soft & cakey chocolate chip cookies

Who knew there were so many cookie monsters out there looking for yet another Paleo chocolate chip cookie?!

A month or so ago, I put the question out there on the ol’ Instagram-averse to see if there was any interest and it was an overwhelming “YES PLEASE!” Which was mind blowing. If you Google “paleo chocolate chip cookies” you know how many links come up? So MANY! Biggest difference here I suppose is the fact that there is only ONE flour involved, that being Otto’s Cassava Flour. Paleo baking made so much easier!

A remake of a family favorite I used to make years ago, and they turned out really nice. All the cookie monsters here that tested them enjoyed them quite a bit!

As a note, you’ll notice the color here is darker than a traditional chocolate chip cookie. I love using maple sugar in place of granulataed sugar and since it is such a beautiful amber color naturally, it lends to the golden color of this cookie. Not to mention that there is also coconut sugar involved, also naturally a dark amber color. All good, the taste is terrific and your taste buds aren’t going to even know that there’s a color difference.

There are a couple options in the baking of this cookie. IF you prefer a cakey, soft cookie. Refrigerating the dough is a must. IF you enjoy a flatter cookie that ends up being a bit crisp as it cools, bake without refrigeration. Your choice and equally delicious either way!

Hope all you cookie monsters enjoy this fun recipe. Please tag us if you make it over on Instagram – we LOVE seeing other folks making our recipes so much!

Yes! It's another PALEO CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE! Our variation is soft and cakey, NUT FREE and oh so delicious. Calling all Paleo cookies monsters out there! A one flour cookie recipe you'll find your taste buds craving again & again!

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soft & cakey chocolate chip cookies

  • Servings: 24-26 large cookies
  • Difficulty: easy
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yet another paleo, cakey chocolate chip cookie



  • 1 ¾ cups Otto’s Cassava Flour
  • ½ tsp Redmond Real Salt
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¾ cup grass fed butter, softened (can sub organic shortening or ghee)
  • ¾ cup maple sugar
  • ¾ cup coconut sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1-1½ cups chocolate chips


  1. In a small bowl, add cassava flour, salt and baking soda, whisk to combine and set aside.
  2. In a stand mixer with whisk attachment or large bowl with a hand mixer, add butter & mix just to loosen it up a bit. Toss in sugars and mix until well combined.
  3. Add eggs one at a time, mixing after each till well incorporated. Add vanilla, mix well.
  4. Add flour mixture to wet ingredients, mixing until well combined then adding in chocolate chips with a final mix to combine.
  5. Scoop dough into ping pong ball sized dough balls and refrigerate for 20 minutes. While chilling, preheat oven to 325°. Once chilled, place on baking sheet lined with parchment about 2″ apart. Bake approximately 14-16 minutes or until just golden brown and middle is set. If you like a crisper cookie, no need to refrigerate. Simply bake in a preheated 325° oven for 11-13 minutes or until just golden and middle is set. These will spread a bit more as they bake and crisp up a bit as they cool.
  6. Once baked, let set for a few minutes on baking sheet then remove to cooling rack to finish cooling. Leftovers can be stored at room temperature in an air tight container.


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  7. I was really excited to try a new chocolate chip cookie recipe. I don’t know if I did something wrong but I tried doubling this recipe and it did not turn out great. The cookies came out with a sandy texture. Maybe try this recipe first by not doubling it.

    • Hi there Lorette, sorry for the delay in responding & sorry this recipe didn’t work out for you. It sound like they baked up a bit dry, which with cassava flour, can happen if there’s even a couple tbsp too much used. Not sure how you measured it, but it’s important to “fluff & spoon” it into a measuring cup rather than scooping it out of the bag. If you end up trying them again, I’d suggest even trying a half batch. Hope that helps out! ~Michelle

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