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27 Paleo Cookies You'll Want To Inhale

...like a caveman.
09/03/2014 07:00am ET | Updated September 3, 2014

If cavemen could have consumed cookies, they probably would have. Just because they didn't have them back in their day doesn't mean modern people on the Paleo diet, a nutrition plan that models the eating-habits of our stone-aged ancestors, can't enjoy something a little sweet.

Sure, there's a bit of debate as to whether true Paleo-ers can have foods like chocolate (which is made with milk solids and sugar). As articulated on Paleo Leap, an online resource for all things Paleo, "In the true sense of whether our Paleolithic ancestors enjoyed [foods like chocolate], the answer is almost always no, but the real question we should ask ourselves is whether they are healthy when consumed in moderation." In essence, it's up to the individual to decide whether or not to include chocolate in their nutritional regime. Paleo-ers who do say yes to chocolate often choose the dark variety -- it tends to be less processed and lower in sugar.

The following 27 cookie recipes adhere by Paleo rules, in the sense that they contain no grains, gluten, soy or dairy. They also follow the cookie rules, in the sense that they are delicious. Enjoy:

1
Homemade Girl Scout Samoas
Colorful Eats
Get the Homemade Girl Scout Samoas recipe by Colorful Eats
2
Maple Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies
Paleo On A Budget
Get the Maple Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe by Paleo On A Budget
3
Soft Blueberry Chocolate Chip Cookies
Paleomg
Get the Soft Blueberry Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe by Paleomg
4
Sweet Potato Protein Chocolate Chip Cookies
Paleomg
5
Chunky Town Chocolate Chip Cookies
Taylor Made It Paleo
Get the Chunky Town Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe by Taylor Made It Paleo
6
Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies
Hummusapian
Get the Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe by Hummusapien
7
Paleo Macadamia Cookies
Not Enough Cinnamon
Get the Paleo Macadamia Cookies recipe by Not Enough Cinnamon
8
No-Bake Pumpkin Pecan Cookies
Hummusapien
Get the No-Bake Pumpkin Pecan Cookies recipe by Hummusapien
9
Cashew Cardamom Date Balls
Taylor Made It Paleo
Get the Cashew Cardamom Date Balls recipe by Taylor Made It Paleo
10
Pumpkin Pie Cookies
Detoxinista
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11
Lemon Sugar Cookies
Wallflower Girl
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12
Blueberry Thumbprint Cookies
Get the Blueberry Thumbprint Cookies recipe by Simple Roots Wellness
13
Sunflower Seed Butter, Banana Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies
Paleomg
14
Carrot Cake Chocolate Chunk Breakfast Cookies
Paleomg
15
Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Cakies
Taylor Made It Paleo
Get the Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Cakies recipe by Taylor Made It Paleo
16
Double Chocolate Avocado Cookies
Bushel And A Peck
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17
Coconut Macaroons With Chocolate Drizzle
Taylor Made It Paleo
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18
No-Bake Almond Joy Bars
Detoxinista
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19
Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies
Detoxinista
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20
Ginger Cookies
Detoxinista
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21
Lazy Paleo Espresso Cookies
The Bacon Princess
Get the Lazy Paleo Espresso Cookies recipe by The Bacon Princess
22
Raw Brownie Bites
Detoxinista
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23
Chocolate Coffee Cookies
Paleo On A Budget
Get the Chocolate Coffee Cookies recipe by Paleo On A Budget
24
Orange Blossom Cookies
The Curious Coconut
Get the Orange Blossom Cookies recipe by Pure and Simple Nourishment on The Curious Coconut
25
Cinnamon Pecan Cookies
My Whole Food Life
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26
Gingerbread Macaroons
Taylor Made It Paleo
Get the Gingerbread Macaroons recipe by Taylor Made It Paleo
27
Strawberry Chocolate Chip Chia Cookies
Better With Cake
Get the Strawberry Chocolate Chip Chia Cookies recipe by Better With Cake

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