chip cookies. And I really wanted to make paleo cookies.

These perfect paleo chocolate chip cookies are thick, chewy and have the perfect texture. Many of the reviewers have called these the best cookies ever and said that nobody had a clue that they were paleo (or even gluten-free)! Vegan and keto options.

So I went to work and while every batch tasted amazing, the appearance and thickness was different every single time. The only variable?

The almond flour. The almond flour I’d been buying varies from brand to brand and even within the same brand.

They come in tiny 1-cup bags here so I go through a load of them when recipe testing. I’d open up one bag and find some finely ground almond flour, then I’d open up another bag from the same company, and it was overall coarser with bits of sliced almonds.

Sliced almonds! In my almond flour. That was the final straw.

These amazing paleo chocolate chip cookies are thick, chewy and have the perfect texture. Many of the reviewers have called these the best cookies ever and said that nobody had a clue that they were paleo (or even gluten-free)! Vegan and keto options.

So to save my sanity, I ordered myself some Bob’s Red Mill almond flour. By the way, if you have Bob’s Red Mill in a retail store in your area, you can use one of these $1 coupons.

The cookies made with Bob’s Red Mill came out thick, chewy and just as delicious and magical as all-purpose flour chocolate chip cookies. I doubt that anyone would be able to tell that these are paleo cookies! And the 750+ reviewers agree with me.

And every batch comes out the same. I can say this very confidently as I’ve made these cookies over 100x in the last 4 years (yes, that’s about 2x a month!). Hooray for consistency!

Some of the reviewers have mentioned the same issues with random brands of almond flour vs. Bob’s Red Mill. And homemade almond flour? The cookies definitely won’t come out the same! This has been confirmed by several commenters.

So the almond flour obviously plays a huge role in the final outcome of these paleo chocolate chip cookies. Another thing that will affect the cookies is the temperature of the coconut oil.

These amazing paleo chocolate chip cookies are thick, chewy and have the perfect texture. Many of the reviewers have called these the best cookies ever and said that nobody had a clue that they were paleo (or even gluten-free)! Vegan and keto options.

If you make these in the summer when room temperature coconut oil means melted coconut oil, you’ll need to refrigerate the coconut oil until it’s firmer, like softened butter.

If you make these dairy-free cookies with melted coconut oil, the dough will be very greasy and the chocolate chips will be hard to incorporate into the dough.

It doesn’t work to use melted coconut oil and then just chill the dough. I don’t understand why but it doesn’t work!

You’ll also need to chill the dough if you use coconut sugar rather than brown sugar. I made one version with brown sugar and one with coconut sugar at the same time and the brown sugar cookies were nice and thick while the coconut sugar version spread flat and was super thin.

These amazing paleo chocolate chip cookies are thick, chewy and have the perfect texture. Many of the reviewers have called these the best cookies ever and said that nobody had a clue that they were paleo (or even gluten-free)! Vegan and keto options.

I refrigerated the remaining coconut sugar dough until firm and that resulted in nice and thick cookies, just like the brown sugar version! Just a little darker colored.

If you can’t tell by the pictures, these paleo chocolate chip cookies are huge. Instead of making 8 cookies, you can make 16 to get regular-sized cookies.

I just prefer how they bake up with gooier and chewier centers when they’re larger! Several of the commenters have said that they make them half that size and enjoy them and other commenters have said that they agree that the key to making these cookies so perfect is to make them huge.

If you’ve had enough chocolate chip cookies lately but like this sound of this recipe, I’ve got you covered! I’ve made several variations of these cookies over the years:

  • Coconut flour cookies – they don’t use any almond flour, in case you need a nut-free version! And they’re somehow every bit as delicious as the version below.
  • Paleo “Peanut Butter” Cookies – these use sunflower seed butter in place of peanut butter for a version that tastes super similar to real peanut butter cookies.
  • Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies – they also only use coconut flour. I spent 4 years trying to make the below paleo chocolate chip cookie recipe with peanut butter. I didn’t like the results. But I finally nailed it and they are the best peanut butter cookies I’ve ever had!
  • Paleo Double Chocolate Cookies – So. Much. Chocolate!
  • Paleo “Oatmeal” Cookies – these cookies taste really close to traditional oatmeal cookies!
  • Paleo Peppermint Cookies – so perfect for Christmas!

Have you made one of them? Or the original? Which one is your favorite?

These amazing paleo chocolate chip cookies are thick, chewy and have the perfect texture. Many of the reviewers have called these the best cookies ever and said that nobody had a clue that they were paleo (or even gluten-free)! Vegan and keto options.

Substitution questions for these paleo chocolate chip cookies:

  • Can I use something instead of almond flour?

    Almond flour is only really interchangeable with other nut flours so cashew or hazelnut meal would likely work. I’ve heard of some people using sunflower seed meal as a sub for almond flour but I haven’t tried it myself.

  • Can I use something instead of coconut flour?

    Nope! There isn’t a really good sub for coconut flour. A few people have mentioned using oat flour (for a non-paleo version) with success but I haven’t tried it.

