Soft & Chewy Double Chocolate Cookies

I love these cookies. No seriously. I absolutely love them. I got them out of my house right away. I get that question a lot if I eat all the desserts I make. The answer is, kind of. If I have nut free desserts, I freeze a lot of them for the future and give some of them away. If the dessert is made with nuts, I try them then I try to give most away because I’ll keep wanting to eat them and my stomach doesn’t do well with nuts. Don’t make a dirty joke out of that. That’s gross.

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Enough about the book. Let’s talk about more important things. Like Jackson. Jackson had his first play date with another Frenchie this past weekend. A girl frenchie. A girl frenchie only two weeks older than him. He pretty much fell in love right as they sniffed each other’s butts. I mean, met eyes. They played for 2 hours straight and this girl, even though probably weighing 6 pounds less than him, completely put him in his place. She would chase him, she would knock him down, and she would kiss him non stop. All he wanted to do was hump. TOTAL married couple right there. They seriously loved each other so much that it was hard to separate them. I could tell all day that Jackson was depressed after leaving her. Hopefully they get to play soon. And hopefully Jackson stops humping her face. That’s unlikely, she’s really cute.


Did you ever notice that dogs look just as ugly as humans when they yawn? I’m serious. It’s just a random fact I have for today.

OMG. I could not be more excited with this fact. Did you know that Avatar is making a second movie?? YESSSSSSSSSS. Avatar is probably my favorite movie of all time. Don’t judge me. I totally like sci-fi hot alient dudes. And ladies. I’m just into them, ok? Well, I found that a second movie is in the making. I think it’s more in the talking, they haven’t actually started filming, but I’m still over the moon with excitement. Probably as excited as I am about my book. How sad is that? I just really wanted to be one of the Avatar people after that movie. Earth was so lame.

But these cookies aren’t!!!


Soft & Chewy Double Chocolate Cookies

  • Yield: 13-15 1x


  • 1 cup thick almond butter (I used Barney Butter Smooth Almond Butter because it’s similar to thick nut butters. If you use too oily, the cookies won’t come together. You were warned.)
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/41/2 cup Enjoy Life Mini Chocolate Chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together almond butter and coconut sugar using a large spoon. Then add egg and mix again until well combined.
  3. Add 1/4 cup of cocoa powder at a time. At this point, I used my hands to incorporate the cocoa powder into the dough. Add all the cocoa powder and completely combine.
  4. Then add baking soda, vanilla, salt and chocolate chips and combined until everything is well mixed. This was all hands for me. It’s a dirty job, but someone has to do it. (This should be a very thick dough at this point. If it’s not, you need a thicker almond butter like I said before).
  5. Use a cookie scoop to scoop out around 2 tablespoons of dough and make into a round ball. Place on silpat or parchment paper lined baking sheet. This dough will create 13-15 cookies that size.
  6. Once you’ve placed all the balled dough onto the baking sheet, use a fork to press the cookies down just slightly. No need to really flatten them out, just get them to look more cookie shape instead of ball shape. If you press them down too much, they’ll come apart when they bake so be careful.
  7. Place baking sheet into the oven and bake for 10 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and let cool for 5-10 minutes until removing from baking sheet to place on cooling rack. If you try to remove these from the baking sheet early, they will come apart. So don’t be stupid here. Patience is a virtue.
  9. Eat up!

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273 thoughts on “Soft & Chewy Double Chocolate Cookies”

      1. These cookies look great! I just have to say your snapchat kills me! Hilarious, I think we are soul sisters! Keep up the good work!

  1. OMG… i am so in love with Jackson!!! He would be so cute with my little English Bulldog. She’s only 37 lbs.
    Can’t wait to get your new cookbook. I pre-ordered a couple of weeks ago.
    Thanks for all you do. You are the best!

  2. Oh my goodness. These might cure my cookie depression.
    Yesterday Cappello’s posted on IG that they were now at the Whole Foods by me. There were copious cookie emojis. I was ELATED, as I’ve been wanting to try their cookie dough forever but never pulled the trigger ordering it.
    So, I skipped out on work a bit early to run by WF before the gym. Well…. there was the Cappello’s pasta. But… no cookie dough. Asked three different employees. Nuttin. BUZZKILL.

