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Chocolate Coconut Almond Cookies – Gluten Free and Dairy Free

Chocolate Coconut Almond Cookies – Gluten Free and Dairy Free

These delicious cookies are adapted from paleo Samoas by Elana's pantry.  Paleo Samoas certainly satisfied my desire for a delicate cookie with chocolate and coconut, without a lot of work.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword dairy free, gluten free, paleo
Author Nerdy Millennial


  • 2 cups almond meal/flour
  • ½ cup shredded coconut
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil melted
  • 1 ½ cups dairy nut, & soy free chocolate chips (I prefer enjoylife brand)
  • Recommended: parchment paper


  • In your blender of food processor, combine the almond meal, coconut, and baking soda. Add the wet ingredients and pulse until a dough forms. You may need to scrape the sides and pulse a few times to get all the ingredients mixed together.
  • Place the dough in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes (overnight is fine.)
  • When you're ready to bake the cookies, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Meanwhile, line cookie pans or sheet pans with parchment paper. Roll dough into balls – about a tablespoon at a time – and press down between your hands or on parchment paper, until you have circles that are roughly ¼ inch thick.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes until golden brown. Allow the cookies to cool. Meanwhile, in a microwave safe bowl, heat the chocolate chips for 1-2 minutes until melted, stirring occasionally.
  • Drop about a teaspoon on each cookie and spread to cover the tops. Top chocolate with shredded coconut if desired. Allow to cool until chocolate is solid.