These thick and chewy double chocolate chip cookies are easy to make, packed with chocolate and made with real-food ingredients. They’re dairy-free, gluten-free, paleo, vegan, egg free and family approved!
I just couldn’t resist making more cookies for December! I think these might be the last cookie recipe I share this holiday season, but no promises – cookies have their way of wooing me, and, if I’m making more, I’ll be sharing them with you!
I’ve been very into experimenting with vegan baking lately, and these double chocolate chip cookies are another one of my successes.
They’re sort of similar in texture to the cranberry orange chocolate chip ones I posted recently, which are one of my recent favorites. There’s just something about the mix of ingredients here that can do no wrong by me.
To start, these are so simple to make. Really. My girls (10 and 8) are now flax-egg experts and can make these cookies all by themselves, so definitely don’t let the flax egg intimidate you here!
A flaxseed “egg” is really just 1 Tbsp ground flaxseed mixed with 2.5 Tbsp water, which you then set aside for about 10-15 minutes. The result is a mixture that works very similarly to a raw egg!
I actually find that flax eggs make chewier cookies, which is why I’ve been hooked on vegan cookies lately. I’m all about the chew.
Aside from the flax egg, we have a mix of coconut oil (in a solid/soft state), creamy almond butter, maple syrup, coconut sugar and vanilla for the wet ingredients.
The dry ingredients are just blanched almond flour, raw cacao (or unsweetened cocoa powder), baking soda and salt. No need for multiple flours here, which is a nice change from some of my recipes!
These double chocolate chip cookies are truly “low maintenance” in my opinion. Since I do tons of grain free baking, I’m very much aware that some desserts are definitely NOT low maintenance. And my that, I mean they can’t sit out for long, need freezing/refrigeration/or the stars to align correctly for them to turn out properly. Have you been there?
Well, I certainly have! But, not with these cookies! These are true “drop” cookies – meaning they don’t need to be shaped, rolled, etc – you can literally use a cookie scoop to drop the dough onto the cookie sheet and they work themselves out perfectly in the oven!
These double chocolate chip cookies are definitely on my list of “sharing cookies” – ones that I can pack to bring to someones house knowing they won’t melt, fall apart, and that regular non-paleo people will actually like them. That’s saying a lot, trust me!
So, the sharing factor means these are absolutely perfect for holiday parties, gatherings, or just baking and gifting healthy cookies to a friend or family member. It also doesn’t mean you have to share, but I guess you didn’t really need my permission to keep these all to yourself, either.
I hope you guys are ready to bake – these are going to be good ones – I promise! Get your ovens preheated (and the flax egg going) and let’s bake!
Paleo & Vegan Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
Paleo Vegan Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1 cup blanched almond flour
- 1/2 cup raw cacao powder sifted
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup coconut oil soft, but solid
- 1/4 cup smooth almond butter creamy and stirred if needed
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 3 tbsp coconut sugar
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 flax egg - 1 Tbsp ground flaxseed mixed with 2.5 Tbsp water allowed to sit for 10-15 mins
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips I used Enjoy Life
Prepare the flax egg first, set aside. Position your oven rack to the middle and preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Combine dry ingredients well in a bowl and set aside. With an electric hand mixer, cream together coconut oil, almond butter, maple syrup and coconut sugar until smooth. Add in the vanilla and flax egg on medium speed, then stir in the dry ingredients until fully combined. Gently stir in the chocolate chips to evenly distribute.
Chill the dough in the fridge for 10 minutes.
Using a medium cookie scoop, scoop dough onto parchment lined cookie sheet about 2” apart. Use a second baking sheet if necessary. Bake in the middle rack for 12-15 minutes or until cookies are set and tops are bumpy.
Allow to cool on the baking sheet 2 minutes, then carefully transfer to wire racks to cool completely. Enjoy!
What I Used To Make My Paleo and Vegan Double Chocolate Chip Cookies:
Want More Paleo and Vegan Treats? Try One of These!
Cranberry Orange Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Thick and Chewy Snickerdoodles
Chewy “Oatmeal” Raisin Cookies
Almond Butter and Jelly Cookie Bars
Fudgy Triple Chocolate Brownies
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Reader Reviews & Comments
these cookies look wonderful and has such a great texture! I can’t wait to try them ♥
Chelsea @ Healthy Fabulous Life says
These look so chocolatey and sound so simple to put together! Can’t wait to try!
Hi! These look divine! Since I only need things to be gluten free, may I substitute 1 egg for the flax seed and chocolate for cacao powder? Thank you very much! Love your recipes!
Lennie Gail says
Would also like to know this!