    So… now I’ll have to go get me some cocounut sugar and cocoa powder from my true grocery store soulmate, Sprouts, and whip these babies up.

    LOVE your blog and the delicious recipes you bring us. Also… tha Jackson character is pretty sweet.

  3. Juli,

    Pleas tell me you’ve tried Barney’s vanilla bean and espresso flavor 😉 by the way, huge congrats. Can’t wait to share these books with everyone !!

        1. They have the Vanilla Espresso almond butter at Sprouts! Got it today. Cookies are in the oven. CAN. NOT. WAIT>

  4. Awwww shit! These look AH-MAZING and EASY (my 2 criteria for cooking) !!! Could you ditch the cocoa and use the nut butter, coconut sugar, baking soda, etc as a cookie base for different kinds of cookies? I bet you could!

  5. LOL Juli! Avatar was always meant to be a trilogy, but it’s taken awhile for James Cameron to be able to get to make the second two. So you get two more!

    They’re also adding an “Avatar-land” area to the Animal Kingdom at Disney, and I believe the current plan is for its opening date to coincide with the second film’s release. Construction on that has just begun!

    So… there’s lots to look forward to. Also these cookies! 😀

  6. These cookies look sooo freaking good. And it’s too funny to hear how you do the same thing with giving your baked goods away or freezing them!! It’s the only way I refrain from eating a whole banana bread loaf myself!

    Just preordered your new book! along with Jessica’s (How Sweet Eats) book! You two are honestly my favorite food bloggers. You ladies rock!

  7. Good tip on the oiliness of some nut butters — good to know that Barney’s works! Love their stuff. This also might be a great vehicle for homemade almond butter, as mine always turns out so much drier than store-bought.

  8. Cookies look divine!!
    And I’m totally with you on Avatar! I love Sam Worthington and I was totally siding with the Natives during the fight. Can’t wait!

  9. Another amazing and fast to whip up cookie recipe!! I don’t know how you do it but keep doing it! Any chance you could create something equally as quick to whip up that’s nut free? We use sunflower seed butter for the giant vanilla bean cookies! Love!

  10. Where do you buy coconut sugar or date sugar? I can’t find them in a grocery store! Would using honey work instead?

  11. These look incredible! The recipe sort of reminds me of peanut butter cookies.

    Btw, congrats on the book. Looking forward to making those pancakes!

      1. I did 2/3 almond butter to 1/3 PB (after running out of almond butter because I had made 2 batches in a week!) And they were awesome. I love chocolate and peanut butter together. These cookies are fabulous either way!

      2. Does anyone know about how many calories per cookie ?? they are delicious but i am trying to count calories and want to know how many are in each cookie

        1. Count up the total in the entire batch, then divide that number by the number of cookies you split it into.

  12. Hi Juli! I love your site and check it every day! Can you tell me if unsweetened cocoa powder is the same as using Cacao powder? I never know if I can sub the two!


  13. I want to make these tonight, do you think stevia/truvia would be ok in place of the coconut sugar?
    Thanks for the recipe and congrats on the book!

  14. Hi Juli,

    New to the site and I was wondering if you know of any Almond Butter Brands in Canada that are good to use for baking? Barney Butter isn’t available in Canada and not sure what a comparable brand would be. Thanks John!

    1. Haleigh Oberkirsch

      Hey John, I’m in SK and I can get Maranatha Almond Butter at Costco, it worked great for these cookies!

    2. I’m from Canada and I use Maranatha from Costco as well. You can also find a giant bag of coconut sugar there. Costco has (almost) everything!

      The cookies are in the oven right now…they smell soooo good and it was such an easy recipe to whip up.

  15. Brooke McClelland

    Holy Moly! These cookies are fantastic!!! They were easy to make, although mine look a lot bigger than yours., but that’s fine;) I’m only eating one b/c I just ate a double chocolate espresso muffin. Thanks for the great recipes!

