Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth: Gluten and Dairy-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

We’re heading into labor day, it's back to school time
– and that means packing lunch boxes. But finding a treat that's both wholesome and authentically delicious can be a challenge. Most "healthy" options end up tasting, well, a bit too healthy.

granola balls with flax and peanut butter? They often crumble and hide at the bottom of the lunchbox.

Our goal was clear: find a treat that's genuinely flavorful and good for you. We searched and experimented with various healthy cookie recipes. After sharing our creations with friends and family and gathering feedback, we found a winner:

These chocolate chip cookies are a true winner!

Embracing the concept of mindful eating, these cookies blend flavors that satisfy without the sluggishness from processed flour and sugar.

The recipe features blanched almond flour, a protein-packed alternative to regular flour. It's gluten-free and low in carbs. And let's not forget coconut oil, championing natural saturated fats that elevate beneficial cholesterol.

The roots of this recipe trace back to "Sweet Paleo: Gluten-Free, Grain-Free Delights" by Lea Hendry Valle. If you're new to the world of paleo foods, they're nutrient-rich choices in their natural state, aligning with our bodies' primal needs. Think grass-fed meats, nuts, grains, seeds, and a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables. No room for processed foods, refined oils, dairy, or sugars here.




Yields: 24 cookies

Preparation Time: 45 mins

Baking Time: 12 mins



  • 2 cups blanched almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely ground sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup liquefied coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 3/4 cups dark chocolate chips



  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Mix almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.

  3. Combine vanilla extract, liquefied coconut oil, and pure maple syrup.

  4. Gently add the wet ingredients to the dry ones, including dark chocolate chips. Chill the dough for 30 minutes.

  5. Shape dough into 1-1/2 inch balls and place them about 2 inches apart on the sheet.

  6. Important: Lightly press each cookie to ensure even baking.

  7. Bake for 12 minutes, then let them cool on a wire rack.


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