Frequently Asked Questions

Do your cookies contain nuts?

All of our current recipes are based on almond flour and almond butter.  In addition, certain recipes may contain pecans or macadamia nuts.

Do your recipes use any soy?

No.  We source a soy free chocolate chip and no soy is used anywhere else in our recipes.

Do you use any processed sugars?

The only processed sugar in our cookies comes from the chocolate chips.  The average cookie contains slightly less than 2g of sugar.  The other sugars in the cookie come from maple syrup, molasses (coconut cranberry cookie) dates, and apple sauce.

Do your cookies contain any flour?

Almond "flour" is the only flour in our recipes.  We do not use wheat flour, rice flour, or any other starchy "flours" in our products.

What's the best way to store my cookies?

Each of our cookies is individually packaged in an airtight container.  They can be frozen for months at a time and still retain their texture.  If you're going to eat them relatively quickly then storing in the fridge for a month or longer is fine as well.

Shipping & Returns

Shipping Policies

We ship all of our products via USPS Priority mail.  Most packages will arrive within 2-3 days of shipment.  We note on the box that the product is perishable and should be stored out of direct sunlight.

What is your return policy?

If you are unhappy with your cookies for any reason we are happy to issue a full refund of your cookies minus shipping. In the interest of improving our products we may request information from you regarding the reason you are dissatisfied.    

Have a question we haven't answered here?  Feel free to contact us here for more information.

Why Make Paleo Cookies?

So why go through all this trouble of making a 'Paleo' cookie?

Before you can understand our passion to create delicious cookies for those that adhere to the Paleo Diet, you need to understand a bit about the diet itself.

Here's a brief summary.

Over the course of millions of years, humans have become the most well-adapted species on the planet. And over that EXTREMELY long period of time, the human body adapted to the various types of foods that were readily available in our environment.

The vast majority of this food came from animal products, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds. And this was the case for a long, long, long time.

Fast forward to the modern day where our diets contain an abundance of grains, sugars, and any number of chemicals that our bodies are not equipped to handle.

This can wreak havoc with our digestive and immune systems. Modern day adherents of the Paleo diet simply attempt to eat whole foods that traditionally formed the basis of our diet. In essence, they choose to eat the foods for which our bodies were designed.

This means avoiding wheat (and most other grains), refined sugars, and legumes. As with anything, some choose to take it to extremes.

Obviously we have found very little evidence of paleolithic man doing much in the way of baking. But we don't see that as a reason to not eat the occasional treat. Besides, all of the ingredients we use come from whole foods and contain no grains or processed sugars. So while they wouldn't be considered 'Paleo' in a historical sense, they are in terms of the ingredients they contain.

Feedback

We hope that you enjoy eating our paleo cookies as much as we do. We would love to get your feedback on any of our products. And we also appreciate any ideas for products or recipes you would like us to make!

Thanks,

The Gourmet Paleo Team!