  16. Amazing 🙂 Just made these with my daughter and they turned out great!!! So tasty 🙂

  17. Also I didn’t have any thick almond butter on hand, so I used a cup of almond flour (Honeyville) and an extra egg…

  18. Those cookies look amazing!! Where do you get your headbands? They are super cute! Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of the cookbook! Haven’t pre-ordered yet out of sheer laziness but totally planning on it!

  19. Amanda Leischner

    Hi Juli!

    So I desperately want to make these cookies, and I am looking everywhere for the Barney Butter, but I can’t find a proprietor that carries it. Any suggestions on another brand? Or did I read in earlier posts that peanut butter would work as well? (Though I would prefer the almond butter)
    Thanks! Love your stuff, I make at least two of your recipes a week! Can’t wait for the new cookbook either!!

  20. I saw in the bottom right corner that it gives me an option to get recipes in my inbox, but why would I want to do that when the best part of my day is typing, “p-a-l-e-o-m-g-.-c-o-m” into my search bar??? 🙂

  21. I have not made these w/ cocoa yet, but I absolutely love these cookies! Everyone wants the recipe when they try them. The beautiful thing is the recipe is so easy to remember.

  22. These are seriously the BEST cookies I’ve ever tasted. OMG! Super easy to make! Thanks for the recipe!

  23. I just made 1/16th of the recipe to make one cookie! So good! And so glad I majorly cut down the servings because I have no control when it comes to sweets!

  24. Best. Ever. I used Sun Butter instead of Almond Butter and added a little bit (like a scant tablespoon) of coconut flour because I was worried the butter was too oily. Came out awesome!!

  25. I made these tonight. They are amazing! Thank you! Will go into my rotation of go to Paleo cookies that can totally be served to “irregular” people. (Non Paleo friends)

  26. OMGGGG! I went to WholeFoods and got the freshly ground Almond Butter, You grind it yourself or it is prepackaged that day depending what location.

    These ‘Cookies’ are DA! I want to eat them all at once.

  27. Delish! Made them with about 3/4 cup sunbutter and 1/4 cup almond butter bcz that’s what I had on hand. The sunbutter and almond butter I used were so dry (after I drained the more oily part) that I added an extra egg to compensate.

    My 7 yr old said they were the best cookies ever! And I think they are the best Paleo cookies I have made hands down. 🙂

    Thx Juli!!! Can’t wait to get your book in my hands!!!

  28. Just made these with my 9 year old daughter! Best cookie ever. we used coconut crystals, not sure if its the same as coconut sugar, but they were fabulous. These are huge hit at our house! Thanks for all the great recipes.

  29. Um. Yup. For those on the fence – these are delicious. My grain-eating friends were amazed!!!

  30. Veronica Hosford

    I made these tonight, substituted soy nut butter for the almond butter because of a nut allergy. They were AH-MAZING!!! They were soft but held together beautifully. Thank you so much for a GF recipe that I could make nut free AND my family enjoyed so I wouldn’t be “forced” to eat them all!

    1. clearly you’re not into sweets. but some people are. so these cookies without the use of flour make it possible for people to eat healthier. what’s really great about paleo is that if you don’t want to eat it, which obviously you don’t, you don’t have to! how great is that 🙂

    2. Not that Juli needs anyone to defend her, but she never actually called these “Paleo Double Chocolate Cookies”…she also makes a disclaimer that not everything she eats/bakes/cooks is always strict paleo. Just sayin’. For the rest of us, we need some chocolate & sugar in our lives every now and then.

  31. I made these last night and realized I was out of everything but brown sugar, so that’s what I used. Then I added some cappuccino chips in addition to the chocolate chips, because it’s not like the cookies were Paleo at this point. They came out so beautifully chewy and crispy and wonderful!!

  32. I just made these last night and they are amazing! I just used my normal almond butter without worrying about how thick it was and it was actually crunchy almond butter and they turned out amazing! The almond bits just add a bit of delicious crunch. These cookies will be a staple for my baking routine!

  33. I just made these and they are so delicious! Probably the best grain free cookies I have ever made. Thanks for the awesome recipe!

