Double Chocolate Chip Cookies (paleo, gluten-free)

by | Nov 8, 2019 | Dessert, Paleo

The perfect decadent and chewy Double Chocolate Chip Cookies! These are completely gluten-free, dairy-free, and paleo. Whip ’em up for friends, family, as a holiday treat, or any ol’ day of the week.

I’ve been in a baking mood lately and figured it was time to update my blog with a couple new dessert recipes. As I sat and pondered which recipes I’d like to experiment with, a classic double chocolate cookie came to mind. ‘Cause I mean… chocolate is life.

These Double Chocolate Chip Cookies are gluten-free, dairy-free, and totally paleo (free of grains, that is!)

Also, I gotta say: nothing beats trying out a new recipe and having it turn out perfect the very first time. I basically just slapped together some general measurements based on things I’ve baked in the past, and everything turned out wonderfully.

These Double Chocolate Chip Cookies are perfect for the holiday season to share with friends and family, or if you’re like me, to just make on a random weeknight because why not?

How to Make Paleo Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

To make these Double Chocolate Chip Cookies, you’ll need:

Here are a few tips for making these cookies:

  1. The type of almond butter you use can affect the result of these cookies slightly. If you’re using very runny/liquidy almond butter, you can reduce the coconut oil by half. And if you’re using a pretty standard, thick almond butter, stick to the amount of coconut oil listed.
  2. The dough is quite thick and as such, they wont bake up properly if you just scoop spoonfuls onto a pan and throw them in the oven. You’ll want to flatten them *slightly* with your fingers to form a cookie shape. Not pancake flat, but pressed down and shaped just a bit.
  3. You can choose to make a crunchier cookie by baking for 1-2 minutes longer. For chewier cookies (my preference!) bake for a little less time, around 10-11 minutes.
  4. These cookies must be left to cool for 15-20 minutes on the pan once they’re removed from the oven. If you try and pick them up while they’re still warm, they’ll likely fall apart. That’s just the nature of the ingredients used and how they cook up! Once they cool down though, they’ll hold together well.
5 from 2 votes

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

A chewy and decadent paleo double chocolate cookie made with almond butter.

Course Dessert
Cuisine Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Paleo
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 14 cookies
Author Meghan Livingstone


  • 1 cup almond butter (creamy, unsweetened & unsalted)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup cacao powder
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil or butter, soft
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • pinch sea salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.

  2. Add all ingredients to medium-sized bowl (no need to separate dry and wet)

  3. Mix until well combined. Dough will be very thick.

  4. Form cookies with hands using about 2 tbsp dough at a time. Roll into balls and flatten slightly (not too flat!)

  5. Place onto a parchment or silicone-lined baking sheet and bake for about 10-11 minutes for softer cookies. For a crunchier cookie, bake for 12-13 minutes.

Recipe Notes

Store in airtight container. Can be stored in fridge for up to 7 days, or freezer for 3 months.

I’d love to see your cookie creations! Tag me on Instagram @meghanlivingstone if you give this recipe a try.

by Meghan Livingstone

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  1. Vickie Pregeant

    do you think i could use peanut butter? dont like almond butter. thank you

    • Meghan

      Hey Vicki! Peanut butter should be just fine 🙂

  2. Sarah

    5 stars
    These were delicious and finished in one day! 😀
    Thanks for this recipe!

    • Meghan

      SO happy you enjoyed them!! I could eat a whole batch 😛

    • Meghan

      So glad you enjoyed them Sarah!!

  3. Kelly

    5 stars
    OMG I just made these cookies and I’m floored. I’m a cookie fanatic and these truly are some of the best cookies I’ve ever made. They’re so freaking tasty yet healthy at the same time. I kept mine in the oven for an additional 3 minutes because it wasn’t totally cooked through at 11 minutes. This will become my go-to double chocolate chip cookie recipe. Thanks so much for sharing 🙂

    • Meghan

      Hey Kelly! I’m so happy to hear this! I loveeee these cookies, so glad you did too 🙂


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Hi, I’m Meghan. I’m a Certified Holistic Nutritionist, blogger, and YouTuber with a passion for mindful eating and intuitive living. I’m here to inspire you to listen to your body, connect with yourself, and create a fulfilling life that’s completely unique to you.