Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

When you go paleo, one of the first things you’re likely to freak out about is the lack of desserts you’re able to eat. Don’t fear—these paleo chocolate chip cookies are easy to make and incredible to eat. If you need more paleo dessert ideas, we gotchu.

What makes these cookies paleo?

There’s no wheat or gluten or artificial sweeteners. We swapped out all-purpose flour, found in traditional chocolate chip cookies, for almond flour and granulated sugar for honey to make these cookies paleo friendly.

Why do these have almond butter?

Almond butter is a nice source of nutrients and healthy fats on the paleo diet. We like baking with it because we can reduce the amount of butter while keeping the texture soft.

Is honey paleo?

Yup! Since honey is derived from a natural source, it’s an approved paleo sweetener. If you prefer the flavor of maple syrup, you can swap that in.

Do I need to use the flaky sea salt?

Nope! We love sprinkling our chocolate chip cookies with sea salt because salty-sweet cookies are totally our thing, but you can definitely skip this step.





2 c. almond flour

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/4 tsp. kosher salt

1/4 c. butter, room temperature

1/4 c. almond butter

3 tbsp. honey

1 large egg

1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

1 c. semisweet chocolate chips

Flaky sea salt 


  1. Preheat oven to 350º and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, whisk together almond flour, baking soda, and salt. Add butter, almond butter, honey, egg, and vanilla and, using a hand mixer, beat until combined.
  2. Fold in chocolate chips until combined, then add tablespoonfuls of batter to prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle cookies with flaky sea salt.
  3. Bake until edges are golden, 13 to 15 minutes.