  34. Think you could sub some cocoa powder for chocolate protein powder??

    I think it makes these a more ‘worthwhile’ snack, rather than just an indulgence.

    Keep up the great work!

  35. Holy Eleanor Roosevelt! I’ve been checking out all the re-grams on IG and drooling over these since you posted the recipe. I finally caved tonight and made them. My husband who doesn’t like chocolate ate 4 of them! My daughter decided 2 was enough for one night because they are rich and I am trying to make myself stay out of the kitchen so I don’t eat anymore than my 2! Oy, I should have resisted but I’m sort of glad I didn’t 😉

  36. I don’t follow a Paleo diet per se, but I do try to eat grain and dairy free as much as possible…and I love playing around with new recipes. I added white chocolate, cacao nibs, and sea salt to my cookies and I slightly cut back on the coconut sugar to take them up a notch. The chewy brownie-like consistency of these cookies make them an absolute winner in my opinion. To die for!

  37. Just made these and they taste delish. Mine seemed kind of dry. I used cashew butter and was afraid it would be too oily but I guess the opposite was the case. Either way, the flavor is amazing.

    1. I made these: fantastic. Truly the best grain free cookie I ever made. Heck, one of the best cookies, period.
      My neighbor made them, by the book, used Barney Butter. They were dry and crumbly. Why? Twice this has happened to her, poor baby. Would it be oven temp? Is her oven off? Now I must try again; maybe it was a fluke.

  38. Holy guacamole!!! These are amazing!!! They seriously just melt in your mouth. I followed the recipe exactly! Definitely adding to my favorites!!

  39. Juli these were amazing! SO easy to read, rich in flavor and totally addicting. The BF said they taste like a better version of double chocolate chip cookies he’s had (and he doesnt normally like paleo-fied recipes). Thanks for another amazing recipe!!

  40. Shashi @ RunninSrilankan

    There are so many variations of this nutbutter/sugar/egg cookie out there – it is nice to see yours too – the thickest and fudgiest so far!!

  41. I tried to post this yesterday, but maybe I posted it in another recipe!? (I was looking at multiple yummy ones at the same time..!)

    Anyhow, does anyone know if/think that I could sub some of the cocoa powder for chocolate protein powder??

  42. I’m always nervous about making paleo treats but I was craving chocolate something fierce and needed a fix. I found this recipe and failed to follow it correctly the first time. You can believe I followed it to the word the second time I tried and I’m so glad I did because these are amazing! Thank you for all your recipes and the hard work you put in so that I am able to stay healthy.

  43. Just made these and they are absofreakinlutely delicious. I don’t know if I like the raw batter better or the cooked version haha. Next time i might throw in some unsweetened coconut to the mix. And the Barney Butter-oh my gosh by far my new favorite almond butter. Another awesome recipe Juli 🙂

  44. Yummy! I replaced the egg with applesauce for my egg intolerant little one. Worked great!
    You were right about the almond butter being oily so to prevent it from crumbling, I cooked it in an 8×8 dish and it turned out well as bars. Thanks!

  45. Juli! These are amazing. I used the crunchy whole foods 365 brand and it worked well. Also, instead of using my hands, I used my kitchen aid to mix everything up and it working like a charm. Cheers and thanks for always giving me my fav Paleo treats and recipes!

  46. These are far too addicting!!! I made the mistake of bringing them into work and my coworkers ate them ALL!!! I will definitely be making them again soon! 🙂 Can’t wait for the book, I already preordered it!

  47. I took these cookies to a BBQ and they were the hit of the night. Thank you for the fab recipe! No one could believe there was no flour or processed sugar. So good! Also, used a jar of Justin’s almond butter – just pour out the excess oil. Delish! Thanks again!

  48. Juli these were incredible! I used the almond butter grinder at Whole Foods to get nice and think almond butter and it worked fantastically! Thank you so much for posting this recipe!