  • Can I use something instead of almond butter?

    I’ve tried using peanut butter but didn’t like the results. Using it in the all coconut flour version? Amazing! It’s linked to above. If using sunflower seed butter, you need to make a few changes (see the Paleo “Peanut Butter” Cookies linked to above).

    Hazelnut butter would probably be awesome in this original recipe! Reviewers have used cashew butter but the cashew butter I get and make is SO much firmer than almond butter, I can’t imagine the cookies coming out the same as with almond butter.

  • Can I use something instead of coconut / brown sugar?

    Subbing in a liquid sweetener won’t work. There’s no liquid to reduce to make up for the added liquid, so it’d made the cookies cakey. Any other granulated sweetener would probably work.

  • These amazing paleo chocolate chip cookies are thick, chewy and have the perfect texture. Many of the reviewers have called these the best cookies ever and said that nobody had a clue that they were paleo (or even gluten-free)! Vegan and keto options.

  • What can I use instead of the egg or chia egg?

    I’ve tried flax eggs but I don’t like the taste (people say that flax eggs don’t taste like anything but I think they do). I haven’t tried it, but Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-free Vegan Egg Replacer would probably work.

  • Can I make these cookies smaller?

    Yes, but I think they have a better texture when they’re baked as huge cookies.

  • Can I bake these cookies as bars?

    You can make them in an 8″x8″ pan. I’m super forgetful and never remember to write down the baking time but I recommend to start checking around 15 minutes.

  • Do you have nutritional info?

    There are loads of free online nutritional calculators online. I’m not a dietitian and not legally allowed to post this info. Sorry about that!

If you try these paleo chocolate chip cookies, I’d love to hear how they come out!

Thanks again to Bob’s Red Mill for sponsoring this post! Be sure to check out some of their other gluten-free flours if you’re into gluten-free and paleo baking. :)

These amazing paleo chocolate chip cookies are thick, chewy and have the perfect texture. Many reviewers have called these the best cookies ever and said that nobody had a clue that they were paleo (or even gluten-free)! Vegan and keto options.

Perfect Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies (vegan, keto options)

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Perfect Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies (vegan / keto options)
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  • Yield: 8 huge bakery-style cookies or 16 regular-sized cookies

Please read the notes at the bottom before beginning!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (100 grams) Bob's Red Mill Super-Fine Almond flour
  • 1/4 cup (32 grams) coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons (84 grams) coconut oil or unsalted butter, room temperature but NOT melted (if your coconut oil is a little melty, put it in the fridge for about 10-20 minutes or until firmer, like softened butter. If you use slightly melted coconut oil, the dough will be greasy and the chocolate chips will be hard to incorporate.)1
  • 3/4 cup (150 grams) coconut sugar, very tightly packed or brown sugar or Lakanto monkfruit sweetener for low-carb / keto
  • 6 tablespoons (98 grams) natural almond butter (the kind with just almonds in it and no added fat / sugar), room temperature (here's how to make almond butter)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg, room temperature (or 1 chia egg2 for vegan)
  • 1 1/4 cups (213 grams) semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided (make sure to use paleo / keto / vegan chocolate chips, if desired)

Directions

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl with an electric hand mixer or using a stand mixer, beat together the fat, sugar, almond butter and vanilla extract at medium speed until well combined, about 1 minute. If you use coconut oil, it may not come together easily. If that's the case, use your hands to combine it and then beat another 20 seconds.
  3. Beat in the egg on low and mix until well incorporated. Stir in the flour mixture until well combined. Then stir in 1 cup (170 grams) chocolate chips. If you used brown sugar, skip to the next step. If you used coconut sugar, place the bowl in the refrigerator for about 1 hour or until the dough is firm.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350 °F (175 °C) and line a baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper.
  5. Roll the dough into 8 (75-gram) balls and place the remaining 1/4 cup (43 grams) of chocolate chips on the top and on the sides of the dough balls. You can also roll them into 16 smaller balls but then you need to adjust the baking time (a few minutes less than recommended below). Place 4" apart on the prepared baking sheet. Press the cookies down lightly with the palm of your hand.
  6. Bake for 11-14 minutes (if using coconut sugar) or 14-17 minutes (if using brown sugar) or until the surface of the center of the cookies no longer appears wet. They'll be very soft but will continue to cook as they sit on the cookie sheet.
  7. Let cool completely on the baking sheet. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Notes

  1. I haven't tried these with ghee or shortening or anything other than coconut oil and butter.
  2. To make a chia egg, mix together 1 tablespoon of ground chia seeds and 2.5 tablespoons water. Let sit 5-15 minutes or until goopy like an egg.
  • For paleo: use coconut sugar, coconut oil, and paleo chocolate (some consider Enjoy Life to be paleo, some don't. If you really don't want to use cane sugar, try Pascha's 100% cacao chocolate chips).
  • For dairy-free / vegan: use coconut oil and dairy-free chocolate.
  • For keto / low-carb: use Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener. Golden and Classic work. Some consider it paleo, some don't. Please note that your cookies won't spread as much as the ones in the photos! You'll want to press the dough balls down more than just slightly. Also use sugar-free chocolate chips, such as Pascha 100% cacao chocolate chips (paleo) or Lily's Chocolate Chips (not paleo, due to soy).

