Paleo Chocolate Almond Cookies are made with healthy whole food ingredients and have the flavor and texture of a fudgy brownie! Vegan and gluten free too!
It is with great sadness that I announce that these Paleo Chocolate Almond Cookies are the final recipe of cookie week. It has been one sweet and tasty journey! I hope that these 5 cookie recipes help you feel armed and ready to steal the cookie swap show!
But it is with great joy that I introduce you to these Paleo Chocolate Almond Cookies! They round out our cookie collection with a truly healthy and unbelievably delicious option. The cookies are gooey and fudgy, packed with chocolate flavor, and have a great crunch from the nutty almonds.
When you see the ingredient list for these cookies, you'll realize it's some kind of Christmas miracle that they hold together when baking!
Instead of these traditional suspects like flour and eggs, these intensely chocolate cookies are made with nothing more than 7 simple ingredients. Almond butter, cacao powder, coconut sugar, and some flax seeds make up the bulk of this recipe. Then there are just a few flavoring agents and leaveners thrown in for good measure.
Consequently, the result is a intensely chocolaty, soft and fudgy, brownie like cookie that is as healthy as it is delicious. And lemme tell you... they are incredibly delicious!
I have to say, these Paleo Chocolate Almond Cookies are my favorite recipe from cookie week. First, they are so easy to make and require only pantry staples as ingredients.
Second,I love that after indulging in my fair share of sugar ladden cookies, I can still enjoy one of these without a single worry. The cookies taste sweet and most importantly chocolaty, but still feel wholesome after you eat one. They give sustained energy, thanks to their healthy fat content, and don't send ya into a sugar crash.
So, I would be lying if I told you that I didn't occasionally have two of these cookies first thing in the morning. Add a cup of coffee and call it first breakfast.
This is having your cookies and eating them too!Print
Paleo Chocolate Almond Cookies
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 24 cookies 1x
- Category: Sweet Things
- Cuisine: dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, no nightshades, oil-free, paleo, soy-free, vegan, vegetarian
Paleo Chocolate Almond Cookies are made with healthy whole food ingredients and have the flavor and texture of a fudgy brownie! The base of these vegan cookies is a simple trio of almond butter, flax seeds, and coconut sugar. They are full of healthy fats, oil free, and the perfect gluten free addition to your Christmas cookie tray!
- 1 cup creamy almond butter
- ½ cup coconut sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 flax eggs (2 tablespoons flax seed meal mixed with 6 tablespoons water and set aside for 15 minutes to thicken)
- ⅓ cup cacao powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup chopped almonds
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with a silicone mat or grease it with nonstick spray.
- Add the almond butter, coconut sugar, vanilla, and flax eggs to a bowl and mix well.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the cacao, baking soda, and salt. Add this to the wet ingredients and stir well to combine.
- Place the chopped almonds in a small shallow bowl. Scoop 1 tablespoon of the dough and roll it into a ball then flatten it into a disk. Press each side of the cookie into the almonds and then place on the cookie sheet. Repeat with the remaining dough.
- Bake for 10 minutes. Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool on the baking sheet for 3 minutes. Transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely. Serve.
- Serving Size: 1 cookie
- Calories: 106
- Sugar: 2g
- Sodium: 131mg
- Fat: 8g
- Saturated Fat: 2g
- Carbohydrates: 9g
- Fiber: 2g
- Protein: 3G
Do you by chance have the nutritional breakdown? Thank you!!!
laura T says
Hey, the mixture was delicious! Unfortunetly, when i put them in the oven the smelted togheter and the dough started cooking. It was not eatable... :( can you please tell me what i did wrong? I thought i followed the receipe correctly :(
Hi Laura, I am so so sorry to hear the recipe didn't turn out! It is always such a bummer to put the time and energy into a recipe then not have the cookies to show for it! We triple test our recipes to prevent this as best we can. Here are a couple places the recipe may have taken a turn:
With the flax eggs: was it ground flax? Did you have the time to let the "eggs" thicken up for 15 minutes? This is the glue that holds the cookies hold together.
Cacao powder: Were you able to use cacao powder or cocoa powder - the consistencies are a bit different and could account for the flat cookies.
Oven temperature: Even all ovens have the same heat settings, they can actually heat to quite different temperatures! Even though an oven is preheated to 350, it may actually be cooking at 300 or 400 degrees if it runs hot or cool. I combat this by using an oven thermometer like this one.
Hello, i'm really excited to try this recipe and would like to know if I could substitute the flaxseeds with chia and if not could they be replaced by eggs ? :)
Hi Malak - great question! I haven't tested it, but I think the best bet would be to replace the flax eggs (flax and water) for two whole eggs.
I’m just making these as we speak and so far so good.
I baked them for 12-15minutes as I felt the dough is delicate
I asssume these will harden as they cool right? Thank you
Hi Maithili, yes, the cookies should firm up as they cool :)