Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies (Vegan, Paleo, Gluten-Free)

Perfect little Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies to enjoy with a cup of tea! These cookies are gluten-free, grain-free, vegan and paleo-friendly and this is a small batch recipe for 6-8 servings. 

Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe (Vegan, Paleo, Gluten-Free)

These chocolate chip coconut cookies are a contributing recipe from a friend of mine. She develops lots of gluten-free, vegan and paleo recipes and as I don’t often bake myself, I thought it would be a great addition to my dessert section. I’ll certainly be making these chocolate cookies over the Christmas holidays!


Coconut and chocolate are a match made in heaven and works great in a cookie recipe. These are made with almond meal or flour, shredded coconut and unsweetened cocoa as well as chocolate chips, so they are chocolaty all through.

The texture is a little more crumbly than chewy as these are healthy-ish cookies with less sugar, fewer carbs and no dairy or eggs. Almond meal and shredded coconut keep it fairly soft without butter. Well suited to plant-based eaters and grain-free, gluten-free folk. 

These chocolate chip coconut cookies are also super easy to make. Mix the batter, shape the cookies in your hands and bake on a tray. Be patient at the end and let them cool down completely if you can.

It’s a perfect, small-batch recipe so you won’t have too many cookies to be tempted by but you can, of course, double the ingredients. Freezer-friendly, too!



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Chocolate Coconut Cookies With Chocolate Chips

Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies (Vegan, Paleo, Gluten-Free)

  • Author:
    Jaja Taboada (Guest Contributor)

  • Prep Time:
    15 minutes

  • Cook Time:
    12 minutes

  • Total Time:
    27 minutes

  • Yield:
    6 1x

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  • Method:

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  • Diet:
    Gluten Free


Learn how to make yummy coconut chocolate chip cookies, perfect to enjoy with a cup of tea! These cookies are gluten-free, grain-free, vegan and paleo-friendly and this is a small batch recipe for 6-8 servings.




  • Preheat the oven to 170 C / 340 F. Line a flat baking tray with parchment paper.
  • Add almond flour, coconut, cocoa powder, cornstarch (or tapioca), salt and baking soda to a large bowl and mix well.
  • Then add the vanilla, maple syrup, water, and chocolate chips and stir well until a thick, slightly sticky batter forms.
  • Using a spoon (if the batter feels too sticky) or with your hands, shape the batter into round cookie balls and then flatten them slightly. They should also flatten a little more while cooking.
  • Place on the parchment paper, leaving a little space between the cookies. Bake for 10-12 minutes at 170 C/ 340 F.
  • Remove the tray from the oven and let the cookies cool down completely or for at least 10 minutes. Enjoy!
  • These coconut chocolate cookies will keep for 5-6 days out of the fridge and longer if refrigerated. Store them in a Tupperware container for freshness.
  • If you like to drizzle the cookies with a little melted chocolate, melt extra chocolate chips in a microwave or a small bowl over boiling or hot water and then drizzle on top. This step is optional and was done for presentation.


  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 319 calories
  • Sugar: 16.9 g
  • Sodium: 210.8 mg
  • Fat: 15.2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 30.1 g
  • Fiber: 4.6 g
  • Protein: 5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.4 mg

Keywords: Cookies, Coconut, Chocolate, Choc Chips, Gluten-Free, Vegan, Paleo

Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Paleo)

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