Make way for the best double chocolate paleo cookies! Yes, the best! These chocolate collagen cookies are crisp on the outside, yet chewy on the inside - the ultimate cookie texture. In addition, these healthy collagen cookies are nut free, grain free, gluten free and higher in protein than your average cookie.
I felt that my blog was lacking in paleo chocolate cookie recipes. Not to be confused with chocolate chip cookies...I've got plenty of those. But, I figured a gluten free, double chocolate cookie recipe was in order and these beauties were what came into existence.
So, if you're looking for a healthy cookie recipe that is:
- gluten free
- easily made keto
- dairy free
- nut free
- healthy (well, for a cookie)
Then, my friends, I've got you covered. This soft baked collagen cookie recipe is made with simple, healthy ingredients. They are nut free, dairy free and can easily be made keto by substituting the coconut sugar for a sugar-free alternative (like monk fruit).
So, let's dive into the recipe...
These paleo double chocolate cookies are made with simple, grain free and dairy free ingredients. Since they contain chocolate collagen they are higher in protein and lower in sugar than your average cookie. Which, is great if you're looking for a cookie that contains more nutrition and healthier ingredients.
- sunflower seed butter (or any creamy nut butter)
- egg (no egg substitution has been tested)
- vanilla extract
- collagen (any flavor works)
- coconut sugar (monk fruit for keto)
- cocoa powder
- baking soda
- dark chocolate chips
I chose to make these cookies nut free by using sunflower seed butter. However, any creamy nut or seed butter will work. For instance, almond butter, cashew butter or peanut butter.
The collagen is a key ingredient in this recipe. I used Ancient Nutrition chocolate collagen, but any type of collagen should work. I don't recommend skipping this ingredient.
These chocolate cookies are made with coconut sugar. But, any granulated sweetener or sugar will work as a replacement. My go-to substitute would be monk fruit (the only sugar-free sweetener I like). Substituting with a sugar free sweetener will make these cookies keto friendly.
How to Make Chocolate Collagen Cookies
These easy-to-make cookies are made in one bowl and ready to eat in under 30 minutes! 20 if you're extra quick at mixing up the batter 😉
One of the best things about these cookies? The batter doesn't require any refrigeration! Which, is often necessary in getting just the right cookie texture. But not for these babies!
First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine all wet ingredients. Add in dry ingredients, except chocolate chips, and mix. Then, fold chocolate chips into the batter. Note: the dough tends to be quite greasy. But trust me, it works! These cookies are absolutely wonderful, despite the unappealing cookie dough appearance.
Scoop the dough onto a baking sheet. The cookies should be about one tablespoon in size, making one dozen cookies.
Next, place the cookies in the oven and bake at 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes. After baking, let the cookies cool a couple minutes on the baking sheet, then transfer to a wire cooling rack.
The cookies should hold together well and have a crispy outer texture and chewy inner texture.
Oh, and did I mention these cookies are 100% kid approved?! Yes, my boys couldn't keep their hand off.
Paleo Cookie Recipes
Looking for more Paleo cookie recipes? Check these out:
- Tigernut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Allergy Free Gingersnap Cookies
- Paleo Snickerdoodle Cookies
- Grain Free Cranberry Pecan Cookies
Chocolate Collagen Cookies (Paleo, Nut Free)
- Prep Time: 10 min
- Cook Time: 12 min
- Total Time: 22 minutes
- Yield: 1 dozen cookies 1x
These are the ultimate crispy, chewy chocolate Paleo cookies. Made with collagen, nut free, dairy free, grain free and absolutely delicious.
- ½ cup sunflower seed butter (salted)
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ¼ cup collagen*
- ¼ cup coconut sugar (monk fruit for keto)
- 3 Tbsp cocoa powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ⅛ tsp salt
- ¼ cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine sunflower seed butter, egg and vanilla.
- Add in remaining ingredients, except chocolate chips. Mix well.
- Fold chocolate chips into the dough**
- Scoop dough onto baking sheet (about 1 Tbsp dough per cookie).
- Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes.
- Remove from oven, cool a couple minutes, then transfer to wire cooling rack.
*I used Ancient Nutrition chocolate collagen, but any brand/flavor should work as a replacement. Use the discount code BAKEITPALEO to save on any Ancient Nutrition purchase.
**Dough is quite oily - but it works!
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My family and I love these collage cookies! Hope you all do too!