I’m kinda on a homemade chocolate cookie kick lately, as I’m sure you can tell.

There’s been a few more cookies on this blog in the last few weeks than I usually have. But don’t worry- I won’t bombard you with cookies.

But I do want to share this one recipe with you. Paleo Cardamom Chocolate Chip Cookies.

A total classic.


Why am I sharing this recipe with you when there are a million other chocolate chip cookies out there in cookbooks and on websites and blogs? Well, silly, it’s because chocolate chip cookies are like the little black dress of fashion. You never know when you’re gunna need it and it’s always fun to have one on hand- in case of emergency.

Know what I mean?

These cookies are made without gluten, dairy, soy and grains. Plus, they’re vegan so you can surely serve these babies to your family and friends (or just keep all 10 for yourself to enjoy).


With the warmer weather coming our way and Memorial Day a month away- it’s time to get thinking about what you’re going to serve those BBQ guests.

Did I hear someone say ice cream sandwiches? Mmmmm hmmmm. You betcha; these are going to make awesome ice cream sandwiches this summer. Almond milk or coconut milk ice cream sandwiched between two of these babies is gunna bee heaven on Earth. But, until the temps hit 90 degrees- let’s stick with some warm, protein-packed and flavorful cookies.

O ya, did I mention there’s cardamom and cinnamon in this recipe, too? They’re so unique and you’re going to adore them.




Try to buy everything organic. Here’s why: The Benefits of Eating Organic.

Paleo Cardamom Chocolate Chip Cookies {Grain-Free, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free}
Serves: 10
Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Paleo, Grain-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Author: Amie Valpone
Recipe type: Entree


  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 1/8 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 3 Tbsp. organic coconut oil melted
  • 2 Tbsp. pure organic maple syrup you can also use honey
  • 1 3/4 tsp. pure vanilla extract you can also use almond extract
  • 1 tsp. almond milk
  • 4 Tbsp. dairy-free chocolate chips you can also use finely chopped chocolate pices


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine almond meal, sea salt, baking soda, ground cardamom and ground cinnamon. Add melted coconut oil, organic maple syrup, vanilla extract and almond milk. Add in more almond milk if needed. Mix well to combine; add chocolate chips and mix again.
  4. Using a teaspoon, scoop dough onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. Remove from the oven; set aside (and keep cooking on the baking sheet) for 10-12 minutes. Serve.

Nutrition Facts
Paleo Cardamom Chocolate Chip Cookies {Grain-Free, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free}
Amount Per Serving
Calories 142 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Sodium 42mg2%
Potassium 7mg0%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 3g6%
Calcium 36mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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  1. Hi! These look delish! What is the texture like? Do they crumble easily? Has anyone tried adding an egg white?

  2. It has been recommended that my daughter go wheat, corn and quinoa free. I would like to make this cookie recipe for both her and I to eat, however I am allergic to coconut. What would you suggest as a substitute in the recipe for the coconut oil?

  3. 5 stars
    These cookies are worth making! After combining the ingredients, I couldn’t resist “the taste test” ————-O.M.G. delicious! Since my husband doesn’t like cinnamon and I didn’t have cardamon, I left them both out. Still this batter doesn’t disappoint. 🙂 Will make a double batch next time! Your AR fan!

  4. Cardamom is my favorite spice to bake with, love adding it to waffle batter, too! I am going to have to try this cookie!

    1. 5 stars
      Just pulled these out of the oven and tasted one. AMAZING! And they smell heavenly while they are baking. I never would have thought to add these spices to my chocolate chip cookies. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe. I’m always looking for healthy, clean desserts that don’t leaving me feeling deprived.

  5. Would like to make these, but we can not do tree nuts either! So many great recipes that contain this allergen!. I would like to try the pizza crusts that you are giving away for my daughter.

  6. 5 stars
    Tried this last night and YES! it is awesome. I really adore cardamon any way I can get it! I added Turkish Coffee (coffee with cardamon) and could not stop eating them. Thanks for the recipe!