  49. Another “OMG” recipe. 🙂 (thank you) I used MaraNatha no stir, creamy almond butter and they turned out great.

  50. Ok, these cookies are by far ONE of your best creations! A sure winner when you need something special!!
    Thankyou Julie!!!:}

  51. Hey! This is my first time commenting but I’ve been a long time lurker on your site since I first went Paleo a year ago. Your dessert recipes are the best, and even though my boyfriend is not Paleo, he’s a health nut and appreciates when I make him your stuff as a surprise. He adores your Sweet Potato Brownies. I made these yesterday and he went to town. Thank you for another successful treat!

  52. Hi Julie.

    These look so delicious but didn’t turn out for me! I used super dry almond butter. So dry that the batter didn’t come together. I tried anyway and the cookies were dry and flaky. Then I added in enough coconut oil to have the batter come together. They also fell apart and were super dry when they came out of the oven.

    Any ideas?


    1. i’m not sure why that would happen. i’ve made them 3 times and I’ve used justin’s nut butter, barney butter, and maranatha’s almond butter and they have all worked!

  53. These cookies are amazing! My first Paleomg and Paleo recipe today! I also made the Banana Nut Chocolate Chip Muffins and Buffalo Chicken Mini Loafs today. It was a paleomg afternoon. Thanks for all the great recipes Juli! Look forward to more and more cooking!

  54. These cookies are LIFE CHANGING!!!! I just baked them- they are to die for! Absolutely delicious!!! I didn’t have chocolate chips, but I did have an 80% dark chocolate bar, so I chopped up 1/4 Cup! AMAZING! Thank you for making Paleo easy to maintain!!!

  55. Just made these wholesome delicious orbs of wonderment. I thought no way these would be done in 10 minutes, but they were perfect. I can also attest that they are the PERFECT thing to surprise your wife with at her office.

  56. Woman! Do you have any idea what you’ve started here! I mean, I’v never had a recipe on here I didn’t love, but GOOD LORD! These are to die for. I crave them all the time. Which is bad. Very bad. *long drawn out heavy sigh*

  57. Hi Juli,

    I had a similar issue with the dough being too crumbly! So strange. I tried baking them anyway and they didn’t flatten/spread. Any ideas??

    1. Great recipe! It was pretty crumbly so to ease my anxiety, I added about 2 tbsp cashew milk (just the “milk” we had on hand). Also had trouble getting mini chips to stick in the batter, but it wasn’t a problem when baking was done. I also added cacao nibs, a little mini handful of chia seeds, and some red salt on top.

      Oh, and Barney’s Vanilla Espresso Almond Butter which made these unbelievably good.

  58. Awesome! Husband loved too! Used a little more than 1/4 cups cc, but had hard time getting them all to stay in batter

  59. I literally just found your blog 5 minutes ago and already I’m laughing at your humor. Love it! The cookies look great too.

  60. These were amazing! Definitely the most delicious paleo cookie recipe I’ve made so far – they seemed like a decadent cookie that a fancy pants bakery would make. 😀

    Just a note to those using Trader Joe’s almond butter, it didn’t work too well – the batter didn’t want to come together and the cookies were a bit too crumbly after baking. However, it doesn’t matter – you’ll want to shove every little crumb into your mouth!

  61. The most delicious paleo cookie I’ve ever tried!
    Juli is right…don’t jump the gun and take them off the cookie sheet right when they come out.
    They are very fragile.

  62. OHMYGOD. Let me just tell you guys how freaking amazing these are. These are without a doubt THE BEST chocolate cookies I’ve ever had. Especially paleo cookies. I’ve made quite a bit and tried many recipes and I’m telling you… These are incredible.

    My almond butter hadn’t been used in weeks so I dumped the oil out that settled on top.

    Very easy prep and cook time is quick.

    If you’re worried it’ll taste too almondy like I was… It won’t. I can’t even taste it personally.

    MAKE THESE! Incredibly impressed.

  63. Absolutely the best Double Chocolate Cookies I have ever tried, and more so perhaps THE BEST COOKIE ever!

    These were a pinch to make and they are super rich – perfect for any chocolate lover. They don’t taste anything like almonds either.

