Your mind will be blown away with how much these Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Paleo Cookies taste like the real deal. The most amazing classic chocolate chip cookie texture of crispy outside and gooey inside.
Listen, I am not going to beat around the bush here with these cookies.
They are more than amazing. They are more than perfect. They are what all other chocolate chip paleo cookies wish they could be like.
These cookies are:
- loaded with chocolate chips
- crispy ( I mean legit chocolate chip cookie crispy) on the outside
- unbelievably gooey on the inside
If Panera had a paleo cookie, this would be it. When I set out to make this recipe I had no intention of creating THE best paleo cookie I have ever eaten.
Honestly I didn't even know they were going to turn out EXACTLY like a real chocolate chip cookie. And still don't know how, but if I had to guess it's the type of fat I used.
Here are a few more bonuses that make these the best paleo chocolate chip cookies:
- They don't get softer the more they sit out like ALL other paleo cookies. They stay exactly the same as the day you made them.
- They don't have any nut or seed butters to achieve the gooey texture.
- No chill time and just 9 ingredients!
Ingredient Notes and Substitutions
You will only need 9 ingredients to make these chocolate chip cookies made with almond flour. I HIGHLY suggest you do not sub out a single ingredient in this recipe. Here's why, I have made a ton of paleo cookies in my day and have NEVER had some this good.
I fear if a single ingredient is changed the crispy outside and gooey inside will not be the same. Most paleo cookies I have made are good but not EXACTLY like the real deal. These are.
- Almond Flour- When picking almond flour make sure you use a finely ground almond flour and avoid almond meal. On that note I know some packages say "almond flour/meal" and if it is finely ground it should work fine!
- Tapioca Flour- This is easy to find in the baking aisle of your grocery store. Tapioca flour should be used and not switched for another paleo friendly flour.
- Coconut Sugar- Again when it comes to baking, it is a science and the combo of fat and types of sugar effect how your cookie turns out. I love the coconut sugar in this recipe and have not tested it with any other sugar.
- Organic Palm Shortening- I suspect this is the secret ingredient to these cookies because it's actually the first time I have ever used it in paleo baking. Look for organic and the palm shortening I used was a mix of Organic Palm Fruit Oil, Organic Unrefined Red Palm Oil, Organic Unrefined Virgin Coconut Oi. I like Nutiva brand.
- No Mixer: You do not need to use a mixer for these cookies, which is a huge bonus if you ask me. Just two bowls will work and not a huge mess to clean after.
- Parchment Paper: I always recommend the use of parchment paper when baking with paleo flours.
- No Chilling: Chilling is not necessary but also doesn't hurt the process. I tested it both ways and the cookies came out the same. If it is especially warm in your house or you can't bake them right away when making these cookies you could chill so the dough is slightly firm. About 30 minutes should do the trick.
Step by Step Pictures
In case you have any questions about how a step should be looking just refer back to these pictures to get you back on track.
You are right in thinking that most almond flour cookie recipes get softer the longer they sit. But these cookies do not! You can store these at room temperature in an container with the lid left slightly cracked.
These cookies are 100% paleo which makes them also gluten free.
This recipe calls for coconut sugar which makes them paleo friendly and refined sugar free.
Palm shortening is made palm trees and is very healthy. It contains no trans fats and high in Vitamin E when you use a palm shortening from the fruit of the palm. The brand I used also contains coconut oil. I recommend buying organic.
More almond flour cookie recipes
Here are a few more of my favorite cookie recipes made with almond flour, unrefined sugars and some paleo friendly!Print