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  • Rachel says
    January 30, 2019 @ 1:59 am

    I really want to make this recipe but I don’t have an electric mixer or handheld electric beater. Would it be naive to try to mix this by hand?
    I’m new to baking :)
    Thanks,
    Rachel

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    • Erin replies to Rachel
      February 2, 2019 @ 12:56 pm

      So sorry for just now seeing your question! You can make it without but you’ll probably need to use your hands to get the coconut oil (which has to be firm and not melted) incorporated well enough.

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  • Julie says
    January 28, 2019 @ 1:21 am

    Just wanted you to know since I have found this recipe I never use another for chocolate chip cookies! I google “Texanerin chocolate chip cookies” every time :)

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    • Erin replies to Julie
      January 28, 2019 @ 8:18 pm

      Woohoo! I’m so glad to hear that. And I google the same exact thing when I want to make cookies, too. :D Thanks for your comment!

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  • Susan Santoriello says
    January 27, 2019 @ 2:05 pm

    Hi Erin,
    I am going to make these cookies for tomorrow evening’s book club. If they come out as amazing as everyone says, then I would like to make and send them to my son who lives in Colorado. I noticed your recipe says the cookies can be stored for up to 3 days. What happens after three days? Do they go bad? It will take at least three days for them to get to him via US mail.
    Thanks, Sue

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    • Erin replies to Susan Santoriello
      January 28, 2019 @ 8:13 pm

      Hello! Sorry for just now seeing your question. They won’t go bad after 3 days. They’ll be fine for a week or so but I just think they’re better when fresh. :)

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  • Becky
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    January 21, 2019 @ 10:02 pm

    I refuse to use any other choc. chip cookies recipes after finding this one. I’ve made these at least 5 times and they have ruined all others for me (especially store bought). I had to share a recipe with my cousin at her bridal shower and I picked this one! :)

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    • Erin replies to Becky
      January 24, 2019 @ 8:28 pm

      I’m honored that you picked this recipe! I’m sorry that they’ve ruined other cookies for you, though. Although I guess that’s kind of a good thing? ;) Thanks for your comment!

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  • Kimberly
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    January 21, 2019 @ 3:30 pm

    Love these cookies! I make them smaller and 48 cookies out of one batch. Yum! Can you tell me the nutritional value on this recipe?

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    • Erin replies to Kimberly
      January 24, 2019 @ 8:25 pm

      48 cookies! Wow. That’s a good way to make them last longer. :D I don’t have that info but you could use this recipe analyzer for the nutritional profile. :) Thanks for your comment!

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  • Kat
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    January 21, 2019 @ 5:24 am

    OMG…These really are the best Paleo Cookies EVER! Never thought I would taste a cookie that even came close to the ‘real deal’ again, thank you sooooo much for sharing this recipe! Followed it pretty closely, just didn’t have the extra 1/4 cup of chips, and made them smaller than you suggested, so reduced the bake time to about 9min. They came out PERFECT! Chewy, sweet, deliciousness!

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    • Erin replies to Kat
      January 24, 2019 @ 8:24 pm

      You’re welcome! I’m really glad that you like them so much. :) And I’m with you on the thinking I’d never taste the real thing again. Paleo desserts tend to be… less than awesome. ;) Thanks for your comment!

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  • Maggie says
    January 20, 2019 @ 4:25 am

    Please update the recipe step by step directions on Pinterest. It fails to mention when to stir in dry ingredients. Luckily I’ve baked enough to know to do this step and the cookie came out delicious! Thank you for sharing.

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    • Erin replies to Maggie
      January 20, 2019 @ 8:57 pm

      I’m happy you liked them! I unfortunately have zero control over what shows up on Pinterest, though. I have never added any recipe directions there and can’t change what other people have added there.

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  • Ariel says
    January 13, 2019 @ 1:48 am

    I made these came out great I did substitute a little. I had homemade peanut butter instead of almond butter, I used stevia in the raw I could not find coconut sugar in my stores, and I used a chia egg and coconut oil. Other than that recipe was same. It came out great though. I am very happy with results.

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    • Erin replies to Ariel
      January 14, 2019 @ 12:56 pm

      I’m glad that they came out well with peanut butter and stevia! Thanks for your feedback. :)

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  • Leslie
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    January 12, 2019 @ 3:57 pm

    These are absolutely incredible! I have been searching for a convincing recipe ever since I had to move to a restricted diet and these really do taste like traditional chocolate chip cookies. My sweet tooth boyfriend even eats them up so fast I have to hide them from him! I couldn’t be more pleased with how they came out. This recipe is certainly a keeper :)

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    • Erin replies to Leslie
      January 14, 2019 @ 12:55 pm

      Woohoo! It’s always a good thing when the guys want to gobble them up. :) Thanks for your comment! I’m happy you found a convincing recipe. :)