    About 10 minutes after coming out of the oven they are soft and slightly melty in the inside and a tad crispy around the edges. They were not crumbly at all. They remind me of a really rich and super chocolately brownie.

    With this recipe I made 8 fairly large cookies that are all divine.. If you’re watching your calories, I suggest perhaps making more, smaller cookies because each of my 8 cookies is 369 calories!

    I do think these would still be excellent with a little less sugar (3/4 cup instead of 1 full cup) and the addition of walnuts would taste great too.

  64. Thank you, thank you! We were blown away! These were amazing and a huge hit!! How do you think they would be using the cocoa + coconut raw Barney butter for a slightly different take? Haven’t opened it up yet to see if it’s oily or similar texture to the smooth Barney butter?

    1. I have made these using barneys vanilla espresso and cocoa coconut almond butter…the cocoa coconut it the BEST!!!! melt in your mouth deliciousness

  65. I’ve never commented on a blog post before, but I always make your recipes and read your blog. I just had to say how absolutely fabulous these cookies are! I made a batch to take to work tomorrow… Not sure how many will actually be left to take!

  66. I used Trader Joe’s brand creamy almond butter (with the excess oil poured out), and it worked well. I just squeezed the dough into balls instead of scooping it, and they seemed to come together pretty well.

    I also halved the recipe (because I was running low on coconut sugar) and despite eyeballing 1/2 of a whisked egg, they turned out perfectly!

    Love these bad boys!

  67. These are literally the best cookies I’ve ever had! I used almond butter from a store similar to whole foods that just grinds it up right there for you, since all the jar kinds have too much oil. Seriously, the best cookies ever (even compared to non paleo cookies!)

  68. These are awesome! My new go to dessert. I tried making them with homemade cashew butter instead and they were so good. Even my co-worker who doesn’t buy into my “healthy” treats loved them.

  69. Juli, I didn’t read through all the posts to see if anyone suggested this to you, so forgive me if they have: I have not been able to digest nuts for years, in agony if I eat 10 nuts. A nutritionists told me to soak raw nuts in the fridge for 24 hrs or longer, then drain them and roast them in the oven, salt them too. Voila I can eat nuts and lots of them and they are delicious. Your cookies are going in the oven right now, with homemade cashew butter we made from the soaked nuts. The dough is super duper delicious!!! Thank you so much for making my life easier by this wonderful website. With four children who have celiac, the poor kids may have starved without your site 🙂

  70. Second time making these and ran out of almond butter, so I had to use a couple of tablespoons of peanut butter. I would like to say that say that made them awful; but I can’t they were fantastic. 🙂

  71. Now that it’s finally hot in Michigan, we have been making these into ice cream sandwiches with vanilla coconut ice cream and freezing them individually with saran wrap- i had a minor panic attack opening my freezer last night and thinking they were all gone- thank gosling there was one hiding under some sausage!!!

  72. You were not kidding about the batter being thick! I had a little trouble with the chocolate chips sticking into the batter but I managed to just squish them in or pat them on top. They were very good!!! Even my non paleo eating husband loved them and he took a few the next day to share with his colleagues and reported back with good feedback! Thanks for the recipe!

  73. I used hazelnut spread, date sugar, added 2 TBPS coconut flour, pressed into a 9×9 pain and topped with walnuts. Awesome as brownies!!!

  74. Made these cookies and they were delicious. I wasn’t sure if my almond butter was thick enough so I added 1 TBS of coconut flour.

  75. Hi Juli! Love you recipes & blog! I’m anxiously awaiting the delivery of my copy of your new cookbook!! I made these cookies today, and the dough is really dry. I thought my almond butter was going to be to runny, but not so much. Waiting to see how they turn out… They smell amazing!! Any suggestions? I used Trader Joe’s almond butter…

  76. I made these today with my homemade almond butter. Oh wow, they are good, Teamed them up with homemade marshmallows for smores. Oh yeah…

  77. I used 1/4 cup of maple syrup to sweeten because that’s all I had on hand and they turned out terrific! Totally cured my cookie/brownie craving!

