BEST Paleo Cookies Ever!

Paleo chocolate coconut cookie recipeWhen I enter the kitchen it’s never with a recipe in hand, only a blank notebook and pen. I have a clear picture in my mind about what I want to make and trust my instincts to get me there. Some of the recipes don’t make it off the note page…others turn out delicious and get posted here with a pretty picture…and once in awhile something magical happens and a recipe is created that is PURE MAGIC. It takes on a life and a force of its own…These Chocolate Coconut Cookies are one such recipe!

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BEST Paleo Cookies Ever!
A Recipe by Diana Keuilian
4.3 from 4 reviews

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Serves 36

For the Cookies:
  • 2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup blanched almond flour
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ cup coconut oil, melted
  • ½ cup coconut palm sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 eggs, beaten
For the Dark Chocolate:
  • ¾ cup dark chocolate 73% cocoa or higher
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil

  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl combine the shredded coconut, almond flour and sea salt. In another medium bowl combine ½ cup melted coconut oil, coconut sugar, vanilla extract, almond extract and beaten eggs. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ones and mix.
  3. Form round, golf-ball sized, balls with the cookie dough. Place 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes, or until golden. Allow to cool for 20 minutes then place in the fridge for 20 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, melt the chocolate and coconut oil in a double boiler. Simply place the chocolate and coconut oil in a small saucepan and place that into a larger saucepan that has a couple of inches of water over medium heat. Mix constantly until smooth.
  5. Dip the chilled cookies in the melted, dark chocolate, then place on a parchment lined plate. Drizzle dark chocolate across the tops of the cookies. Place back in the fridge until the chocolate hardens — about 15 minutes. Enjoy!

Serving size: 1 cookie     Calories: 103     Fat: 15     Carbohydrates: 8     Sodium: 20     Fiber: 3     Protein: 2    

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  • isabella June 8, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    Best Cookie is right. These are a hit every time I make them and there are never any left overs!

  • Yoli July 16, 2015 at 4:16 am

    Can I ask what type of dark chocolate you used for these cookies?
    Also, can I use my own sweetener combination? Instead of coconut sugar?

    Thanks so much.


    • Diana July 17, 2015 at 5:36 pm

      Hi Yoli,
      I used enjoy life brand of dark chocolate. You could try your own sweeteners, it may change the consistency if you use liquid sweeteners vs the coconut sugar, but give it a try. Enjoy!

      • Yoli July 18, 2015 at 6:20 pm

        Hi Diana, My sweetener combo is powdered together. I want to make these today but nervous about it. Thank you for getting back to me!


  • Yoli July 18, 2015 at 7:23 pm

    Oh no, I think they are burnt! I left them in 30 minutes only and they smell a little burnt. I hope they are okay. I have a thermometer in the oven and it said 300 degree. What do you think happened?


    • Diana July 24, 2015 at 6:46 pm

      Hi Yoli,
      It’s important to watch food closely as it cooks, especially the last 10-15 minutes of the cook time in order to prevent burning or overcooking. Hope your cookies turned out yummy! Happy Cooking!

  • Toni July 31, 2015 at 9:11 pm

    Have you heard of Real salt? It’s mined in Utah so it has minerals, etc just like Himalayan or sea salt. It’s much cheaper since it doesn’t have to be shipped over here or dehydrated from the ocean. I love it!

  • Jeanine Colavecchi December 1, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    What is your take on “evaporated cane juice”? I was trying to find a chocolate to use but most have soy or that. I know the Enjoy Life brand you use says it has the cane juice too. Is it ok when doing grain free/paleo?

    • Diana December 1, 2015 at 5:39 pm

      Hi Jeanine,
      Recently I’ve found a dark chocolate chip that is sweetened with stevia ( These taste great and are lower in sugar than Enjoy Life – since it avoids the evaporated cane juice. You can always melted down unsweetened chocolate bars and add stevia or raw honey on your own to create cane sugar free chocolates as another option. Enjoy!

  • Bridget December 8, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    So good…seriously — so good!!!!! Think of a better Girlscout Samoa Cookie!!! Sooooo good!

    • Diana December 18, 2015 at 10:18 pm

      Thanks so much Bridget! 🙂

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