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  • Aimey says
    January 8, 2019 @ 8:18 am

    I tried making these with coconut oil and coconut sugar, but none of the balls flattened after 14 minutes. The balls essentially became cookie crumble when I tried to eat them. I followed the ingredients and instructions to a T. Where did I go wrong? :(

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    • Erin replies to Aimey
      January 14, 2019 @ 12:40 pm

      Sorry for just now seeing your question! Did you make any subs at all to the recipe? Did you weigh your flour? It could be that you really packed in the flour tightly or that you didn’t add enough coconut sugar. I’m sorry it didn’t work out well! If you didn’t use a scale last time, I recommend trying again with one. :)

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  • Heather
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    January 4, 2019 @ 4:28 am

    These are the most AMAZING chocolate chip cookies I’ve ever had! The whole family absolutely loved them!!

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    • Erin replies to Heather
      January 7, 2019 @ 12:56 pm

      Yay! I’m so happy to hear that! Always a bonus when the whole family loves them. :) Thanks for your comment!

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  • Izaak Alexander
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    December 27, 2018 @ 3:24 am

    I have been a chef for many years and had to go paleo due to health issues so I felt like I was missing out on cookies! I have to say these were the best choc chip gluten free cookies I have ever eaten felt like I was eating gluten cookies if not better! I followed the recipe to the letter I used unrefined coconut oil but I just wanted to ask what type of coconut oil do you use for this recipe refined or unrefined? Also can you use less coconut sugar? I love them as they are just thought to ask for other people sake some like less sweet things :) thanks a ton for this recipe your a blessing :)

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    • Erin replies to Izaak Alexander
      January 2, 2019 @ 8:27 pm

      I’m so sorry for just now seeing your comment! I didn’t realize I wouldn’t have internet at my in-laws over the holidays. :/ I’m happy to hear that you liked the cookies so much! :) I use both types but prefer refined because I don’t like any coconut taste in them. You can use a little less sugar but then the cookies probably won’t be as chewy and will be more cakey. Thanks for your comment and sorry again!

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      • Izaak replies to Erin
        January 3, 2019 @ 2:15 am

        All good this recipe really was amazing thanks for your reply cheers

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  • Judith Brighton
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    December 27, 2018 @ 1:13 am

    Girl, I have pulled a LOT of recipes off the interwebs over the years, and this one is most definitely in the top THREE of Greatest Internet Recipes of All Time! I hope you are proud of this – it’s amazing! Thank you and Happy 2019!

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    • Erin replies to Judith Brighton
      January 2, 2019 @ 8:25 pm

      I’m so sorry for just now seeing your comment! I didn’t realize I wouldn’t have internet at my in-laws over the holidays. :/ I’m so happy that you think these cookies are in the top 3 internet recipes. Woohoo! What a compliment. :D Thanks for your comment and sorry again.

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  • Dottie Ricketson
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    December 21, 2018 @ 2:29 am

    I have been baking gluten free for over 10 years and thought I had tried every cookie recipe out there, but alas I had not. I just made this recipe exactly as written and it is truly THE BEST GLUTEN FREE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE OUT THERE! I wasn’t going to make them so big because I like to indulge in moderation but I decided to try giant cookies and I may never go back! I believe the size plays a big part in the success of this cookie but I’ll try them smaller next time and let you know the difference! I used butter and coconut sugar and followed the directions – AMAZING!

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    • Erin replies to Dottie Ricketson
      December 24, 2018 @ 10:16 am

      I think size matters here, too! I think most people make them smaller but I like them big. :) I’m so happy that you enjoyed the cookies and think they’re the best. :) Thanks a ton for your feedback!

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  • Lisa says
    December 13, 2018 @ 2:30 pm

    Im having issue with analysis on nutritional value, more specific carb count. Can you help?

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  • Kevin says
    December 10, 2018 @ 12:46 am

    Do you have the nutritional info?
    Thanks

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    • Erin replies to Kevin
      December 17, 2018 @ 2:42 pm

      Sorry for just now seeing your question! I don’t have that info but you could use this recipe analyzer for the nutritional profile. :)

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  • Robka says
    December 4, 2018 @ 4:25 am

    Made these cookies, but substituted 3/4 cup banana flour for the 1 cup of almond flour & they turned out great !!

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  • Kiko says
    November 20, 2018 @ 11:43 am

    Hello,

    As iam french I don’t get if you mean « almond flour flour» or «  almond meal from ground almond nut »?
    Because too many time in a english recipe they call for one,and i see the other one on their pictures or videos .So everybody have their own perception of this denomination « almond flour ».
    And I have the same question about the « coconut flour »,is it the coconut flour flour or the ground coconut meal?

    Thank a lot for the help

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    • Erin replies to Kiko
      November 25, 2018 @ 7:38 pm

      Hi! Sorry for just now seeing your question. In US English recipes, almond flour always means what you probably call “ground blanched almonds.” We don’t even have the deoiled / defatted “almond flour” that’s sometimes sold in other countries. Coconut flour is coconut flour. “Coconut flour is a soft flour produced from dried coconut meat.” I hope that helps!

