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Double Chocolate Fudgy Cookies - These easy delicious cookies are Paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, with nut-free and egg-free options!

I am SOO dang excited to share these with you. Y’all know I love my chocolate and I have been recipe testing for 2 months to get these perfectly fudgy.

I worked hard to find lots of variations that work to meet your dietary needs. These are everything I remember and love in a fudgy cookie – easy to make and deliciously rich!

I love having almond and coconut flour in my cookies, as the healthy fats in them balance out the sugar spike that can happen from regular cookies, but there’s a nut-free option too!

Double Chocolate Fudgy Cookies - These easy delicious cookies are Paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, with nut-free and egg-free options!

Double Chocolate Fudgy Cookies

Autumn @wholefoodfor7
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 12 cookies


  • 1 cup almond flour*
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar*
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup ghee softened, but not melted
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg*
  • 1/2 cup dairy-free chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350. See notes for any needed substitutions.
  • In a medium bowl by hand or with a mixer, mix the dry ingredients.
  • Add the ghee, vanilla, and egg to dry ingredients. If stirring by hand, it might seem like at first that it's too dry, but keep stirring - it will combine to a nice moist dough. If using a mixer, mix until just blended, don't over mix - too much air whipped in will make these crispy and not soft.
  • Stir in chocolate chips. We love 1/4 cup mini chips and 1/4 cup chocolate chunks (both from Enjoy Life Foods), but whatever is great.
  • Line a baking pan with parchment. Scoop out 12 cookies (can be rolled into a ball for thicker cookies or just spooned onto the pan). Bake at 350 for 9-10 minutes. Don't overbake! One of the tricks to deliciously soft cookies is to always slightly underbake them.
  • Cool still on the baking pan for 5 minutes, then move to a cooling rack or onto the counter. Enjoy!
  • These freeze great! Freeze in a sealed container for up to 3 months.


*SUBSTIUTIONS – The recipe above yields the best results and is what I recommend. However, if you need a substitution, here are some options:
  • NUT-FREE: Use ½ cup cassava flour instead of the almond. Make sure to fluff the flour a little before scooping with a fork or spoon, cassava flour gets packed down easily. I don't always love the cassava flour flavor and results, but it works really well in this recipe! I found this brand on Amazon to be the most affordable. If dough is a little dry, you can add up to 1-2 tablespoons more ghee, as cassva flour is more dry.
  • You can use coconut oil instead of ghee, but you will need to freeze the dough for 15 minutes before baking to prevent them from spreading and getting too flat.
  • EGG-FREE: Use 3 tablespoons dairy-free milk instead. It will still work!
  • KETO: Use ¾ cup granulated monk fruit sweetener instead of coconut sugar and sugar-free chocolate chips like Lily's. 
DIPPED COOKIE VARIATION (peppermint optional ) Make the Paleo Double Chocolate Cookies as written above, with the option to use peppermint extract in the cookies instead of vanilla.
I then melted the @walmart Great Value GF/DF White Chocolate Chips (only $3.68, top 8 allergens free, baking aisle) on low on the stove and dipped half the cookie. Optional to sprinkle with crushed candy canes. Chill in fridge until chocolate is solid to the touch.
So easy but these black & white cookies look amazing and are just delicious!


  1. 5 stars
    How are these so simple and so delicious at the same time!?!? I’m in love. They are easy to make, come together with just a few steps, and so delicious!

    • LOVE IT – easy and delicious are what I am all about here. Thank you! 💛

  2. 5 stars
    My family made alllll the noises when they tried these! So delicious and gooey! Thank you for all your hard work putting these awesome recipes together

  3. 5 stars
    So good! A new family favorite! No kids (or husband) knew that they weren’t regular cookies with all the added sugars!

    • I love a good family win! So happy these were a hit in your home, thank you!

  4. 5 stars
    So good I ate the whole first batch myself! As I needed to sub the ghee for coconut oil the second time round, the tip about freezing the dough was really appreciated. I think I’ll do that regardless for future batches – there will definitely be future batches!

    • Hooray! I’m so happy these are ones you want to make again. Thank you!

  5. 5 stars
    These are so amazing! My husband is a cookie snob, only homemade and they gotta be good! He ate like 4 of these right after I made them. We are not gluten free, dairy free, or any of that, I just love using alternative flours and sugars. I have made several of Autumn’s recipes and they are always a home run. I used butter & that was the only change. Do not sleep on this recipe!

    • I’m so happy these were a homerun even with the cookie snob – YES! Thank you!

  6. 5 stars
    These are by far my most favorite paleo cookies ever. You can’t even tell they are paleo. My girls refer to them as the healthy chocolate cookies. Which is awesome because they often ask for/ make these over traditional cookies. So easy to make. Truthfully my 12 year old makes them more often then I do.

    • Woot! Happy these are a highly ranked favorite and how great that your 12 year old makes them!

      • 5 stars
        Made these cookies twice just to make sure they were as good as I thought! My while fanily loves them and I am making ice cream sandwiches with them.

  7. These are unreal. They are the most delicious cookie. I converted my super picky dad with these. And when I first made them I got 20 cookies, 4 adults ate 16 that night. We each had 4. And my friends still talk about how amazing they were. I made them for a pool party and the kids liked them, kids who were ecstatic it was gluten free and were sneaking cookies when their parents weren’t looking. I even had a couple people permanently camped around the plate eating. Everyone will ask you for this recipe. Run don’t walk to your kitchen to make these. If you love chocolate these are basically the craving cure and then some.

    • What a supportive review – thank you! I’m so thrilled this was a such a winner for you!

  8. 5 stars
    I have made these several times and after she said you can freeze them ummmm hello I always have them available! These are such chocolatey goodness!

  9. The BEST chocolate cookies! I have made them on repeat for the last 2 months and everyone loves them. The true test is when non clean eating friends give them rave reviews. Took them to my daughter who shared them with college friends and they raved. High praise indeed!

  10. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious! Rich and fudge-y. Perfect for people who love chocolate.

    • Just made a batch of these tonight – definitely hits the mark for that chocolate lover. Thank you!

  11. 5 stars
    After the cookies are baked can they be frozen?

    • Definitely! We double batch most of my cookies and muffins and then freeze them, so we can pull them out and enjoy for many weeks to come. : )

  12. 5 stars
    Loved this recipe! We added a bit less coconut sugar, but more chocolate chips :D. Also, if you are using a convection oven, you probably only need to cook these for 9 minutes. We did closer to 10 and they aren’t as soft and gooey as they could be.
    Thanks for this recipe!!

  13. I just made these with the keto substitutions. A really yummy, easy recipe!

  14. 5 stars
    I just made these (w/Keto sub) to go with your mint chocolate chip ice cream for our 4th of July dessert, and they are the bomb! This recipe is definitely going in my favorites. Thank you for another great option!

    • I’m so happy these are a new fave! We looove these as the cookie for ice cream sandwiches – so good. Thank you!


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