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Last Updated on November 29, 2020

Look no further, these are the Best Paleo Chocolate chip cookies. Packed with chocolate chips, these are soft and thick with the perfect crumb. Dunk them in a glass of milk and enjoy!

Best Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

When I was fussing about in the kitchen I was intrigued by the idea of adding sweet potato to this recipe and it seriously turned it from ok to AMAZING.

Yes, I had to put that in all bold because that is the only way I can share how darn good these are. Do not skip this step. Yes, I’m talking to all you creative cooks who are shaking their heads wondering why I added something so strange to the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe.

I won’t lie, I ate the entire first batch all by myself.

Look no further, these are the Best Paleo Chocolate chip cookies. Packed with chocolate chips, these are soft and thick with the perfect crumb. Dunk them in a glass of milk and enjoy!

I hid them from my husband and kiddo, how crazy is that?    When Mr. Bejelly and Little finally got a taste – of batch number 2 –  he asked me not to eat them all.

At least I didn’t break that promise.

paleo chocolate chip cookie
Yield: 12

Best Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes



  1. In a bowl combine the sifted coconut flour, salt and baking soda.
  2. In a separate bowl mix the mashed white sweet potato, eggs, palm shortening, vanilla, molasses and maple syrup.
  3. Mix until well blended and then add the coconut flour mixture to it and mix thoroughly.
  4. Lastly add in the chocolate chips.
  5. Roll into walnut size balls and set on your Siplat.
  6. Press the cookies with a small glass and then bake in your oven at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.

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  1. I’m assuming the sweet potato is cooked, then mashed. Does it matter how you cook it – ie does boiling in water end up with too much liquid in the cookie – or maybe it doesn’t matter?

  2. So, I was a bit skeptical when I saw 1/2 cup of coconut flour and only two eggs in the recipe, but I hoped the sweet potatoes would keep the cookies from being dry and crumbly, as can happen with coconut flour. Why did I ever doubt you? These cookies were the perfect amount of sweet and moist. I did replace the shortening with melted butter (didn’t know if it was to be melted or not), and these were AWESOME. You have yet to let me (or, more to the point, my husband who I am generally baking sweets for) down. His response: “That’s a pretty solid cookie.” Ha! Thanks yet again!

      1. I know I’ve already commented on these, but I had to share this story. Yesterday evening, as I was sitting on the couch reading, my husband walked over to me and said, “You know what the best part of this weekend was?”

        Confused, since our weekend had been pretty boring, I asked, “What?”

        His reply: “Cookies. We had cookies. We need more cookies.”

        He was, of course, referencing these cookies. I’m afraid you’ve created a monster with this one. Haha.

  3. Kelly,

    I made these cookies today using butter and honey. YUMMMIEEE!!!

    Thanks a mil. Love your website!

    1. Ha! There is a lot of desserts you can do on the Paleo diet πŸ™‚ I seriously am contemplating making a Paleo fried ice cream after seeing your photos πŸ™‚

  4. I replaced the sweet potato with pumpkin and added an extra tablespoon of maple syrup and a tsp of pumpkin pie spice. Hello, pumpkin cookies!

  5. This looks like the “mother” of ALL paleo chocolate chip cookies! πŸ˜€ Can’t wait to try! Could you use a regular sweet potato? And, OH please create a fried ice-cream!!!! πŸ™‚

  6. These cookies have a great flavor!! I actually prefer these to regular almond flour choc chip recipes that you see. The result was a soft cookie, not crisp or chewy (so good if that’s what you are after!). I made them with white sweet potato and then regular orange sweet potato, both great, the latter had quite an orange colour to them (unsurprisingly). Definitely making again

  7. I used melted butter and canned sweet potato puree and they turned out great, thanks! I haven’t had very much luck with paleo baking recipes so this was my last ditch effort, glad I tried!

  8. This is so creative! Love that they don’t need a lot of sweetener either. These are legit healthy cookies!