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  • Patricia
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    November 11, 2018 @ 4:05 am

    I love these cookies! I substituted 1/2 cup Swerve for the coconut sugar and they came out with a nice texture and tasted delicious! Thank you!

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    • Erin replies to Patricia
      November 14, 2018 @ 9:37 am

      Oh, that’s interesting! I’ve tried with Swerve before and they didn’t spread at all and were like little hockey pucks. Did you make any other changes? I have the hardest time with low-carb sweeteners! Thanks for your feedback. :) I’m glad that you enjoyed them!

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      • Patricia replies to Erin
        November 26, 2018 @ 12:05 am

        They did not spread nicely like your pictures show. They stayed round as a hockey puck! but they tasted delicious. I thought they would be hard but they were not

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  • Jamie
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    November 8, 2018 @ 8:03 pm

    Perfect! I added pecans to your recipe and they came out perfect. The only issue I have is controlling myself so I don’t eat them all at once. I used butter instead of coconut oil and erythritol + molasses instead of coconut sugar to create my diabetic version of your cookie. I also added chopped pecans. Mmm-mm! Thanks. This is the best low-carb cookie recipe I’ve found.

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    • Erin replies to Jamie
      November 14, 2018 @ 9:34 am

      Hi! So sorry for just now seeing your comment. Pecans sounds like a delicious addition! How much erythritol + molasses did you use? I’d like to try that myself. Thanks a bunch for the tip and for your feedback! I’m happy to hear that they came out so well for you. :)

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      • Jamie replies to Erin
        November 14, 2018 @ 4:47 pm

        Hi. I used 1/4 cup of molasses and 3/4 cup of erythritol. When I first tasted the cookie I thought it was a little bit too sweet, but now the taste seems perfect. With the erythritol and molasses in place of sugar, I can eat the cookie without a negative impact on my blood glucose. I like them so much I’m going to bake more and send them to my mother who is also diabetic.

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        • Erin replies to Jamie
          November 15, 2018 @ 11:54 am

          Thanks so much for the info! I can’t wait to try that out. I hope your mother will enjoy them, too. :) Thanks again!

  • Alena says
    November 6, 2018 @ 10:00 pm

    I’m not sure why, but mine turned out nearly inedible — they were super dry and crumbly! Almost like sand or chalk. Which surprised me since the recipe is so highly rated! I didn’t use any subs and used all the same ingredients. Any idea why this might have happened??

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    • Erin replies to Alena
      November 14, 2018 @ 9:31 am

      Sorry for just now seeing this! You’re the first person in about 600 reviews to say that they didn’t come out well so something definitely went wrong. Did you maybe pack your almond flour very full? I’d recommend going by weight. If you didn’t, I recommend trying again because every now and then, I accidentally leave an ingredient out of a recipe when baking and don’t realize until later. I know it’s probably not the answer you were looking for but it’s the only thing I can think of if you didn’t make any changes at all to the recipe.

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  • Mackenzie Mintzer
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    November 2, 2018 @ 10:25 pm

    I’m vegan, and my boyfriend is (mostly) paleo. As soon as November hit I got a serious craving for chocolate chip cookies! I wanted to make something we could both enjoy, and after much research, I landed here. My guy is a chef, so he’s quite the critic. Until NOW, I haven’t been able to impress him with vegan/grain free cookies. This recipe is perfect! I made my own almond butter (wouldn’t have if I hadn’t run out…a blessing in disguise!), and used the coconut sugar, chilling it like you said. Luckily I didn’t bake them all at once, or they’d be gone! Thank you for this! :)

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  • Petra
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    October 25, 2018 @ 9:26 pm

    Delicious! First batoh I did exactly as the recipe said and it was so tasty…second time I have substituted almond butter to 100% crunchy Peanut Butter and Its great too! I like both versions, would say that I wouldn’t use that much oil with peanut butter next time, but other than that it works fine.
    Thank you very much!

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    • Erin replies to Petra
      October 28, 2018 @ 6:23 pm

      You’re welcome! I’m happy that you enjoyed both versions. :) Thanks for your comment and the tip on using less oil when using peanut butter!

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  • Leah says
    October 17, 2018 @ 6:43 pm

    I never comment on these things -thats how incredible these are. These are the best chocolate chip cookies I have ever made, period. Don’t skip the chilling, it helps so much. I used coconut sugar for the first time and it was great! Thanks for my new go-to cookie recipe!

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    • Erin replies to Leah
      October 21, 2018 @ 2:10 pm

      Hi! Sorry for just now seeing your comment. And best ever?! Yay! I’m thrilled to hear that. And that you were inspired enough to leave a review. :) Thanks a bunch for your comment!

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  • Catherine says
    October 14, 2018 @ 12:50 am

    This is the only chocolate chip cookie recipe I use now! My husband is even in love with them! Seriously- the best cookie I have ever had!!! Thanks so much for the recipe! It will be used in my family for years and years to come! ❤️

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    • Erin replies to Catherine
      October 14, 2018 @ 8:27 pm

      You’re welcome! I’m very happy to hear that you’ll be making them for years to come. :) And how awesome that even your husband loved them! Yay. :D Thanks for your comment!

