Paleo Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cookies (Gluten-Free)
The ultimate soft-batch style thick chocolate chip cookies with hints of strawberry flavor. All while being paleo, grain-free, gluten-free, and dairy-free.
You have got to try these Paleo Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cookies!
For so many reasons! But most important, they are quite honestly the best cookies that I have made in a very very long time, Paleo or not.
They are soft-batch style thick chocolate chip cookies with hints of strawberry flavor. And they are melt-in-your-mouth delicious… all while being paleo, grain-free, gluten-free, and dairy-free. 🙂
I had to stop myself from eating the whole pan of these Paleo Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cookies.
I couldn’t believe how great the texture was, especially since it’s a Paleo cookie recipe!
Ooeey gooey chocolate chip cookie heaven, if you ask me. 🙂
I’m so glad they worked out that way! I was recipe testing to make a Valentine’s Day chocolate chip cookie and the idea to make a strawberry chocolate chip cookie came to mind.
To me fruit and chocolate together are a bit romantic, so why not?!
I decided to use freeze dried strawberries here because I wanted to get pure strawberry flavor, but without dealing with the wetness of raw strawberries.
I’m all about raw strawberries in cakes but I was worried that in cookies it could affect a classic cookie texture.
Anyways, it worked out really well!
I put some freeze dried strawberries into a food processor to turn it into a “dust” of sorts and mixed that into the cookie batter.
Then, I mixed in some chunks of the freeze dried strawberries into the batter with the chocolate chips to add a bit of color and texture.
And with all that strawberry, you’d think these cookies must have a very strong strawberry flavor BUT they don’t at all.
The strawberry flavor here is very subtle.
I think that is because of the use of coconut sugar, and coconut oil here, which has it’s own flavor. And also the chocolate chips really melt into the batter while cooking, so the chocolate chip flavor really does take over.
I’d honestly say that these taste like BOMB chocolate chip cookies with a hint of strawberry.
If you are curious where to get freeze dried strawberries…. you can get them on Nuts.com, at Trader Joes, at Publix, at Wholefoods, and on Amazon. They are actually way easier to find than you’d expect.
I love eating freeze dried strawberries like candy.
I can seriously eat the whole bag in one sitting! And I don’t even feel guilty about it because it’s only strawberries!
Oh and one more thing! I had a friend and her husband taste- test these cookies juuuuust to make sure my husband and I’s taste boods were accurate in our love of these cookies and she told me that these are the best cookies that I had ever made her try.
Time to get baking! Or add these to your Valentine’s/ Galentine’s Day to-do list. 🙂 🙂
Paleo Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cookies (GF)
Cookie Dough Ingredients:
- In one bowl, beat the coconut sugar and melted coconut oil together with a hand-held mixer until well mixed. Add the egg and vanilla and mix. Set aside.
- Put 3/4 cup of freeze dried strawberries into a food processor and mix until it turns into dust, this results in about ½ cup of freeze dried strawberry powder.
- In another bowl, add the almond flour, coconut flour, 1/2 cup of freeze dried strawberry powder, tapioca flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix with a fork.
- Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Add the cookie mix-ins: 1 cup of chocolate chips and ½ cup freeze dried strawberries cut into chunks, and stir. Chill the dough for 1 hour in the refrigerator.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
- Take about 1.5 tablespoons of the dough and roll it into balls. Put the balls of dough onto the lined cookie sheet.
- Bake the cookies for 10 minutes, until golden brown. Let the cookies cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes. Then move the cookies to a cooling rack to cool.
- Note: (You may have to bake these in two batches if they don’t all fit on the pan).
- Makes 20 cookies.
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