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.


  1. This book looks amazing! I would love to win it. Merry Christmas!

  2. Merry Christmas!!!

  3. Wishing you a Happy and Healthy Holiday season and New Year! 🙂

  4. Wishing you a Happy and Healthy Holiday season and New Year! 🙂
    (forgot to leave my name – oops!)

  5. Have been hearing about this book. Would love to win a copy of it.

  6. Thanks for another great recipe!

  7. I’ve met Danielle and she’s so amazing! Love her blog & this book!

  8. This book is on my “to buy” list! Saw it recently at Costco but waiting till after the holidays.

  9. This book looks amazing! Would love help on going completely grain free! Looks great!

  10. Oh I want this book so bad!

  11. They look wonderful…Too good to be true! Merry Christmas!

  12. Thank you all for sharing your gluten free talents!

  13. Boy would I love to win this one thanks for the chance.

  14. I’ve been eyeing this beautiful book for a while now. Great photos and blog. Thanks, Silvana! Happy New Year !

  15. Would love to have this book to try more Paleo cooking!

  16. Looks like a fantastic book. I’d love to learn more about Paleo cooking.

  17. I want this cookbook so bad! Please!

  18. Yum, these look like the real deal!

  19. Merry Christmas and a gluten-free New Year!

  20. I’ve heard how great this book is and would love to have a copy of it!

  21. Oh this cookie recipe looks delicious. I would love to recipe her cookbook. Merry Christmas and thanks you for this chance to win it.

  22. I’ve been wanting this cookbook and will definitely be trying the cookie recipe!

  23. I love baking with coconut flour.

  24. Those cookies look GREAT!

  25. I’ve been trying hard to be grain free. Would love to have his great rescource! Thank you!

  26. This looks like another great cookbook. Love getting ones that are more than just dessert!

  27. I have read at her blog and enjoy it.

  28. I would love to learn more.

  29. This recipe looks good. I haven’t baked with coconut flour and I wonder how important blanched almond flour is. I either make my own almond flour or buy Trader Joe’s almond flour.

  30. Cookies look GREAT! I have never naked with almond or coconut flour. This is new for me.

  31. Those cookies look delicious! I’d love to win this book!

  32. Excited to try the almond/coconut flour combo!

  33. Looks delicious. Thanks for the contest

  34. I’ve been wanting to experiment more with almond flour and these look delicious! Thanks!

  35. I love the fact that these recipes are for “everyday life” – too often cook books make it overly complicated!

  36. I’ve heard such great things about this book! Would love to win

  37. These cookies look irresistible!

  38. I’ve been dying to try this book!! I hear lots of good things about it!!

  39. I’ve been trying to use more almond flour in my baking so this sounds like a great recipe.

  40. I love chocolate chip cookies and love trying new recipes… these look like they’ll be worth eating.

  41. Melinda Vascellaro

    These cookies are delicious!! They are a hit in our house and don’t last long!

  42. Just made my first batch and they look even better than the picture! They taste great as well. I used butter and King Arthur Super Finely Ground GF Almond Flour. Found it at walmart and it was inexpensive. I’d post a picture of them but can’t figure out how.