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  • Soz says
    October 9, 2018 @ 5:49 am

    3/4 cup coconut sugar is around 116g, not 150g like the recipe says. So which measurement should I follow??

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    • Erin replies to Soz
      October 9, 2018 @ 9:37 am

      3/4 cup tightly packed coconut sugar is around 150 grams. I use cups + grams when measuring and that’s what I get (it’s also what the back of the bag says – 192 grams for 1 cup).

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  • Adrienne G.
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    October 3, 2018 @ 6:56 pm

    These were incredible – my husband, daughter and I were in awe at just how yummy they were! I saw a reference to doubling the batch – any special instructions when doing that? Whether baking time, etc? Thanks again for a wonderful recipe and all of the responses to the comments. I’d rate it 10 hearts!!!

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    • Erin replies to Adrienne G.
      October 4, 2018 @ 9:07 pm

      Thanks for the 10 hearts! :D There aren’t any special instructions for doubling the recipe. You’ll have to do two batches (or more depending on your cookie sheet size) but the baking time would stay the same.

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  • Madeleine says
    September 10, 2018 @ 4:57 am

    These were amazing! I used wholemeal Spelt flour instead of almond (as I didn’t have) did 4 T coconut oil and 2 T olivani (DF) and I totally forgot the almond butter as I was rushing with a toddler assisting. I literally just beat it all together and threw in the choc chips and they turned out amazing!!

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    • Erin replies to Madeleine
      September 11, 2018 @ 8:01 pm

      Oh, interesting! In all these reviews, I think you’re the first to use spelt. I’m glad to hear that it worked well! And that’s awesome that you came out well with almond butter. Thanks a bunch for your feedback! :)

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  • Terry Gomes says
    September 6, 2018 @ 2:42 pm

    How much fat and carbs are in these?

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    • Erin replies to Terry Gomes
      September 7, 2018 @ 9:09 pm

      I don’t have that info but you could use this recipe analyzer for the nutritional profile.

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  • Kristi says
    September 4, 2018 @ 2:48 am

    I made these & they came out suuuuuper soft, very bread like. I am in love with them.
    I put them in the freezer to firm up more & added low carb vanilla ice cream & made cookie ice cream sandwiches with them.
    I’m in LOVE with the recipe.
    I used SF chocolate chips & crunchy almond butter, but again they were delicious.
    Thank you!

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    • Erin replies to Kristi
      September 6, 2018 @ 9:20 pm

      You’re welcome! I love the idea of eating these with ice cream. Sounds delicious! What brand of chips did you use? Thanks so much for your comment!

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  • Michelle says
    August 30, 2018 @ 3:37 pm

    If using butter, how much do i use for this recipe?

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    • Erin replies to Michelle
      August 30, 2018 @ 4:25 pm

      The amount listed in the recipe is correct. So 6 tbsp. :)

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  • Erin Stockwell says
    August 26, 2018 @ 12:47 am

    I have made paleo chocolate chip cookies in the past and they did NOT turn out very well. When I made them following your recipe, I made them with peanut butter because it is the only nut butter I have in my pantry right now. They turned out perfectly and taste a-maz-ing!!!!!

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    • Erin replies to Erin Stockwell
      August 29, 2018 @ 9:53 am

      Hello, again! :D So happy that they worked well with peanut butter for you! Thanks again for your comment. :)

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  • Erin Stockwell
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    August 26, 2018 @ 12:15 am

    I just made your cookies using almond flour. Chocolate chip cookies are my all time favorite, but at my age i can’t always eat a lot of sugar. When I found your recipe i became so happy.

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    • Erin replies to Erin Stockwell
      August 29, 2018 @ 9:50 am

      Well I’m happy that you became so happy. :D Did you use all almond flour or also the coconut flour that’s called for? Thanks for your comment!

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      • Erin Stockwell replies to Erin
        September 19, 2018 @ 2:22 pm

        Yes I did use Coconut flour along with the almond flour and they turned out perfect. They looked and also tasted like the real thing. I can not express enough how happy that makes me.

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        • Erin replies to Erin Stockwell
          September 24, 2018 @ 9:40 pm

          I know that feeling well so I totally understand. :) And thanks for coming back to let me know!

  • Wendi
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    August 24, 2018 @ 10:41 pm

    Just made these with date sugar and they are wonderful

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    • Erin replies to Wendi
      August 29, 2018 @ 9:48 am

      Sounds great! I’ll have to try that. Thanks for the tip!

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  • sugrfree
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    August 17, 2018 @ 6:19 am

    Just made these with a few substitutions and they were great! Everybody in my house liked them, even those that don’t always like sweets or cookies.
    I used xylitol instead of coconut sugar and chocolate chunks instead of chips. I used a tablespoon to portion out each cookie & 11 mins was the perfect baking time for them. They didn’t spread that much, so I got away with putting them and inch or two apart instead of four inches apart.
    Thank you so much for the great recipe! 😃

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    • Erin replies to sugrfree
      August 17, 2018 @ 11:09 am

      You’re welcome! It’s great that your sugar-free version came out well. :) What brand of xylitol did you use? Thank so much for sharing your version with us!

