Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies – So good, you won’t even miss the naughty ingredients!

PALEO Chocolate Chip Cookies! #paleo #wholefood

It has begun.

We’ve had our cake. We’ve had an ungodly amount of Christmas cookies and fudge. We’ve had more cocktails in the last two weeks than we normally have in six months. We’ve had cheese, sausage, and carbs of all varieties.

And now we feel tired and bloated.

It’s time for a dietary overhaul.

Easy PALEO Chocolate Chip Cookies! #paleo

One thing I like to do each January is to put my family on a Paleo Cleanse to detox from all the holiday eating.


The paleo diet has picked up popularity over the last few years, because it encourages clean eating, fresh local ingredients, and healthy portions. (Paleo Dieters avoid grains, legumes, dairy, and all processed foods.)

We don’t eat like this all year, mind you, because honestly I’m just not that disciplined. There are certain foods I love and won’t give up, feeling they are fine to enjoy in moderation.

However, when we need a detox to get our bodies and habits back on track, a paleo cleanse works like magic. We focus on eating lean organic protein, nuts, some fruit, and lots of veggies.

Best PALEO Chocolate Chip Cookies! #paleo

The trick is, it’s hard to go cold-turkey on any diet.

And for some people (ok… ME) a little treat here and there can make a healthy eating plan seem much more bearable.

So today I’m sharing my easy recipe for Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies. These cookies are moist and tender with little morsels of chocolate speckled throughout, to satisfy any cookie craving! Plus, they are free of grains, dairy, and processed ingredients.

Although strict paleo eaters avoid sugar and chocolate of all kinds, I’ve been told by several trusted paleo sources that unprocessed palm sugar and dark chocolate can be enjoyed on a paleo eating plan, in moderation, without undoing all the good you’ve worked toward.

These Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies are here to help you get out of the rut of naughty holiday eating, and into clean healthy habits. One step at a time.

Enjoy a guilt-free cookie. Then stick to your New Years Resolution. A month from now, you’ll be so glad you did!

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26 comments on “Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. June Burnsposted January 5, 2015 at 4:39 am Reply

    Mmmm those look good! I bet they are even tastier with the almond flour–one of my favorites :)

  2. [email protected]posted January 5, 2015 at 5:37 am Reply

    These look yummy and they’re perfect for getting back on track this year!

  3. Jenny Flakeposted January 5, 2015 at 6:45 am Reply

    I have yet to try a Paleo CCC. These look fantastic!! Happy New Year! xo

  4. Julie @ Table for Twoposted January 5, 2015 at 9:09 am Reply

    Love that this is paleo even though it’s a chocolate chip cookie! Yay :)

    Rating: 5
  5. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchenposted January 5, 2015 at 8:39 am Reply

    Perfect timing! I need to make these right now!

  6. lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountainposted January 5, 2015 at 8:46 am Reply

    These look amazing, Sommer!! xoxo

  7. Brian @ A Thought For Foodposted January 5, 2015 at 9:22 am Reply

    Mmmmmmm. Cheese. Carbs. Won’t. Give. Them. Up. :-)

    I’ve been meaning to make chia seed cookies. It’s been on my list for a while. But I bet the combo of almond and coconut flour make for a wonderfully flavorful cookie.

  8. Heather Christoposted January 5, 2015 at 9:41 am Reply

    GREAT recipes Sommer!! Minus the eggs, this is how we eat most of the time and it makes you feel great!

  9. amanda @ fake gingerposted January 5, 2015 at 11:00 am Reply

    My husband and I are doing Paleo this month too – I’m thinking I’ll probably make these today. They look awesome!

  10. Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girlposted January 5, 2015 at 11:03 am Reply

    I need a better healthier cookie from all those Christmas cookies. Can’t wait to try these!

  11. Mariaposted January 5, 2015 at 11:45 am Reply

    I wish I had a cookie right now! Yum!

  12. Gabyposted January 5, 2015 at 1:42 pm Reply

    These cookies look super tasty! I love your Paleo cleanse idea, great way to get back on track!

  13. Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Livingposted January 5, 2015 at 1:45 pm Reply

    These look so good – great way to satisfy the sweet tooth in a healthy way ;). Happy New Year Sommer!

  14. Carol at Wild Goose Teaposted January 5, 2015 at 2:59 pm Reply

    Great way to get over a sweet craving without feeling guilty. I love cookies!!!!!

  15. Aimee @ Simple Bitesposted January 5, 2015 at 4:08 pm Reply

    So smart! These are fabulous.

    Rating: 5
  16. Liz @ The Lemon Bowlposted January 5, 2015 at 3:12 pm Reply

    Oh my gosh I am so with you!! I don’t ever need to see another meat and cheese platter again!! These look so good!

  17. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crustposted January 5, 2015 at 4:57 pm Reply

    These are amazing. I must try them!

  18. Danae @ Recipe Runnerposted January 5, 2015 at 6:00 pm Reply

    These are just the kind of cookies I need to satisfy my sweet tooth and still stay on track with eating healthy!

  19. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabblesposted January 5, 2015 at 8:38 pm Reply

    I’d love to try this cookie, Sommer – definitely not a recipe I’m used to. Happy New Year to you!

  20. Marla Meridithposted January 5, 2015 at 10:56 pm Reply

    Totally crushing on these cookies ~ love that they are healthier too!

    Rating: 5
  21. Megan {country Cleaver}posted January 6, 2015 at 1:06 pm Reply

    I just can’t give up my CCC, but I can give up this guilt – these look like the perfect compromise Sommer!!

  22. Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchenposted January 6, 2015 at 2:53 pm Reply

    Your Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies look phenomenal, Sommer! Cannot wait to bake these. Thank you for sharing, my friend. :) Wishing you and your family all the very best in the New Year! xo

  23. RavieNomNomsposted January 7, 2015 at 11:06 am Reply

    I am always loving trying Paleo recipes! I definitely don’t eat Paleo all the time, but these sound amazing and I just so happen to have ALL the ingredients! haha

  24. Julie @ Running in a Skirtposted January 11, 2015 at 9:06 am Reply

    Leave it to Sommer to make Paleo cookies TASTE wonderful!!! Great post!

    Rating: 5
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