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Almond Flour Chocolate Cookies (Gluten Free)

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Almond Flour Chocolate Cookies are the perfect treat! These gluten free chocolate cookies are made using blanched almond flour – and I promise you won’t even be able to tell.

Who says almond flour desserts can’t be delicious?!

almond flour chocolate cookies

We love eating these almond flour chocolate cookies plain, but feel free to add in chocolate chips if you want to make them almond flour double chocolate cookies – yum!

These chocolate almond flour cookies are soft and chewy in the middle and crispy on the outside.

They’re:

dairy free
refined sugar free
grain free
the best chocolate cookie!

These paleo chocolate cookies may not be a 4 ingredient recipe, but I promise it’s worth the extra ingredients.

almond flour chocolate cookies

Almond Flour Chocolate Cookies – Ingredients

Almond flour (not almond meal)
Baking soda
Sea salt
Cocoa powder
Coconut sugar
Maple syrup
Vanilla extract
Egg yolk
Oil
Chocolate chips (optional)

almond flour chocolate cookies

Almond Flour Chocolate Cookies – How To Make

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350℉ and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step 2: Add the almond flour, baking soda, sea salt, coconut sugar, and cocoa powder to a mixing bowl and whisk until combined.

Step 3: Add in the maple syrup, egg yolk, vanilla extract and oil. I use avocado oil but feel free to substitute melted coconut oil or your favorite oil. Mix until a dough is formed. Add in the chocolate chips if using.

Step 4: Using a 1.5 tablespoon cookie scoop, scoop the dough onto the lined baking sheet.

Step 5: Place the prepared baking sheet into the preheated oven and bake for 9-11 minutes. All ovens vary so it may take some trial and error to get your desired texture.

Step 6: Leave the chocolate cookies on the pan to cool. Eat up and enjoy! Store any leftover cookies in an airtight container. Note that all cookies almond flour based will soften over time.

almond flour chocolate cookies

Almond Flour Chocolate Cookies – Tips

  • Mix the cookies with a wooden spoon after adding in the wet ingredients. The dough will be thick so a whisk won’t work
  • Almond flour cannot be subbed with another flour. Especially with coconut flour. So please don’t try!
  • To separate the egg yolk from the egg white, you can crack the egg into your hand and let the whites gently slip through your fingers while still holding onto the yolk.

almond flour chocolate cookies

Almond Flour Chocolate Cookies – FAQ’s

Q: What does almond flour do to cookies?
A: Almond flour makes a nice and soft bake good. It also ups the amount of protein! It would also make the recipe gluten free by omitting regular flour and using almond instead.

Q: Can I use almond flour instead of regular flour for cookies?
A: Unfortunately almond flour can’t be subbed 1:1 for regular gluten flour. So I recommend finding recipes that have been specifically made with almond flour. That way your cookies will be guaranteed to turn out!

Q: Are cookies made with almond flour better for you?
A: Not necessarily. But gluten has been shown to be inflammatory for most people. So it is a great alternative flour to use in your baking.

Q: Why do my almond flour cookies fall apart?
A: This could be due to a few reasons. Almond flour cookies are typically on the softer side. So letting them cool to room temperature can help ensure they don’t fall apart. It could also be because of a lack of binder in the recipe. In this case, a different recipe may be a better option.

 

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More almond flour recipes:

Almond Flour Snickerdoodles
Almond Flour Shortbread Cookies
Almond Flour Lemon Cookies

Almond Flour Chocolate Cookies

These almond flour chocolate cookies are a rich indulgent chocoately treat. They're easy to make, gluten free, and dairy free!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time11 mins
Total Time16 mins
Servings: 12 cookies
Author: Jill from Simply Jillicious

INGREDIENTS

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Add the almond flour, baking soda, sea salt, coconut sugar, and cocoa powder to a mixing bowl and whisk until combined.
  • Add in the maple syrup, egg yolk, vanilla extract and oil. Mix until a dough is formed.
  • Add in the chocolate chips if using and mix.
  • Using a 1.5 tablespoon cookie scoop, scoop the dough onto the lined baking sheet.
  • Gently flatten the tops of the cookies.
  • Bake for 9-11 minutes. All ovens vary and the time will change depending on how much you flattened the cookies.
  • When the edges are firm to the touch, remove the cookies from the oven and leave them on the pan to cool.
  • Store any leftover cookies in an airtight container.

NOTES

Note that all baked goods made from almond flour - especially cookies - will soften over time.
Nutrition Facts
Almond Flour Chocolate Cookies
Serving Size
 
1 g
Amount per Serving
Calories
118
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
6.7
g
10
%
Cholesterol
 
18
mg
6
%
Sodium
 
84
mg
4
%
Potassium
 
64
mg
2
%
Carbohydrates
 
12
g
4
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
8
g
9
%
Protein
 
3.2
g
6
%
Calcium
 
8
mg
1
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Recipe Type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: almond flour, chocolate, cookies, gluten free
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