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Copy Cat Paleo Samoas

  • Author: Mia Zarlengo
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12 cookies 1x
  • Category: Dessert


A paleo spin on the classic Girl Scout Samoas! A perfectly chewy yet fluffy coconut and chocolate cookie.


  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted and cooled (sub butter or ghee)
  • 1.5 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut (only the finely shredded coconut will work!)

For the chocolate coating:

  • 1/2 cup dairy free chocolate chips
  • 1/2 tsp coconut oil


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  2. In a large bowl, whisk egg, then whisk in coconut sugar, melted coconut oil (or butter), maple syrup, and vanilla until smooth.
  3. Stir in shredded coconut until well combined.
  4. Scoop out about 12 cookies, molding them into circles with you hands, then gently flatten them. The dough may be slightly wet, but don’t worry!
  5. Bake for 14-15 minutes, until golden brown but not burnt. 
  6. When cookies are out of the oven, melt chocolate and coconut oil in the microwave or on the stove until smooth. Dip one side of each cookie in chocolate, placing cookies back onto the parchment paper chocolate side down. Use the remaining chocolate to drizzle the top of each cookie.
  7. Place in refrigerator until chocolate hardens. Store cookies on the counter in an airtight container.