  78. Just made these and even my kids loved them! Really, really good. I used Trader Joe’s Almond butter and it was fine. (it was what I had). With this much coconut sugar, is it really pale?????

  79. OMG just made these and they are divine!!! The one thing that would keep me from making them more often than I should is that almond butter is so expensive. But I was having a sweet tooth an wante to cheat without cheating, and this was perfect!

  80. Best paleo cookie recipe on flavor and texture. Made them chocolate the first time and left out the cocoa powder the second time for a more old fashioned cookie. Came out great. I made my own nut butters and used cashew both times. I just stopped it early to keep it thick. Yum!

  81. I do not know if my last post went through but I used Maranatha Almond Butter. The cookies turned out great!

  82. These are FANTASTIC! I’m super sensitive to sweets, so I cut the coconut sugar back to 1/4 cup and added 3 tablespoons of unsweetened applesauce. They turned out fabulous, and I’m about to inhale my third right now. 🙂 Thank you so much for this recipe! (And I looooove your cookbook!!)

  83. I made these a couple nights ago and they were delicious! I used Maranatha creamy almond butter and it worked great. Awesome recipe and super easy too 🙂

  84. Just checking out your site. Recipes sound delish! I have 2 carb additcted kids that I am sneakily going to try to move to more paleo eating. They need treats. One kid is allergic to nuts. Do you know of a workable (and still yummy) alternative to using almond butter and almond flour (or meal)?

  85. These cookies have been a huge hit in my home, so delicious. I use hazelnut almond butter and they are a little reminiscint of Nutella cookies I used to make pre-Paleo. Thanks for posting this great recipe!

  86. These cookies are easy to make and absolutely amazing. I bring them to my gym and they are gone within seconds! Can’t wait to purchase the new cookbook!!

  87. Is there a way to make these without the coconut sugar? Anyone tried it without? I’d assume you could sweeten with a super ripe banana or apple sauce, but I’m worried about the consistency of the batter as well as the overall texture once it’s baked. Starting to cook WLC style…

  88. These cookies were absolutely FANTASTIC!! A new favorite for sure! Thanks for sharing recipes with us, we love your blog!

  89. I just made these and they are amazing!!! I substituted unsweetened bakers chocolate for the choc. chips mentioned and they were perfect. Hopefully still paleo-ish. Seriously, amazing!

  90. I just made these last night and they came out PERFECT. WOW. They might just be too dangerous to have around the house!

    Your instructions are absolutely spot on. I followed them closely and the cookies came out picture perfect.

  91. Girllllll, these cookies are AMAZE-BALLS! I’m a chocolate fanatic and the most I could eat was 2. Your recipe was dead-on and a lifesaver because I was near having aa “OMG-I-can’t-have- chocolate-anymore??!!!” panic attack.

  92. I have been making some of your recipes for over a year now and have loved all of them. I recently bought your new cookbook, and it is amazing! The photography is beautiful, the recipes are amazing from what I’ve made so far. I just wanted to say thanks for all the time you put into this blog, all of your recipes are delicious!

  93. we just made these after making your “ultimate burger” recipe and HOLY CRAP! these were amazeballs…no foolies I was not expecting these cookies to be good but….my glob….I almost ate them all…the kids inhaled theirs..

  94. These are SO DELICIOUSLY AMAZING!! I have to admit, my hopes weren’t high, as I have made other paleo cookies that were just ok. But I ate like 5 or 6 of these, I couldn’t stop!! Very dangerous, but so worth it! Thanks for posting!

  95. Not exactly paleo but i didn’t have coconut sugar so i used regular sugar and these cookies came out great! A lot better than expected actually.

  96. Made these yesterday night for a
    friend’s bday present and they are AWESOME!
    But can’t seem to find any information about how to store them – fridge or in room temperature? Anyone?

  97. OMG these are so delicious girl!! Thanks for yet another awesome recipe! I think it helps that I love desserts as much as you do.

  98. These cookies turned out awesome!!! I would never guess they don’t have flour! Awesome recipe that could replace regular cookies!

