Paleo Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies

25 Feb

February 25th, 2013

The Paleo diet is quite popular and I’ve been hearing more and more about it lately. It basically entails eating whole, unprocessed foods.  Which means no grains, flour, sugar, legumes, and the list goes on. You might think, how is it possible to cut out baked goods? With a little modification and experimentation, you can still eat your “sweets”. These Paleo dark chocolate chunk cookies uses almond meal instead of flour, and honey instead of sugar. They do the job of satisfying a sweet craving, while staying within the Paleo diet. As an added bonus, they  are very easy to make and quite delicious as well!


3C almond meal

1 tsp baking soda

3/4 tsp salt

1/2 C honey

2 eggs

1 egg yolk

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 C almond butter

12 oz dark chocolate chunks or chips

*Note: I made half of this recipe and yielded 26 2-inch round cookies.


  1. Combine almond meal, baking soda, and salt in a bowl of a mixer with paddle attachment.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine eggs, yolks, honey and vanilla together. Mix to combine.
  3. Add wet mixture to the flour mixture. Mix to combine. Scrape down sides.
  4. Add almond butter to the mixture.
  5. Add chocolate chunks/chips
  6. Scoop cookies onto parchment-lined baking sheet.
  7. Bake at 350F for 13 minutes, rotating half way.

Paleo Cookies


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