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Chocolate Chip Almond Flour Cookies

February 3, 2021
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Chocolate Chip Almond Flour Cookies taste delicious fresh out of the oven. This gluten free dessert is also dairy free and paleo. They’re a little crispy on the outside, and soft on the inside. You’ll love them!

Need more almond flour cookies? Try these Almond Flour Snickerdoodles!

chocolate chip almond flour cookies

These gluten free almond flour cookies are

  • easy to make
  • refined sugar free
  • paleo
  • gluten free
  • dairy free

chocolate chip almond flour cookies

Chocolate Chip Almond Flour Cookies – Ingredients

Almond flour (not almond meal) – the only flour in this gluten free chocolate chip cookie recipe. It’s higher in protein and makes delicious baked goods.
Sea salt – be sure to use pure sea salt when you can, it’s not processed with chemicals like normal table salt is.
Baking soda – gives these almond flour cookies a bit of rise.
Coconut sugar – a granulated sweetener that slightly resembles the deeper flavor of brown sugar. It’s unrefined and has beneficial trace minerals in it. Unlike other recipes that may have a whole cup brown sugar, these cookies have only 1/4 cup!

chocolate chip almond flour cookies
Maple syrup – pure maple syrup adds a great depth of flavor and is the perfect choice for a natural liquid sweetener.
Avocado oil – gives some softness to these cookies. You can substitute melted coconut oil if you’d like.
Egg – Adds some body and keeps these delicious cookies from crumbing.
Vanilla extract – you just need a small amount to add a hint of vanilla into these cookies
Chocolate chips – can’t have the best chocolate chip cookie recipe without them! I use dairy free chocolate chips like these or these.

chocolate chip almond flour cookies

Chocolate Chip Almond Flour Cookies – How To Make

First, combine all the dry ingredients – the almond flour, salt, baking soda, and coconut sugar. Whisk until combined.

Next, add in the maple syrup, avocado oil, egg, and vanilla extract. Use a wooden spoon to mix everything together until a dough is formed.

Mix in the chocolate chips.

Using a 1.5 tablespoon cookie scoop, scoop the dough onto a parchment lined baking sheet and gently flatten the cookies before placing them in the oven.

Bake the cookies for about 9-11 minutes until the edges get golden brown.

chocolate chip almond flour cookies

Chocolate Chip Almond Flour Cookies – Tips

If you use a cookie scoop that’s a different size than mine, be sure to adjust the bake time accordingly.

When flattening the cookie dough before baking, I like to wet my fingers with some water so the dough won’t stick to them.

Let the cookies cool to room temperature for best texture.

I like to store my almond flour chocolate chip cookies in a non airtight container. Almond flour has a high oil content, making baked goods soften over time.

To combat this, I like to expose the cookies to some air when storing to help dry them out a bit. This is just personal preference. 🙂

chocolate chip almond flour cookies

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More almond flour recipes to try:

Almond Flour Banana Muffins
Almond Flour Brownies
Paleo Banana Bread Cookies
Almond Flour Blueberry Muffins

Chocolate Chip Almond Flour Cookies

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 18 cookies
Author: Jill from Simply Jillicious



  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Combine the almond flour, coconut sugar, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl and whisk until combined.
  • Add in the maple syrup, avocado oil, egg, and vanilla extract and mix until a dough is formed.
  • Mix in the chocolate chips.
  • Use a 1.5 tablespoon cookie scoop, and scoop the dough onto the parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Wet your fingers and gently flatten the cookie dough balls. Place a few more chocolate chips on the top if desired.
  • Bake for about 9-11 minutes until the edges are golden brown.
Recipe Type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: almond flour, chocolate chip, cookies, paleo
Diet: dairy free, gluten free, paleo, refined sugar free
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