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      • sugrfree replies to Erin
        November 3, 2018 @ 10:46 pm

        I used the Xyla brand, it’s made from hardwood trees. I think some brands are made from corn, which could be gmo, so I prefer the hardwood type. And no problem!

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        • Erin replies to sugrfree
          November 6, 2018 @ 8:07 pm

          Interesting! Thanks for the tip. :)

  • Denise McMahan says
    August 14, 2018 @ 2:40 am

    Hi. I have a sugar substitute that is a stevia/erythritol blend. Do you think I could substitute this in your recipe? If so, how much do you think I should use?
    Thank you!

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    • Erin replies to Denise McMahan
      August 16, 2018 @ 8:34 pm

      Hi! I just responded to your other comment. I’m guessing 6 tablespoons would work here but since I haven’t tried it, I really can’t say. I’ve tried a low-carb version of these cookies and they fell apart and weren’t chewy so I’m not super hopeful. :(

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  • Jamie
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    August 11, 2018 @ 6:43 pm

    These cookies are the best I have ever made! I’d take these over the nestle recipe I grew up on any day! It has been over 3 years since I’ve had gluten, but even my family members who eat the standard American diet thought these were amazing. Seriously, do make them already! Oh and tip, I always double the batch because one batch is never enough!!

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    • Erin replies to Jamie
      August 13, 2018 @ 3:12 pm

      Doubling the batch is definitely a good idea. ;) I’m so happy that they were enjoyed by everyone! It’s always great to hear that people who can eat gluten liked the cookies, too. Thanks for your comment. :)

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  • Maria
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    August 6, 2018 @ 10:32 pm

    Omg! These are absolutely delicious. These are better than Starbucks cookies. I don’t feel guilty eating these. My kids totally enjoys them. We will be making these cookies more often. Your the best. Thank you for the recipe.

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    • Erin replies to Maria
      August 9, 2018 @ 9:10 pm

      Better than Starbuck’s?! Wow. I’ve never had them but I’ll take it as a big compliment. Thank you! :D I’m so happy you and your kids enjoyed them! Thanks a bunch for your comment.

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  • Donna says
    August 2, 2018 @ 4:33 pm

    In the recipe video you add dry milk, but in your recipe it doesn’t state it in there. Which is correct? I’m assuming no dry milk as that’s not Paleo friendly.

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    • Erin replies to Donna
      August 2, 2018 @ 9:00 pm

      It says “dry mix,” not dry milk. :)

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  • Celina says
    August 1, 2018 @ 12:25 am

    Hi, would you happen to have the calorie count for this recipe? Thank you.

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    • Erin replies to Celina
      August 1, 2018 @ 3:15 pm

      Hi! I don’t have that info but could use this recipe analyzer if you’d like for the nutritional profile. :)

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  • T Davis
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    July 31, 2018 @ 10:38 am

    These are my new GO TO for chocolate chip cookies! I love that I can feed my family a delicious snack that has healthier ingredients. Thank you, Erin!!

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    • Erin replies to T Davis
      August 1, 2018 @ 3:12 pm

      Oh, hi! Nice to see you over on this recipe. :) And so great that they’re your new go-to recipe! Thanks again for your comments. :)

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  • Gabriela Sullivan says
    July 29, 2018 @ 5:38 am

    Can you sub almond flour for all coconut flour? Also, can a milled flax egg be used instead of a chia seed egg for vegan substitute?

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    • Erin replies to Gabriela Sullivan
      July 29, 2018 @ 11:04 am

      You can with certain changes. I link to the coconut flour version in the second paragraph and I’m assuming flax eggs would work but I haven’t tried it (I talk about that in the coconut flour cookies post).

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    • Lien
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      August 16, 2018 @ 11:15 am

      I subbed the coconut flour with cricket flour (yes, ground up crickets) and got good results. I made it with coconut oil and eggs and portioned them out and then froze them before baking. I baked the first batch at 325 in a convection oven and it spread quite a bit so I baked the next batch at 350 (convection oven) and it still spread but much less.

      The cricket flour as a slightly nutty taste so it pared well with the almond flour. It also absorbs a lot of liquids like coconut flour so it seemed be a good sub (by weight). Next time, though, I might try decreasing the coconut oil or increasing the coconut flour to get a bit more chewiness in texture.

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      • Erin replies to Lien
        August 16, 2018 @ 10:42 pm

        Thanks so much for the tip! That’s great to know. I’ve never baked with cricket flour so that’s something I’ll have to look into. Thanks again for sharing your coconut flour-free version with us! I’m happy it worked out well. :)

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  • Mary says
    July 28, 2018 @ 6:09 am

    Omg! Soo good. This is going to be my go to cookie recipe from now on. They are awesome ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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    • Erin replies to Mary
      July 29, 2018 @ 11:01 am

      Yay! I’m glad to hear that. Thanks a bunch for your comment! :)

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  • Ellen Travis says
    July 25, 2018 @ 8:08 pm

    Can I use maple syrup or honey in the recipe?

