Danielle Walker’s Paleo Real-Deal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Countdown to 2014 Cookbook Giveaway: Day 5

This year I wanted to share my favorite cookbooks and health-focused books of 2013 with you from some of my friends. Since it’s the holiday season, they’ve decided to generously give away a copy of their books along with a recipe (see below!) starting today until the new year! Thanks to all of you for participating! To enter for your chance to win a book, just leave a comment below. The winner will be selected at random on January 2, 2014 and books will be mailed out to each winner shortly thereafter. Please note: This giveaway is available to U.S. residents only.

Now, I’d like to introduce my fifth guest and her book!

1/2/14: Please note that this giveaway ended on 1/1/14. All comments are now closed. Thanks for visiting!

BOOK: AGAINST ALL GRAIN: Delectable Paleo Recipes to Eat Well & Feel Great (Victory Belt Publishing, 2013)
RECIPE: Real-Deal Chocolate Chip Cookies


Danielle Walker’s Paleo Real-Deal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: 1 Dozen


¼ cup palm shortening

or grassfed butter

¼ cup coconut palm sugar

2 tablespoons honey

1 large egg, room temperature

2 teaspoons vanilla

1½ cups blanched almond flour

2 tablespoons coconut flour

½ teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon sea salt

¼ cup dark chocolate pieces (just chop up a dark chocolate bar)

¼ cup enjoy life chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a food processor, cream the palm shortening, coconut sugar, honey, egg, and vanilla for about 15 seconds until smooth and fluffy.
  3. Add the almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda and sea salt and mix again until combined, about 30 seconds. Scrape down the sides of the bowl if needed in order to incorporate all of the flour. Pulse once or twice more.
  4. Stir in the chocolate chips by hand.
  5. Place golf-ball sized balls of dough on a cookie sheet lined with parchment or a SilPat. Using another sheet of parchment on top of the dough, flatten them slightly with the palm or your hand or a spatula. The cookies don’t spread much so create the size and thickness you want prior to baking them.
  6. Bake for 9-12 minutes, until slightly golden around the edges.