Paleo Sun Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Paleo Sun Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Who loves cookies???

Who doesn’t right!?!  I think everyone can find one type of cookie they enjoy.  Chocolate chip would have to be my favorite with peanut butter chocolate chip in close second.  I’m definitely not the only one who’s a peanut butter chocolate chip cookie fan in our house as both The Hubby and The Love Nugget enjoy them too.  Actually probably 10 times more than I do and since I’m the cook they don’t get made all that often.  I like them but know that they are dangerous to have in the house too frequently.  However, there are times when we just all have a craving for a warm, nutty, chocolate chip cookie right out of the oven.  So good!

Since we no longer eat peanuts I had to come up with a substitution to our beloved peanut butter chocolate chip cookie.


One that is comparable in flavor but doesn’t include all the added sugars or gluten.


After a few trials and several errors I finally got it!

Paleo Sun Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Paleo Sun Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies


  • 1 1/2 cup Blanched Almond Flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seed butter (I use a homemade one that also has coconut butter in it)
  • 1/4 cup Palm Shortening or Coconut Oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 cup Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Combine almond flour, coconut sugar, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl mix together the honey, sunflower seed butter, shortening (or oil) egg and vanilla.
  4. Add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients and mix well.
  5. Stir in chocolate Chips then roll into small balls and flatten with your palm on the prepared baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 8 - 10 minutes or until lightly browned.
  7. I like to take the out right around 8 minutes before they get too brown because we like them soft and chewy. If you leave them in longer they will be crispy.
  8. Enjoy!

I baked these a few weeks ago for the Abalone Feed we had with many of our friends and they were definitely a hit!


Although I will say several people  were a bit surprised when they bit into their cookie and discovered the inside was green!


A chemical reaction that occurs when baking with sun butter and baking soda.  I did notice that the longer these baked the less they likely they were to be green.  However, they are best when taken out before they are too brown which makes them soft and chewy.


Personally my favorite way to enjoy a cookie!


  • What’s your favorite type of cookie?  
  • Have you ever baked with sun butter?  
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  1. i have baked with sunflower seeds and this happened to me!!!! so crazy! they look great 🙂

  2. The first time I baked with sunbutter, this happened to me and I had no clue what was going on; although, the bars I made still tasted fine. The cookies look delish though!

  3. Love sunbutter! Thanks for the warning about baking with it. These look delish!

  4. Ha! I never knew this happened!

    Am I missing the recipe?

    Gorgeous pics btw Giselle, you’re getting super talented with that camera & the backgrounds!

  5. The green is so crazy! I kind of like it 🙂

  6. Oh wow – crazy about the green! I never knew that. Good to know for future reference. These cookies sure do sound yummy though!

  7. ErikaMC says:

    I discovered the green color when I made some bars with sun butter but they still tasted great! Come to think of it I don’t think I’ve ever made pb and cc cookies – I must do so soon.

    Did you post the recipe? I don’t see one but I never know if that’s a problem on my end or not.

  8. Yum!! I love that they are gluten free. I don’t like chocolate though, so I might just try this without the chocolate chips!

  9. YUM!! I love sun butter!! How interesting that they turn green… good to know!

  10. These cookies look good – green inside & all! Yum! I have a feeling if I make these they won’t be around in the house very long at all… 😉