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These Paleo Cherry Almond Chocolate Chunk Cookies are chewy, gooey, and absolutely delicious! These gluten-free and refined sugar-free cookies are loaded with toasted almonds, dried Bing cherries and dark chocolate chunks, sprinkled with flaky sea salt.

Paleo Cherry Almond Chocolate Chunk Cookies Recipe

  • Author: Rachel Conners
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 15 cookies 1x
  • Category: Dessert


  • ½ cup coconut oil (room temperature)
  • ¾ cup coconut sugar
  • 1 egg (room temperature)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2¼ cups (9 oz.) blanched almond flour
  • ⅔ cup (4 oz.) chopped dark chocolate
  • ⅓ cup dried unsweetened Bing cherries
  • ⅓ cup sliced almonds (toasted)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  2. Beat together the coconut oil and coconut sugar until smooth. Add the egg and vanilla and mix until smooth.
  3. Add the almond flour, salt, and baking soda to the wet ingredients. Mix until well incorporated. Fold in the chopped chocolate, cherries, and pecans. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes (can prepare up to 48 hours ahead of time).
  4. After refrigerating, use a cookie scoop to form cookies and press down slightly. Bake for 10 minutes or just beginning to turn golden brown around the edges.