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These coconut flour chocolate chip cookies are made with 8 simple ingredients and turn out perfect every time. They’re chewy, full of chocolate and naturally gluten-free!

Love paleo desserts? You’ve got to try these paleo brownies, gluten-free biscotti, and this healthy cookie dough.

a coconut flour chocolate chip cookie broken in half with melted chocolate in the middle
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Today, I bring you the best coconut flour chocolate chip cookie. It’s chewy, it’s easy and it’s filled with dark chocolate chunks. Bonus points if you add sea salt on top!

  • Nut butter (swap for tahini if you’re nut free)
  • Coconut oil
  • Coconut sugar: this is refined sugar free and easy to find in grocery store. You can also use any coconut sugar substitute.
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Coconut flour
  • Dark chocolate (Lily’s brand is best for low carb option)

Need more gluten-free cookies? Try gluten-free biscotti, smores cookie bars, or oat flour chocolate chip cookies.

three coconut flour chocolate chip cookies stacked on top of each other

I bet you still want to eat cookies if you are nut free! I wanted to offer you a cookie that’s nut free because a lot of baked goods are made with almond flour.

What nut or seed butter to use in coconut flour chocolate chip cookies

Cashew butter is an excellent nut butter because it’s mild in flavor. But, almond butter and peanut butter are great options. Nut-free option: sunflower butter or tahini! Tahini (which has a stronger flavor).

a batch of coconut flour chocolate chip cookies cooling on parchment paper

Tips for baking with coconut flour

Can you use coconut flour instead of almond flour for cookies?

No, you can’t swap coconut flour for almond flour (or all-purpose flour) in recipes. Coconut flour absorbs A LOT of moisture so if you try to swap them evenly they will likely be very dry.

Is coconut flour good for baking?

Coconut flour is very healthy, especially if you follow a grain free or low carb diet. It’s high in fiber, protein and healthy fats.

Is coconut flour good for keto?

Coconut flour is a great flour alternative for a low carb or keto diet. If you eat low carb and want to bake nut free, coconut flour is a great option.

Make them low carb

Swap the coconut sugar for 1/4 cup Natvia or Erythritol.

keto coconut flour chocolate chip cookies cooling next to a bar of dark chocolate

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Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Coconut flour chocolate chip cookies are an easy, chewy and healthy cookie recipe! This recipe is paleo so it’s naturally gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar free. In just one bowl and a few minutes you can the best coconut flour cookies.

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Servings: 8 cookies


  • 1/2 cup nut butter (i used cashew)
  • ¼ cup coconut oil solid and slightly softened
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 egg room temperature
  • 1 egg yolk room temperature
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup chopped dark chocolate (Lily's brand is best for low carb option) plus more for topping
  • flaky sea salt for topping optional


  • Preheat oven to 350ºF and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silpat mat. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl with a hand mixer or a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together the coconut oil, nut butter and coconut sugar until smooth. Add the egg, egg yolk and vanilla and mix until smooth, 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the baking soda, salt, and coconut flour to the wet ingredients and mix until incorporated. Stir in dark chocolate or chocolate chips.
  • Use a large tablespoon or cookie scoop and place cookie dough 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet. Top each cookie with extra chocolate chunks then sprinkle with flaky sea salt if desired. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until they turn golden brown.
  • Allow to cool for 5-7 minutes on the cookie sheet, then transfer to wire rack to cool completely. Top with more flaky sea salt if desired.
Last step! If you make this, please leave a review letting us know how it was!


Keto option: swap coconut sugar for 1/4 cup Erythritol 
Carbs in the low carb option: 8g
How to store: store in an air tight container for up to one week or in the freezer for up to 3 months.



Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 244kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 4.7g | Fat: 16.6g | Cholesterol: 31.7mg | Sodium: 211.4mg | Fiber: 2.8g | Sugar: 15.1g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. Jaima Jones says:

    5 stars
    I loved this recipe when I did Keto a few years ago. I recently rediscovered it and love it just as much, maybe even more than I did before. I use Lily’s semisweet chocolate chips and substitute the coconut sugar with 1/4 cup granulated Swerve and 1/4 cup brown Swerve. I also replaced the coconut oil with a 50/50 blend of coconut oil and ghee.
    They’re amazing.

    1. Molly Thompson says:

      Love this! Thank you for sharing!

  2. Nyssa says:

    5 stars
    Update! Just finished making these for a second time this week and they are SO incredible! Seriously my new favorite cookie. So tender, chewy and flavorful. They disappeared so quickly! 🙂 The first time I used ghee instead of coconut oil and they turned out great.
    Instead of using a mixer I processed all the wet ingredients together in a food processor and then moved to a bowl to stir in the dry ingredients – turned out perfectly! And definitely recommend adding the extra chocolate and sea salt on top – it takes the cookie to a whole new level ??

    1. Molly Leonard says:

      Ahh yes!! That makes me so happy! I’ll have to try the food processor. A friend of mine also tested it using honey instead of coconut sugar and said they turned out great too:)

    2. Debra says:

      1 star
      I did exactly as instructed and ended up with an oily mess, no binder, not enough flour.

      1. Molly Thompson says:

        Hey Debra! The batter is a bit oily before you bake them but once they’re in the oven they turn out perfectly everytime I’ve tested them. Hope you give them another try!

  3. Nyssa says:

    This photos are stunning and the recipe looks amazing! I’m definitely going to make them ASAP! ??✨

    1. Molly Leonard says:

      Thanks, Nyssa! ❤️Let me know what you think!!