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Chewy Paleo Almond Cookies | Well and Full | #vegan #plantbased #recipe

Magical Almond Cookies

Chewy and sweet, these paleo almond cookies are completely addicting but deceptively healthy! Vegan, gluten-free, and paleo. RECIPE UPDATED November 2019. The oven I used to develop and test these recipes was hotter than my oven now, so I've updated the cooking time in case your oven is like mine.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Calories 129 kcal


  • 2 Cups Store-Bought Almond Meal
  • 1/3 Cup Maple Syrup
  • 1 1/2 Tbs Coconut Oil melted
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/8 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tbs Water if needed


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a bowl, combine dry ingredients (almond meal, baking soda, salt). Mix well.
  3. In another bowl, combine wet ingredients (maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla). Mix well.
  4. Fold wet ingredients into the dry and mix. The dough should be very sticky and difficult to stir. However, if the cookie dough is impossible to stir, add a maximum of 1 tbs of water.
  5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (this keeps the cookies from sticking!)
  6. To make cookies, shape dough into into little balls, about 1 inch in diameter. Using your hands, press down into flat disks.
  7. Place cookies down on baking sheet with enough space so they're not touching.
  8. Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes (be careful - they can burn easily!!)

  9. Let cookies rest on the baking sheet out of the oven until they are cooled COMPLETELY. It will be tempting, but they keep cooking for a little while they're on the baking sheet, so don't skip this step!

Recipe Notes

  • For this recipe, use store-bought 100% dry almond meal. DO NOT use almond meal from making almond milk unless it is 100% dry and moisture-free. If you use homemade almond meal that is not completely dry, the excess water content prevents the cookies from holding together.
  • The final result should be a chewy, slightly undercooked cookie. Because there are no ingredients like eggs or butter, you don't to worry about the centers spoiling!