  99. I’m late commenting but I have made these a handful of times since you posted the recipe. These cookies are a CLASSIC example of “OMG that’s paleo?!” They don’t taste paleo at all! I would like to add that I used them for ice cream sandwiches and made chocolate peanut butter ice cream (all paleo except the PB) to go with them. Super decadent but you can never have enough chocolate am I right??

  100. These are divine! Made them today. Took someone’s advice and used 2/3 Barney’s almond butter and 1/3 natural peanut butter. Also, left out the chocolate chips and subbed chopped pecans. Very tasty!

  101. Hey

    I used peanut butter instead of almond butter & the dough was little bit too dry Is almond butter necessary or will peanut butter work? They still tasted really good. Of course does peanut butter & chocolate ever taste bad together.

    I will try them again.

  102. I’m sad! I tried making these, and am near positive I did just about everything right but they didn’t turn out looking like yours did in the picture. Mine seemed a bit dry. Please help! What did I do?.. and what can I do to make them better next time?

  103. Thank you. I’ve made these twice and second time added mint extract. Love it. Love you for all of the tasty treats you provide. You make the lifestyle change to paleo so easy. Keep up the great work.

  104. I made these last night because I was having a dessert/baked goods craving. They were SO tasty, but pretty crumbly even after baking. I would probably try a gelatin/chia seed egg substitute sometime to try and get them to hold up better. I used homemade almond butter that was pretty thick. I also used 1/2 cup raw cacao nibs as that’s what I had on hand. Perfect combination of chocolatey, nutty, and coffeeeeeee 🙂

  105. I want to try this recipe, but the almond butter I have (trader joes) is a tad runny. What will happen if I use a not so thick almond butter??

  106. Oh my God! These cookies are the best ever! and I LOVE your blog and many other recipes you have! Your the Bomb! Also, I cut the sugar in half and they were still great!

  107. Holy Moly these cookies are amazing. I mean, really, really delicious. Way better than I anticipated. They taste completely like bakery bought decadent double chocolate chip cookies. My son and I made them today and we could not stop eating them!! Add a few miles to my run to burn them off but totally worth it!!

  108. I am new to Paleo and was really struggling with sweets (and cheese.) Never really craved it before. I ran across this recipe and had to try. I am so glad I did! They are delicious and do not come with a ton of guilt. Thanks for sharing!

  109. These turned out rich, chocolaty and amazing tasting! We just used Trader Joe’s creamy almond butter; poued off the top layer of oil and it was plenty thick! Thank you for the recipe; a family favorite!

  110. I made these cookies tonight for my family. They loved them! My only question is how do you get the cookies to have a flatter shape like in your pictures? I used an ice cream scoop and then flattened the dough slightly with my hand. The dough didn’t change it’s shape much. Thanks for any explaination you can give.

  111. I just made them and they are THE best paleoish cookies I’ve ever made. I had no nut butter and only 1/2 a cup of peanut butter so I added an extra egg and a tablespoon of coconut flour to thicken it up and the result is so perfect. I’m going to try using date paste instead next time and adding a bit more coconut flour and see how it turns out. These are amazing!!! Thank you xxx

  112. I made a few batches of these recently (super easy to double this recipe, btw) for Christmas gifts/festivities, and I’m getting RAVE reviews from everyone!!

    This cookie is absolutely ADORED by junk-food fiends and the health conscious alike! 🙂 I always use the Barney Butter, as recommended, and they always come out perfect!!

    Side note to other texture sensitive/neat freak readers: although I used my hands to mix the dough when I made these in the past, I’ve found with my recent batches that it works best for me to use both a fork and a spoon (one in each hand – like a robochef), to mix/stir the ingredients. That combo allows me to ensure the ingredients get fully combined… plus, I don’t have to get my hands dirty!!! ;P

    Thank you, Juli, for making recipes that are always successful, and that make people think I’m a baking genius, when really, I just follow your (very simple) instructions. 😀

  113. I made these cookies tonight and O-M-G!!! I ate 2 in a matter of minutes. Time to share the rest. I didn’t have vanilla extract so I used almond extract. Wow! They were delicious, the almond extract adds a unique but good flavor.

  114. Amy G.