Double Chocolate Cookies (Chocolate Almond Meal Cookies)

These simple coconut flour chocolate chip cookies are soft, cake-like and packed with chocolate!  They’re grain free, nut free, dairy free, easy to make and irresistible!   Gluten-free, Paleo friendly and kid approved.

These simple coconut flour chocolate chip cookies are soft, cake-like and packed with chocolate!  They're grain free, nut free, dairy free, easy to make and irresistible!   Gluten-free, Paleo friendly and kid approved.

Coconut flour drives me crazy sometimes, to put it lightly.  In reality, coconut flour makes me completely insane whenever I’m experimenting with a new recipe that relies entirely on it.

Those of you who’ve been around the block a few times with coconut flour know exactly what I’m talking about.  An extra Tbsp will turn your baked good crumbly and chalky, too little and it’s like you didn’t add flour at all.

Since you know the answer is there somewhere, you persist!  For these cookies, I made 4 batches of “experiments” before deciding on a recipe I liked, and then 2 more test batches after that to make sure I had it right.

These simple coconut flour chocolate chip cookies are soft, cake-like and packed with chocolate!  They're grain free, nut free, dairy free, easy to make and irresistible!   Gluten-free, Paleo friendly and kid approved.

So, why even bother with an all coconut flour, um, anything, if it’s THAT annoying?!   Well, because when done right, coconut flour is pretty darn amazing.  It’s the key to grain free, nut free baking in my opinion.

Although some people have an allergy to coconut, most people with tree nut allergies CAN have coconut, (since it’s not actually a tree nut) and that makes it a great option for those who can’t have almond flour.

It’s also high in fiber, low in carbs, and downright CHEAP compared to almond flour.  Plus, you use such a small amount in each recipe (just 1/3 cup in this batch of cookies!) that the cost is cut even further.

These simple coconut flour chocolate chip cookies are soft, cake-like and packed with chocolate!  They're grain free, nut free, dairy free, easy to make and irresistible!   Gluten-free, Paleo friendly and kid approved.

Now, those of you who read here often know I usually approach a recipe with a few “goals” in mind.  I had only two in mind for this recipe:

1.) Use coconut flour ONLY – no tapioca, almond, arrowroot or anything else.

2.) Keep it nut free – meaning no nut butters.  Yes, nut butters do wonders for paleo chocolate chip cookies (I have a coconut flour/nut butter cookie recipe here), but for those who have to remain nut free, this defeats the purpose.  Boo.

So, as I experimented I started to get the gist of what type of texture an all coconut flour/coconut oil cookie would produce.

These simple coconut flour chocolate chip cookies are soft, cake-like and packed with chocolate!  They're grain free, nut free, dairy free, easy to make and irresistible!   Gluten-free, Paleo friendly and kid approved.

These are not crispy cookies, so if you’re looking for something with a crunch, these are not that. These coconut flour chocolate chip cookies are super soft at room temperature, with a cake-like texture.

However, after chilling in the fridge for awhile, they develop a deliciously chewy texture that I have to say I enjoy more than the soft/cakey texture they have at room temp (thank you coconut oil!)

I almost want to describe the refrigerated texture like those old Entenmann’s soft cookies. Almost, at least, that’s what comes to mind!  Don’t quote me on that one, though, those cookies are a lot to live up to.

Lastly, even though these are coconut flour cookies, you might want to cut down on the coconut flavor by using organic refined coconut oil, which is totally flavorless.  Especially if you’ll be serving these to people who aren’t the biggest coconut fans!  With refined oil, these cookies don’t have any coconut flavor at all, in my opinion!

Okay, I think all is covered and we’re ready to bake – let’s go!

Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies {Paleo, Nut Free}

These simple coconut flour chocolate chip cookies are soft, cake-like and packed with chocolate!  They're grain free, nut free, dairy free, easy to make and irresistible!   Gluten-free, Paleo friendly and kid approved.

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Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies {Paleo, Nut Free}

These simple coconut flour chocolate chip cookies are soft, cake-like and packed with chocolate!  They're grain free, nut free, dairy free, easy to make and irresistible!   Gluten-free, Paleo friendly and kid approved.

Course Baking/Dessert Cuisine dairy-free, Gluten-free, Nut Free, Paleo Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 12 minutes Total Time 22 minutes Servings 12 Calories 159 kcal Author Michele

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, using a whisk or electric hand mixer, beat the eggs first, then add the coconut sugar, honey, vanilla and coconut oil until and beat until smooth.  

  3. Add in the coconut flour, baking soda and salt, stirring with a spoon or rubber spatula to form the cookie dough.  Since coconut flour absorbs a lot of moisture, wait about a minute after mixing for it to fully absorb the wet ingredients.  Once absorbed the dough should be scoop-able. 

  4. Fold in the chocolate chips, then scoop the dough onto the parchment lined baking sheet with a medium cookie scoop, forming 12 cookies.  They'll spread a bit while baking so make sure to leave about 2" between cookies.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 12 minutes or until set snd golden brown.  Cookies will be too soft to handle right away, let them cool for at least 5 minutes on the baking sheet before transferring with a spatula to wire racks to cool completely.  Cookies will be very soft at room temp and chewy after chilling.  Store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, they freeze well too!  Enjoy!  

Recipe Notes

* To make your own paleo friendly (maple sweetened) homemade chocolate chunks, use this recipe.

**An exact measurement for the coconut flour is necessary since a little goes a long way!

Nutrition Facts Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies {Paleo, Nut Free} Amount Per Serving

Calories 159

Calories from Fat 81

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 9g

14%

Saturated Fat 7g

35%

Cholesterol 28mg

9%

Sodium 108mg

5%

Potassium 10mg

0%

Total Carbohydrates 16g

5%

Dietary Fiber 1g

4%

Sugars 13g

Protein 1g

2%

Vitamin A 1.3% Calcium 1.7% Iron 2% * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

What I Used to Make My Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies:

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These simple coconut flour chocolate chip cookies are soft, cake-like and packed with chocolate!  They're grain free, nut free, dairy free, easy to make and irresistible!   Gluten-free, Paleo friendly and kid approved.

Want More Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes?  Try one of these!

Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies {Paleo, Vegan}

Ultimate Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

Paleo Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Double Chocolate Tahini Cookies

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies {Almond Flour}

Paleo Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookies

Coconut Oil Chocolate Chip Blondies {Paleo, Vegan}

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