Double Chocolate Cookies {Paleo & Gluten Free}

These double chocolate Paleo cookies are soft, chewy, chocolate-y, and perfectly sweet. I know you will love them as much as we do 🙂

double chocolate chip cookies

I’ve been on some kind of crazy chocolate kick lately and I really, really wanted some double chocolate chip cookies. 

I’ve seen several recipes lately for brownie cookies so that gave me the idea to just use my paleo brownie recipe as a base… and as a base I mean they are almost the exact same recipe! I just added an additional 1/2 C almond flour so they would have more of a cookie texture and I think they are the best cookies I’ve ever made and possibly… ever eaten!

They are soft, chewy, chocolate-y, and perfectly sweet. I know you will love them as much as we did 🙂

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  • ½ C Whole Pitted Dates (I used 7 Medjool Dates), soaked in hot water if hard
  • 1½ C Blanched Almond Flour
  • ¼ C Cocao Powder
  • ½ Tsp. Baking Soda
  • ¼ Tsp. Sea Salt
  • ½ C Creamy Almond Butter
  • 3 Tbsp. Honey
  • 1 Tbsp. Coconut Oil, melted (or preferred oil)
  • 2 Tsp. Vanilla
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • ½ C Dairy Free Chocolate Chips (I use Enjoy Life Mini Chocolate Chips)
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  3. Add the almond flour, soda, salt, and cocoa powder to the bowl of a food processor. Whirl several times until well combined.
  4. Add the dates, almond butter, honey, coconut oil. vanilla, and eggs. Process until well combined, scraping down the bowl as necessary.
  5. Pulse in the chocolate chips.
  6. With well greased or wet hands, roll batter into 12 tablespoon-sized balls and place on parchment paper. Slightly flatten with the palm of your hand. This part is messy. If you need, you can place batter in fridge 30 minutes to make it easier to work with.
  7. Bake 10 - 12 minutes.

this post is part of Gluten Free Fridays, Fat TuesdaySlightly Indulgent Tuesdays, Gluten Free Wednesdays, Whole Food Wednesdays, Whole Food Fridays, and Allergy Free Wednesdays

Posted February 22, 2013 by Cassidy in Desserts, Paleo / 8 Comments


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8 responses to “Double Chocolate Cookies {Paleo & Gluten Free}

  1. Everytime I see dates in a recipe, I think to myself why haven’t I tried that yet! LOL I need too! These look so yummy! We have some awesome recipes this week!! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! 🙂

    Thanks for linking back to the Gluten Free Fridays post!

    Cindy from

  2. I love your ingredients! Dates are just awesome in baked goods. These cookies would not last a day in my house. My husband would gobble these up like crazy. I’m pinning these bad boys for sure! 😉

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  4. I love how dates make baked goods so fudgey, prunes too! I would love to try a version modifying it a bit to reduce or eliminate the almond flour. I don;t do well with tons of it, and my son can’t have nuts, so maybe some coconut flour, maybe some quinoa, tapicoa, and coconut butter in place of the almond butter! Maybe first a mini batch or your orig recipe and then go from there….I will report back when I get to it!

    • Cassidy

      Thanks Tessa!

      I hope your nut-free version turns out well! I really need to make more nut free recipes but I’ve just gotten so used to cooking with almond flour it’s hard to get out of my comfort zone. Can you have sunbutter? I’ve never used it but I’ve heard it’s a good replacement for nut butter 🙂

      …I have no idea why all these posts went out through e-mail yesterday?? It’s a mystery!


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