In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, maple syrup, and vanilla until combined. Then, slowly whisk in the coconut oil. It may take a minute to get the coconut oil to combine with the other wet ingredients.
Add the almond flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt to the bowl and fold together using a rubber spatula until just about combined - do not overmix. Stir in the dark chocolate chips. Cover the dough tightly with aluminum foil or plastic wrap and chill for at least 20 minutes or up to 2 days. Chilling is mandatory for this cookie dough.
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Set aside. Roll balls of dough, about 2.5-3 Tablespoons of dough each, into balls. I typically use this 1.25 oz cookie scoop.3 The dough will be slightly sticky - that's OK! Press down slightly on the baking sheet into a flatter round disc.
Bake for 8-10 minutes (depending on size), until the edges are just set. These took exactly 9 minutes. They will look extremely soft when you remove from the oven. Allow to cool for 5 minutes on the cookie sheet - this is important as they can fall apart if transferred too soon. Transfer to cooling rack to finish cooling completely.
Make Ahead & Freezing Instructions: Cookies stay fresh at room temperature for up to 1 week. Cookie dough can be made up to 2 days in advance— allow to sit at room temperature for 10 minutes before baking. Baked cookies can be frozen for up to 3 months. Cookie dough balls can be frozen for up to 3 months. Bake an extra minute, no need to thaw.
Coconut Oil: I prefer to use refined coconut oil so that there's no coconut flavor in the cookies. Feel free to use unrefined, but keep in mind the coconut flavor will be present.
Chocolate Chips:Enjoy Life brand is my favorite dairy-free chocolate chips. You can get them at any grocery store now, though I prefer to order them from Amazon.
Cookie Scoop: I prefer to use a cookie scoop when making cookies to ensure they are all the same size. This 1.25 oz spring-loaded scoop from Sur La Table is BY FAR my favorite— I have multiple in each size. They are strong, durable and I've had them for 3 years now while others that I've purchased break almost immediately. 100% worth the investment.