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Paleo & Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Paleo & Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies are so delicious! They use simple ingredients like almond flour and flax eggs, and they’re super easy to make. No one will believe they’re actually Paleo and vegan!

Paleo & Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Guys. These Paleo & Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies are so good! I’ll be honest, I didn’t think I’d find a recipe that would even come close to classic chocolate chip cookies, but I did. My Paleo and vegan version exceeded all of my expectations! Here’s the thing: unless we’re talking about Gingerbread Lace Cookies (crispy) or Peppermint Whoopie Pies (cakey), I like my cookies to be chewy and gooey. Hard, crumbly, dry chocolate chip cookies, in my opinion, don’t deserve to exist. They definitely don’t deserve to be in my mouth.

The ooey-gooey criteria is particularly important for chocolate chip cookies. As everyone knows, chocolate chip cookies are best right out of the oven, preferably with a glass of (almond) milk. At this point, the chocolate chips are still melty and the centers are super soft. That gooey-ness in the middle typically normally from butter and brown sugar . . . but we used coconut oil and coconut sugar instead.

Paleo & Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

You can probably tell I’m a cookie snob already. I’m also a chocolate chip snob: Anything but dark chocolate chips, in my opinion, is a waste of space (and calories). If I’m gonna eat chocolate, it’s gonna be dark chocolate! So, please use dark chocolate chips in this recipe — they do actually taste better.

Now, I bet you’re looking at these pictures, thinking The texture doesn’t actually look that great. It looks really chunky. I bet she used almond meal. Gross! Well, my friend, you are right on two counts. The texture doesn’t look that great, and I did use almond meal. However, I can tell you without a doubt that the texture is actually spot-on! The cookies are so gooey, they stay together easily. And you can’t even feel/taste the large “grain” of the almond meal once it’s in your cookie-loving MOUTH!

But . . . If you’re still skeptical about almond meal in cookies (I was too, at first), just use almond flour! I actually think your cookies will turn out even better than these . . . I’m just kind of thrifty, and almond flour is $9/pound (as I’m sure I’ve mentioned on here before). I love that these cookies work with almond meal, though!

See those cracks on top? That’s exactly how cookies should be.

Yummmmm!

If you make this recipe, share a photo on Instagram or Facebook and tag me @mysweetpotatolife! It would really make my day!

Ciao for now!

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Paleo & Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies
Cuisine American
Servings
Ingredients
Cuisine American
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Mix the ground flax and water together in a separate bowl to form a "flax egg."
  3. Cream the coconut oil and coconut sugar together. Add the molasses and combine thoroughly.
  4. Add the flax egg, salt, and vanilla to the bowl and mix. Beat in the almond flour, coconut flour, and baking soda.
  5. Fold in the chocolate chips and form the dough into 8-12 balls. Bake the balls on a lined cookie sheet in the preheated oven for 8-10 minutes.
  6. Allow the cookies to cool for at least 5 minutes. They are extremely soft at first; they will firm up as they cool down. Enjoy with a glass of (almond) milk!

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