Third Recipe of Christmas: Paleo Style Dark Chocolate Cookie

Paleo Style Dark Chocolate Cookies

(Gluten free, dairy free option)


This is a great tasting cookie and its grain free. Yes, sadly it does contain sugar.  But that’s why it is reserved for the holidays!


  • 5 T. grass fed butter softened (or use Spectrum palm shortening for dairy free version)
  • ½ c. coconut sugar
  • 1 T. honey
  • 1 large pasture raised egg
  • ½ T. vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ c. almond flour
  • 2 T. coconut flour
  • ½ t. baking soda
  • Dash salt
  • ½ a bag dark chocolate (I like Enjoy Life or Lily’s brand which is stevia sweetened)
  • 1/3 c. chopped walnuts (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Cream the butter, sugar, honey, egg, and vanilla until smooth
  3. Add in the almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda and salt Gently blend until combined.
  4. Fold in the chocolate and nuts.
  5. Place on parchment lined cookie sheet and bake for roughly 15 minutes or until tops are lightly brown.  (it may look brown ahead of this time but I find the cookie is too soft and falls apart if I take it out sooner, say around 11 minutes)

Note: I double this recipe and freeze the batter for later use. 

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Karen is a Board Certified Holistic Nutritionist, Certified Nutrition Consultant, herbalist and has a Masters in Social Work. She has written two books on depression. She believes in addressing the root causes of depression and not symptom management. If you or your teen has depression and either has not had success with what western health has to offer or you just want to bypass medication and seek alternative help, and are ready to make small steps to improve your outlook on life, then contact Karen for a free 15 minute "First 2 things to do if you have depression" phone consult. 303-522-0381 This information provided in this article is for educational purposes only. Seek the help of your health professional before making any changes to your health and nutrition regimen.

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