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Chocolate Chip Cookies | Gluten Free + Paleo Friendly Option

Hello my gorgeous friends! It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time for cookies. I mean really though it’s always time for cookies … but still! Cookies!

I wish I was one of those bloggers that could write you a beautiful flowery description why these are the bomb dot com when it comes to cookies but let’s be real. These are just a delightful vessel for chocolate. I mean sure we could just grab a handful of chocolate chips {which I do … all the time} but it doesn’t come with peanuts or maple syrup or butter.  These do. Hence they win and are hitting the interwebz.

I’m actually really picky when it comes to cookies. I want first and foremost a chocolate vessel {duh}. Secondly, they can’t be too sweet – Metro HATES overly sweet cookies and I’m not a fan of them either. Thirdly they can’t be messy. I like a soft but it can hold its self together cookie. That way I can easily eat it and game if I want to without worrying about a million and 600 crumbs all over the place/my keyboard. And lastly they have to be easy + quick to make. I don’t want to spend a million hours in the kitchen making them, cleaning the dishes, and waiting for them to bake. The faster I can get to eating these and back to life the happier of a proverbial camper I’m going to be.

Is it still proverbial camper if I’m playing a camping and/or survival game? I’m playing Conan Exiles right now and it feels like I’m camping … so am I literal happier camper? Curious minds are curious about this I know, I KNOW.

And you’d think my must have list would be an easy order to fill — but it’s not. It’s really, really not. They’re all either too sweet, too crumbly or have a really weird texture.  So on that note, let me introduce you to our cookie of the moment! I say “of the moment” because I’m bound to change my mind next month or something and come up with another ultimate cookie.

A Few Cookie Making Notes:
– I used a #70 cookie scoop to make these because we like smaller cookies. They bake better and a bit quicker and are also way easier to eat + game at the same time with. Also I can sneak one with my morning coffee and I don’t feel too guilty because of how cute and small they are!

– I used peanuts {dry roasted, unsalted} but if you don’t like peanuts you can really add any nut you like! I’d just suggest chopping them up to about the size of peanuts. Some good alternative are: walnuts, cashews, almonds, + pecans.

– If you’re eating a Paleo lifestyle and don’t do peanuts or butter you can like mentioned above substitute out the peanuts for a paleo friendly nut and you can substitute the butter out for melted coconut oil!

– DO NOT skimp on your maple syrup quality. Don’t put that imitation maple syrup wanna-be crap in these cookies. Use the good stuff! It’ll make a better cookie flavor + texture wise. Plus, it’s healthier for you. Also, maybe while you’re at it…toss the crap maple syrup? You’ll thank me the next time you have French Toast or waffles.

– You can use whatever chocolate chips you like – around here we use dark chocolate because well, it’s not overly sweet. But totally feel free to use your favorite brand/type!

Chocolate Chip Cookies | Gluten Free + Paleo Friendly Option |

Chocolate Chips Cookies | Gluten Free + Paleo

  • Author: complex13
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 10-14 min
  • Total Time: 25 min
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Baking



  • 1.5 cups Almond Flour
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/23/4 cup chocolate chips {or more!}
  • 1/2 cup dry roasted, unsalted peanuts {or favorite nut}
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon


  1. PreHeat your oven to 350 {F}
  2. In a large bowl add all your ingredients – making sure to sift your almond flour in to ensure there isn’t any clumps of almond flour and that it’s a fine, even constinacney.
  3. Mix everything well and using a cookie scoop or a spoon scoop cookies onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
  4. Pat the cookie dough down a little as these won’t spread out! I usually wet my fingers a little and press down on them.
  5. Bake in Oven for 10-14 minutes, until the edge are golden brown and the tops of the cookies are just starting to turn golden brown.
  6. Let cool and enjoy!

And that’s it for todays “baking with Complex” episode. I hope you guys are having a stellar day and if you’re not … go make some cookies, it’ll be a wayyyyyyy better day after!



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