The best gooey paleo chocolate chip cookies



Oh you are going to love these morsels of ooey gooey comfort! They are so akin to my favourite childhood chocolate chip cookies that it sort of scares me. Because they’re not, these cookies are blow your mind grain free goodness, no weird hydrogenated oils or any of that nonsense. Simple to put together but very difficult waiting for them to cool. I shed a tear for my pops who’s doing a ketogenic/atkins diet and couldn’t indulge, his strength in resisting these babies is inspiring.

The original recipe is from Slim Palates  Josh Weissman, he adds a touch of flaked sea salt to each cookie to really amp it up. The original recipe calls for raw almond butter, he says it adds to the caramelized effect. All I had was roasted almond butter so I used that and it turned out just lovely. Its up to you- either way these cookies are a hit and will find a permanent home in my cookie collection.

chewy-dark-chocolate-chunk-cookies-with-sea-salt/The best gooey paleo chocolate chip cookies ,that plate disappeared mighty fast…J is a cookie monster.

The best gooey paleo chocolate chip cookies
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Serves: 12
  • 1 cup creamy raw or roasted almond butter
  • ¾ cup coconut sugar or dehydrated cane sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 4 ounces dark chocolate coarsely chopped (I recommend 70-85% the actual cookie is fairly sweet so a darker chocolate contrasts best) or chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment.
  2. Combine coconut or cane sugar with the almond butter until smooth, add baking soda,vanilla and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl combine the egg and egg yolk, add to the almond butter mixture and combine until well incorporated.
  4. Mix in the chocolate chunks.
  5. Drop about 1-11/2 Tbs of the dough onto baking sheets, make sure to leave adequate space between cookies as they spread out quite a bit. 6 cookies per sheet works well, or you can do it in batches.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes and allow to cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.


The past 2 weeks have been a veritable whirlwind whipping by. Seriously hard to believe it is September and the leaves are commencing their shift into auburn shades. I missed you all, the writing, the sharing, all that good stuff. Along with our transition into a new community, we’ve elevated our internet prowess to the high speed variety. Now I can actually have more than one window open at a time, hip pity hip hooray!  Integration is slow and steady, smiling faces welcome us and the mountains here give you even more of a feeling of sitting in the palms of mother nature herself. Living in a small town seems to be more impact prone than a rustic woodland cabin but I am already seeing the opposite is the case. No more driving 20 minutes for a dollop of cream, now we can just go for a stroll. With a manageable amount of garden to tend, and a plethora of local producers around, I feel we’ve found a lifestyle that we can sustain. The blessings showered by my parents to help us make a little home were monumental and so appreciated. Thanks to my crafty dad we now have a hefty island to roll around to places with the best light for photographing all the gorgeous food we procure. I promise next summer we’ll have our sh!t together and you can actually have fun and go for some hikes and adventures!


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