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!
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.
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.
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!