Paleo Almond Joy Cookies recipe made with shredded coconut, almond flour, almonds, and chocolate. They are a grain-free, Paleo treat!

Um, yes, hi! You need to make these delicious Paleo Almond Joy Cookies ASAP… if you know what’s good for you. 🙂

These cookies are gooey, coconutty, chocolatey, almond-full tasty treats that are dairy-free, grain-free, gluten-free, and Paleo.

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Basically, shredded coconut + almond flour and full almonds + chocolate = these Paleo Almond Joy Cookies.

They are little coconut cookie delights that are a little bit tooooo good.

As in, there will be none left by the end of the day good.

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I’m not going to lie, the idea to make these Paleo Almond Joy cookies came to me AFTER seeing a similar cookie on my Pinterest.

I was intrigued when I saw this delicious looking coconut, almond, chocolate cookie on my Pinterest feed.

But when I looked at the recipe, it had sweetened shredded coconut and condensed milk. Which didn’t work for me.

So, obviously, I had to make my own Paleo version.

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I mixed together unsweetened shredded coconut, almond flour, coconut flour and baking soda together.

And then I separately mixed together maple syrup, vanilla, coconut oil, and eggs.

Then, I mixed the two mixtures together, folded in some chocolate chips, and topped the cookies with whole almonds. Easy Peasy.

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These bad boys are good warm out of the oven, or cold. It doesn’t matter because they are soft and gooey any time.

With the amount that I have incorporated coconut into my life (coconut milk, coconut oil, coconut flour, coconut cream), I am surprised that I had not thought to make a coconut chocolate chip cookie sooner!

I hope you enjoy them as much as I did! 

And if almond joys are your thing, check out these amazing looking Paleo Almond Joy bars from Tessa the Domestic Diva.

Paleo Almond Joy Cookies (GF)| Perchance to Cook,
Paleo Almond Joy Cookies (GF)| Perchance to Cook,
Paleo Almond Joy Cookies (GF)| Perchance to Cook,

Paleo Almond Joy Cookies (GF)

Paleo Almond Joy Cookies recipe. Made with shredded coconut, almond flour, almonds, and chocolate. They are a GF, grain-free, paleo treat.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 44 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Gluten-free, Paleo
Servings 15
Calories 206 kcal



  • In a medium bowl, mix 1/2 cup maple syrup, 1 tsp vanilla, and 1 egg together with a fork, whisk, or handheld electric mixer until mixed. Then add 1/4 cup melted coconut oil and mix again until the mixture thickens.
  • In a second bowl, mix 1 cup almond flour, 1 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut, 2 Tbs coconut flour, 1/2 tsp baking soda, and 1/4 tsp salt together with a fork.
  • Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix with a fork. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Put the batter into the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and cover a cookie sheet in wax paper or a silicon cookie sheet liner.
  • Scoop out 1 tablespoon – golf ball sized scoops of the dough and roll it around in your hands to make a ball. Place the cookie dough on the cookie sheet and press down a little to flatten them. Top each cookie with one full almond.
  • Bake the cookies for 12- 14 minutes. (I cooked mine for 13.5 minutes), then let the cookies sit on the cookie sheet for 2 minutes before removing.


Calories: 206kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 3gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.001gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 86mgPotassium: 86mgFiber: 3gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 16IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 34mgIron: 1mg
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