Paleo Salted Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Calla Ramont, HCTP January 2020

These paleo chocolate chunk cookies are gluten-free, dairy-free, grain-free, and refined sugar–free, but they’re flavor FULL. They are just sweet enough, perfectly chewy on the inside, slightly crispy around the edges, and the sea salt gives them a super delicious sweet and salty touch. And the best part? They are filled with healthy fat, fiber, and even some protein. These cookies are perfect for not only a treat but any time of day.



  • 1 chocolate bar of your choice
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar (or cane sugar)
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • Sprinkle sea salt (plus more for topping)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Finely chop chocolate bar and set aside.
  2. Whisk together coconut sugar, almond butter, egg, and vanilla in large bowl (or use stand mixer).
  3. In smaller bowl, mix together almond flour, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until fully combined. Mix in chocolate chunks (save some for topping).
  5. Using a cookie scoop or spoon, scoop out about one heaping tablespoon per cookie. Roll into balls. Slightly flatten each ball with the bottom of your palm. Top with extra chocolate and a sprinkle of sea salt.
  6. Bake for 7–10 minutes or until edges start to slightly brown.
  7. Once you remove cookies from oven, let them sit on baking tray for at least 5–10 minutes to set.

Calla is a food and wellness blogger living in Michigan. She recently graduated with a degree in exercise science and an emphasis on health and fitness. In addition to blogging, Calla teaches group fitness classes and is a new IIN student! For more information about Calla, check out her website and Instagram.

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