Chewy Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chewy paleo chocolate chip cookies are so decadent you'd never guess they're actually good for you!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cookies, gluten free, paleo
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 161 kcal
Author Stacey aka the Soccer Mom


  • 10 dried dates
  • 2 cups almond butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 Tablespoon water
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips* dark chocolate or paleo-friendly brands
  • 1/4 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoons baking powder


  1. Boil dates for 2-3 minutes, until they begin to soften.

  2. Once dates are soft, remove pan from heat, drain water, and add dates to food processor.

  3. Add sea salt and water. Chop until coarsely ground.

  4. Add almond butter, vanilla extract, eggs, and baking powder. Blend until batter becomes mostly smooth.

  5. Stir in chocolate chips by hand.

  6. Form batter into balls less than 1/4 cup each in size. Place on greased baking sheet or reusable non-stick silicon baking mats. Do not flatten cookies.

  7. Bake for 9-10 minutes at 350 degrees. Remove from oven and place cookies on cooling rack.

Recipe Notes

Notes: Nutrition information is a rough estimate only; actual values will vary based on the exact ingredients used and amount of recipe prepared.

*A small amount of dark chocolate is generally allowed on the Paleo diet. You can also look for paleo-friendly chocolate chips like those made by the Enjoy Life brand.

Nutrition Facts
Chewy Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 161 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 14mg5%
Sodium 33mg1%
Potassium 188mg5%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 30IU1%
Calcium 83mg8%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.