Cookie Dough
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This healthy cookie dough recipe is an edible paleo cookie dough that you’ll want to prepare on a regular basis!

This vegan cookie dough is rich, sweet, and tastes just like mom’s chocolate chip cookie dough. It’s also completely safe to consume and guilt-free.

Why Is This Recipe So Delicious?


If there is one universal fact in this world, I believe it is that everyone likes cookie dough. To be honest, I’m not even a huge chocolate chip cookie fan!

They’re okay, and if they’re around, I’ll absolutely eat them. Sure, I want them! But do you know what I’d prefer?

The cookie batter with chocolate chips. Oh, mother.

My hubby will request my paleo healthy cookie dough recipe at least twice a week if there’s one universally recognized reality in my family.

I can’t say I blame him: it’s rich and sweet, the texture is great, the vanilla is intoxicating, there are lots of chocolate chips, and you (read: I) can whip it up in just a few minutes.

I don’t blame him in the least.

This paleo and vegan cookie dough recipe is also tasty and completely safe to eat uncooked! There are no eggs, thus there is no risk of salmonella.

You may gorge your prego self (I’m looking at you… wait, I’m talking about myself) on a bowl without feeling guilty.

To prepare this healthy cookie dough recipe, simply combine a few ingredients in a mixing bowl and voila! Dessert is ready, dear friends! My son enjoys it, my husband enjoys it, and I enjoy it… This paleo cookie dough recipe will not drive anyone crazy.

Impossible. In fact, it may increase your family’s love for you. Slash earn some brownie points since your pals booked another brunch this weekend and you bought a new outfit that you really, really needed and it was on sale, so you were basically gaining money by buying it and…

This is not a factual story.

Let’s chat about this deliciously nutritious cookie dough!

Can I use regular flour instead of almond flour?

You can, but you’ll have to experiment with the flour substitutes you use. If you’re not following the paleo diet, oat flour could be used instead of almond flour.

You’ll have to work a little more if you’re paleo. Perhaps some cassava flour and a little extra coconut flour! 1/2 cup cassava flour, 1/4 cup arrowroot, and 1/2 cup coconut flour might do the trick!

Is it possible to bake this recipe?

You can do it, but it’s not going to work out very well for you. My friend, stick to spoonfuls!

Is this gluten-free and grain-free vegan cookie dough?

Yes, absolutely!

What is the shelf life of this paleo cookie dough?

It’ll keep for a few days, but I’m not sure how long you’ll be able to resist eating it…


  • Add a couple of teaspoons of peanut butter to the mix. Trust me.
  • Add some chopped walnuts for some added crunch.
  • For a vegan cookie dough variation of my favorite cookie, replace the chocolate chips with white chocolate chips and add some macadamia nuts.
  • To make a double chocolate chip cookie dough, add 1-2 teaspoons cocoa powder.
  • Add a few tablespoons of unsweetened shredded coconut for a little extra oomph.

If you’re allergic to nuts, try replacing the almond flour with one of the following flours:

  • a half cup of coconut flour
  • 1 cup. tapioca flour

To compensate for the absorbency of the coconut flour, you may need to add a little more liquid: try your favorite alternative milk or a little more coconut oil.

If you try this recipe, make sure to let the vegan dough rest for about 5 minutes to help the tapioca starch level out.

To make this low-carb or keto-friendly cookie dough

See the notes for keto-friendly foods to use in this sweet treat! Because it’s not particularly low in net carbs, you might want to store it for a night when your macros allow it. Per serving (1/4 of the recipe), there are 5g net carbohydrates.

How do you make it?

  1. It couldn’t be easier: just combine all of the ingredients!
  2. Simply combine all of the ingredients, except the chocolate chips, in a mixing bowl.
  3. Stir in the chocolate chips after the vegan cookie dough foundation is smooth.

Cookie Dough

5 minutes to prepare
0 minutes to cook
5 minutes total

This cookie dough recipe is an edible paleo cookie dough that you’ll want to prepare on a regular basis! This vegan dough is rich, sweet, and tastes just like mom’s chocolate chip cookie dough. It’s also completely safe to consume and guilt-free.



  • 1 cup almond flour
  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • 5 tablespoons pure maple syrup ¼ cup + 1 tablespoon
  • 3 tablespoons refined coconut oil melted
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract see Notes
  • 2 large pinches sea salt
  • ¼ cup dairy-free chocolate chips


  • Medium bowl
  • Large spoon or silicone spatula


  1. All of the ingredients, except the chocolate chips, should be thoroughly mixed.
  2. Add chocolate chips and mix well. Serve immediately or chill.


  • Keep in an airtight jar in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Before serving, bring to room temperature.
  • Extract of Vanilla: This dough tastes rich and vanilla-y thanks to the 1 tablespoon vanilla, but you can use less if you want.
  • Make it Keto/Low Carb: Use the ingredients listed below…
    -14 cup Lily’s Stevia Sweetened Baking Chips
  • -12 cup almond flour – 4 teaspoons Lakanto Maple Flavored Syrup
  • -12 tablespoon sugar-free vanilla extract
  • -3 tablespoons refined coconut oil

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1serving, Calories: 389kcal, Carbohydrates: 32g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 26g, Saturated Fat: 11g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 201mg, Potassium: 477mg, Fiber: 9g, Sugar: 19g, Calcium: 101mg, Iron: 3mg, Erythritol: 1g, Net Carbs: 22g