Desserts & Treats

Paleo Chocolate Cookies

May, 2020

These healthy vegan cookies are the most decadent, rich dark chocolate cookies you could have! Super simple to make and takes no more than 20 minutes to whip together! Satisfy your chocolate cravings with just one cookie!

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Chocolate cookies stacked on parchment paper drizzled with melted chocolate and shredded coconut

This delicious paleo chocolate cookie recipe is one to keep to hand when you need a quick paleo dessert! Okay, cookies aren’t really desserts, more like treats but whatever you call them, these are a must make!

These healthy chocolate cookies are completely vegan (minus the chocolate drizzle but you catch my drift, right?). The sweetener in these cookies is my favourite vegan sweetener: organic blackstrap molasses. These provide a rich caramel taste to the cookies whilst the cocoa powder fulfils your chocolate desire!

Ingredients to make vegan cookies

  • Almond flour
  • Tapioca flour
  • Cocoa powder
  • Almond butter
  • Organic blackstrap molasses
  • Coconut oil
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
Cocoa powder, tapioca flour, almond butter, coconut oil, baking soda, almond flour, blackstrap molasses, salt all laid on a white table

How to make these healthy vegan cookies

Time needed: 20 minutes.

  1. Preheat your oven to 175C/350F.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, add your coconut oil, almond butter and molasses. Whisk through till incorporated.

  3. Next, add your almond flour, tapioca flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt to the wet mixture.

  4. Using your hands, mix your ingredients together till you get a thick doughy mix.

    I tend to roll the whole mix into a huge ball at this point. Use an electronic whisk if you don’t want to get stuck in.

  5. Mould your cookies by taking a chunk at a time (about 2 inches in size). Roll into a ball in your hands, then flatten with your hands and place on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.

  6. Once you’ve moulded all your cookies, place in the oven for 12-15 minutes.

  7. Once 15 minutes is up, take out your cookies and rest for about 5 minutes.

  8. Then transfer your cookies to a cookie rack to cool down.

  9. Once cool, you can drizzle some melted chocolate and garnish with shredded coconut.

  10. Serve and enjoy!

These are legit the best vegan cookies ever! Rich in chocolate taste, you won’t need that much to satisfy your cravings. These are perfect for us women when it is getting closer to our periods!

These chocolate cookies curb your sugar cravings whilst providing some much needed nutrition like magnesium and iron – both very vital to aid PMS symptoms and keep cramps at bay!

Not only are these babies vegan, they are beautiful paleo cookies using almond flour and almond butter as a base. SO, I guess you could call them almond flour cookies or almond butter cookies but simple paleo chocolate cookies works for me!

Chocolate cookies laid out on parchment paper on a baking tray drizzled with melted chocolate and sprinkled with shredded coconut

Healthy chocolate vegan cookies FAQ’s

What do these gluten free cookies taste like?

These cookies are very rich in chocolatey goodness. The organic blackstrap molasses gives a very rich caramel taste making these the right amount of sweetness to not go overboard!

However, feel free to add a tablespoon or two of honey or substitute honey completely for the molasses if you don’t have any. The texture is like that of crunchy cookies with a soft, cake-like centre. Yes, this cookie has crumbs!

What equipment do I need to make these cookies?

Parchment paper – I love this because my cookies will simply slide off! I always recommend parchment / baking paper for any of my baking recipes!

Cookie rack – you really need one of these to allow your cookies to cool properly. You can use a cookie rack or the grill rack from your oven as a substitute!

Best tips to making these healthy chocolate cookies

  • If you don’t like the taste of coconut, please use a refined coconut oil for this recipe. The extra virgin, unrefined coconut oil will definitely overpower the taste of the cookie.
  • This cookie recipe is very rich. If you are not a huge dark chocolate fan, I suggest substituting the molasses for honey. The honey will balance out the richness of the cocoa powder you use. Molasses are quite rich so coupled with the cocoa powder, this is not one for those that aren’t a fan of decadent desserts!

This easy vegan chocolate cookie recipe is so simple, you could probably make it right now! Did you make this recipe? Leave me a comment below and let me know how it turned out.

Paleo Chocolate Cookies
Prep Time
6 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
17 mins
 
These healthy paleo cookies are the number one richest, most decadent paleo dessert you can have! One of these cookies will fill your craving quota for a week!
Course: Treats
Cuisine: Paleo
Keyword: cookies, paleo
Servings: 12 -16 cookies
Calories: 97 kcal
Author: WhittyPaleo
Ingredients
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup tapioca flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup organic blackstrap molasses
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 175C/350F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add your coconut oil, almond butter and molasses. Whisk through till incorporated.
  3. Next, add your almond flour, tapioca flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt to the wet mixture.
  4. Using your hands (or an electronic whisk if you don’t want to get stuck in), mix your ingredients together till you get a thick doughy mix. (I tend to roll the whole mix into a huge ball at this point)
  5. Mould your cookies by taking a chunk at a time (about 2 inches in size). Roll into a ball in your hands, then flatten with your hands and place on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
  6. Once you’ve moulded all your cookies, place in the oven for 12-15 minutes.
  7. Once 15 minutes is up, take out your cookies and rest for about 5 minutes.
  8. Then transfer your cookies to a cookie rack to cool down.
  9. Once cool, you can drizzle some melted chocolate and garnish with shredded coconut.
  10. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Use refined coconut oil if you don’t want an overpowering coconut taste
If you don’t like dark chocolate, simply sub honey for the molasses as this will balance out the richness of the cocoa powder better

I hope you enjoy this recipe! Please let me see your reviews by leaving a comment below or tagging me on Instagram @whittypaleo!

Whitney 🙂

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