Jen G says
My husband and I are wanting to begin eating Paleo, but my son has nut and egg allergies. I noticed a lot of almond flour is used in these recipes. Is there an alternative grain that can be used in the Paleo diet?
Coconut flour, tapioca flour, and cassava are the ones I use that are nut free, however none are a 1:1 substitute for almond flour. Honestly I have experimented and I find it difficult to use coconut flour alone or in combination without eggs! I would recommend looking into using gluten-free oats and oat flour, though not paleo, you can much more easily make things that are nut free and egg free. I’m going to link you to my friend’s site – Beaming Baker – who has egg free, nut free, gluten-free baking recipes – https://beamingbaker.com/gluten-free-chocolate-chocolate-chip-oatmeal-cookies-v-gf-dairy-free/
Excellent! I followed the recipe with ghirardelli cocoa power (unsweetened) & chips. The flax egg was easy to make. The cookies are so good my son was convinced they couldn’t be gluten free. We will be making more!
Love reviews like this! So happy they were a hit with everyone 🙂
I tried out these cookies last night and I had so much trouble getting the cookies to stay together? They were very good, however just broke apart and I couldn’t get them flat. Any suggestions?
Not sure, my dough is typically very scoopable and spreads while it bakes. Something went wrong in the mixing maybe, I’m just not sure what.
Could you use one real egg in place of the flax egg?
Yup that should be fine 🙂
I made these this morning and they are fantastic! My kids love them, too. Thanks for sharing!
I’m so thrilled you enjoyed them!
Is it 13g of fat PER cookie?
These were delicious! We used Chia ‘egg’ instead of flax egg as we were out of flax and they were so good! Thanks!
These are a staple in my house. I keep a stock of them in my freezer for my chocolate cravings. Everyone loves them- even paleo doubters. Made for several holiday parties and they were a hit.
That sounds great – I’m so happy you like them!
I just made these and OMG! Everything from here I
Make is so decadent! Thank you for doing the leg work to figure out these great recipes and sharing them with us
I’m thrilled you enjoyed them! Definitely one of my favorites 🙂
I made these today. They looked a bit dry so I added a few tablespoons of water. Then they looked like brownie batter, so I baked them in silicone cupcake liners. The flavor is DIVINE, but my first one out of the liner didn’t stick together very well. I’ll let the others cool all the way (ha!) and perhaps they will come out more easily. I’m pretty new to baking with almond flour. Lovely in any case!
I’ve made these cookies probably over 10 times now. These is by far my favorite cookie recipe i have found!!! They taste so good like brownies almost! I’m paleo vegan so these are perfect! I’m so glad I found this recipe!! thanks for creating it!
Hi Michele! I made these cookies and the flavor was mind-blowing, but they were soft to the point of falling apart. What could I have done? Thanks!
Just a note – in method you call for all dry ingredients into a bowl…i always accidently add the sugar as presume this is a dry ingredient but it’s included in the next step. Delicious cookies and becoming a weekend favorite! Thank you
I typically include it in the wet, but it actually shouldn’t make a big difference here. Glad you’re enjoying them!
Therma Burn Pills says
I like this blog so much, bookmarked.
These cookies are so rich and delicious. The texture is amazing. I used chocolate chunks instead of chips and loved the extra pockets of chocolate.
Are the nutrition facts per cookie?
These cookies are amazing!! My husband insists I make them every weekend because they are his new favorite. They taste just like a brownie!
Could peanut butter be subbed for almond butter? I know that makes them not Paleo, but it is all I have on hand. It is a small amount, so I think it might work, right? Thanks!
I’d also like to know if the nutrition info is per batch or per cookie? I see others asked but no answer. These cookies are awesome!
Forgot to leave a rating!
I made these with some alternate ingredients on a whim tonight because hubby had a craving for something chocolaty. He has an allergy to eggs, and I only have paleo flour because I stopped using wheat around 8 years ago. I had to sub in peanut butter, honey, cane sugar and cut up dark chocolate. Still, despite all of that, they turned out awesome! I wouldn’t say the peanut butter imparted too much flavour but it may have intensified the richness. I had one warm just now and it’s like a super rich brownie. It definitely requires a cup of coffee and more than one would be overwhelming. I will keep this on my craving list for sure!
Made these tonight but added a tablespoon of espresso powder just because I wanted a coffee flavor. Texture was great and very tasty!! Love all of your recipes!!!!
Gabrielle Colon says
These were great. Even my friends who don’t eat healthily loved them! I used the recipe to make mini cookies and baked for only six minutes.
Anna Middleton says
Is this nutritional facts per cookie?
Jessica Flory says
SO GOOD! Perfect texture, so yummy and chocolately!