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Double Chocolate Pecan Cookies (Paleo & Vegan)

cookies… but with double the chocolate and also pecans

  • Author: Lea Valle
  • Yield: 30-36 cookies 1x
  • Category: Dessert


  • 2 cups blanched almond flour*
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour**
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Celtic sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup ghee or coconut oil (or butter), melted
  • 1/2 cup coconut nectar or maple syrup (or similar sweetener of choice)
  • 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • Pecan halves (approximately 36)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place the pecan halves on a baking sheet and toast in the preheated oven for about 10 minutes.
  3. Combine remaining dry ingredients (except chocolate chips) in a large bowl.
  4. Combine wet ingredients in a small bowl.
  5. Mix wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir in the chocolate chips.
  6. Use a small cookie dough scoop or form into 1/2 inch balls and place on a parchment paper (or Silpat) lined cookie sheet. (Note: Chilling the dough prior to scooping is not entirely necessary but might be helpful if the dough is very sticky.)
  7. Place one toasted pecan half on top of the cookie dough ball and press down until it is somewhat imbedded in the dough.
  8. Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes. Let them cool on the pan for a few minutes before removing so they set – otherwise they will be too soft and may fall apart.