I have a serious addiction to sweets!  And cookies!  And, well almost any dessert really.  I also lack self control when I start eating them, so although I have made these delicious treats to share with you, I would advice you not to make them as often as I do (although I’m not sure that I’m comfortable telling you how often that is) but also be sure to take them to parties because I guarantee they’ll be a hit (and a much healthier option than many of other treats you’ll find floating around the room).  And now that I’ve shared with you my hidden addiction, I would also like to let you know that starting tomorrow I’m going to give the Whole30 a go.  If you haven’t heard about it you can check out their website Whole9, or read the book It Starts With Food.  I’ve decided to try it for a few reasons.  I really enjoy eating paleo, but I’ve never been 100% paleo 100% of the time.  And I don’t plan on going 100% long term because I don’t think it’s realistic or sustainable, but I do think 30 days at it will teach me a lot about my diet and what works best for my body.  As you’ve seen above, I still struggle with sugar cravings, so I’m hoping to overcome that somewhat, and I’m also hoping to lose a little weight, gain energy and improve performance in my sport.  I’ll let you know how I’m going with it over the next 30 days and be sure to post some of the great meals I eat.  And don’t worry, although I won’t be eating any paleo cookies and cakes during the next 30 days, I do have some up my sleeve I’ll be sure to share with you guys!

  • 1 & 1/2 cups almond meal
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. In a medium bowl mix together almond meal, baking soda and salt
  3. In a small bowl mix together honey, coconut oil, egg and vanilla
  4. Then add the mixtures together and combine well, once combined mix in the chocolate chips
  5. Roll into small balls and press onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper
  6. Bake for 13 minutes
Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 13 minutes | Number of Servings: 12 cookies


  1. I love your blog! And I can attest that these cookies are super delicious! I know if you eat too many that’s not good but a few in moderation and you don’t have to feel guilty.

  2. You can totally do it! Just one and you will notice so many awesome things about your body. I’ve been getting PR’s in WODs left and right. Hey random question- where are you from in Cali?

    • Thanks Marge, I’m excited about doing it. Would love to get some new PRs! I’m from northern California, Sacramento/Stockton area. Are you from California?

      • What a small world! I’m from a small town just east of Stockton in Calaveras County. I went to Fresno State but had several friends that went to UOP. What high school did you go to? This is so awesome! Paleo connects people from all over the place.

      • That is crazy! I’m from a small town in Sacramento county called Isleton. And I graduated from UOP in 2008.

  3. Om Nom Nom…..just made them.thank

  4. I just made these and had to adapt them because they were SO dry! my first tester just crumbled apart so I added some almond milk and finally another egg. Any advice? Is there a difference between almond meal and almond flour? I have almond flour….maybe that’s my problem?

    • Oh no really?! I’ve made them a few times and have never had any problems. Maybe take out a tiny bit of all the dry ingredients, add a little water and exclude the egg (I did that once because I was out and they came out nice and chewy). So try 1 & 1/4 cups almond meal/flour, 1/4 tsp baking soda, 1/4 tsp salt and 2 tsp water and no egg. Let me know if that helps!

      • Thank you for the tips but it was my mistake. AHHH!! I was making paleo banana bread from Elana’s Pantry this morning and had the same outcome, very dry and crumbly. I was convinced I was using the wrong kind of almond flour and checkout the bag only to find out I had been using coconut flour both times! They are in the same type of bag. I need to slow down a bit when baking ;) . I will definitely be trying these again though!

      • Oh good! I was second guessing myself on this one. Let me know how they turn out :)

  5. Hi there
    what can I use instead of almond meal?
    My daughter is allergic to nuts thats all..

  6. was just reading your earlier comments lol
    I see you can use flour! what about spelt flour? can I use this?

  7. Made these last night to bring to a weekend event with fellow Paleo-challengers, and they turned out great! Stuck a little to the waxed paper, so the first batch I made is a little crunchier, but overall great recipe! Thanks : )

  8. Just made these and they turned out great. Just curious, do you know the nutrition facts on these by chance?? I wanna know how many I can get away with eating without feeling guilty haha. Thanks :)

    • I’m glad you liked them! I don’t know the nutritional info, but you could type the ingredients into calorie king or myfitnesspal and figure it out I think

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