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    • Erin replies to Ellen Travis
      July 26, 2018 @ 8:32 pm

      Unfortunately not. It makes them very cakey and fall apart.

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      • Becca
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        August 3, 2018 @ 4:01 am

        I used agave! I just added maybe an extra tablespoon of coconut flour (since it’s so absorbant) to take it the extra liquid! I also chilled it for a bit in the fridge before rolling out to make sure the dough would hold, like you said. They came out perfect! Your recipe is amazing!!

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        • Erin replies to Becca
          August 5, 2018 @ 4:07 pm

          That’s great to know! So they were still really chewy? Not at all cakey? Thanks for letting me know how they turned out!

  • Danielle
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    July 24, 2018 @ 11:23 pm

    These cookies are DELICIOUS! I made them for a group of friends, some of whom are pretty picky, and the plate was cleaned! I made them a second time for a new mom, and she kept going on about how they were amazing, and couldn’t believe they were “healthy”!! Thanks for posting – It’s been added to my recipe book! :)

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    • Erin replies to Danielle
      July 25, 2018 @ 2:11 pm

      So nice of you to make them for a new mom! I’m happy that your other friends (especially the picky ones!) liked them, too. :) Thanks a bunch for your comment!

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  • Tracy says
    July 24, 2018 @ 8:43 pm

    These are AWESOME! Magical for someone who loves dessert but has started a Paleo lifestyle! Is there any way to gauge nutritional value on these, specially calories?

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    • Erin replies to Tracy
      July 25, 2018 @ 1:41 pm

      Woohoo! So happy that you found them to be magical. :D I don’t have that info but could use this recipe analyzer for the nutritional profile. Thanks for your comment!

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  • Melissa Margason says
    July 22, 2018 @ 4:04 pm

    Have you tried making these ahead and freezing the raw dough in balls? I usually make a massive batch of cookies and then freeze them and bake as needed. I generally thaw them overnight on the tray and then bake from the fridge.

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    • Erin replies to Melissa Margason
      July 22, 2018 @ 9:23 pm

      Yes, that’ll definitely work! Hope you’ll enjoy them. :)

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      • Vicky Willenberg replies to Erin
        September 12, 2018 @ 4:06 am

        Can you freeze the dough without making the cookies into balls first? I was planning to make 3 batches to put into my freezer tonight but wasn’t planning on making the dough balls until I wanted to use them. Will this be a problem?

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        • Erin replies to Vicky Willenberg
          September 12, 2018 @ 9:31 pm

          Sorry for just now seeing this! That’s not a problem at all. You can freeze the dough in a disc / log / whatever, in balls, or already baked. I hope you’ll enjoy them!

  • Alayna says
    July 15, 2018 @ 10:24 pm

    Can you sub anything for the coconut flour? My kiddos can’t do coconut. I’m also thinking of trying maple sugar instead of the coconut sugar.

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    • Erin replies to Alayna
      July 16, 2018 @ 6:38 pm

      Coconut flour isn’t interchangeable with any other flour as it absorbs so much more liquid. I think a few commenters have used oat flour but since I haven’t tried it, I’m not sure if the cookies come out like how they’re intended. Sorry about that. Maple sugar would work! Sounds delicious. :)

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    • Lien
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      August 16, 2018 @ 11:19 am

      I subbed the coconut flour with cricket flour (yes, ground up crickets) and got good results. I made it with coconut oil and eggs and portioned them out and then froze them before baking. I baked the first batch at 325 in a convection oven and it spread quite a bit so I baked the next batch at 350 (convection oven) and it still spread but much less.

      The cricket flour as a slightly nutty taste so it pared well with the almond flour. It also absorbs a lot of liquids like coconut flour so it seemed be a good sub (by weight). Next time, though, I might try decreasing the coconut oil or increasing the coconut flour to get a bit more chewiness in texture.

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  • Sarah says
    July 14, 2018 @ 8:18 am

    First time making these I used brown sugar and it was good! Second time I used coconut sugar and they were even better!! Thank you for this, just started paleo and we’ve been struggling with cravings for desserts and this did the job!

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    • Erin replies to Sarah
      July 14, 2018 @ 9:00 pm

      Yay! I’m happy to hear that! I also like the slightly caramely taste that coconut sugar adds to goodies. Thanks for your comment! Good luck with paleo (I have lots more paleo desserts you might like :))

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  • Lauren
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    July 12, 2018 @ 9:59 pm

    Hi Erin!

    I just made these for my hubby, and he loved them! I even lowered the sugar to 1/2 cup, and he was still raving about them. We just discovered he’s a bit gluten intolerant, so I’ll be keeping this recipe on hand for him. Thanks girl!

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    • Erin replies to Lauren
      July 15, 2018 @ 10:09 am

      Hi Lauren! Nice to hear from you. :D That’s great that they came out well with only 1/2 cup. I’ll have to try that, too! Thanks for your comment. :)

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