Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies (gluten-free)

March 24, 2013

Another weekend coming to a close… I hope you all enjoyed it!

I made these Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies on two occasions last week.


I haven’t delved into much gluten-free baking because a lot of recipes I’ve seen call for obscure flours that tend to be expensive, but when I came across this recipe and it only asked for almond flour, it caught my eye. Trader Joe’s sells Almond Flour at a nice price (I think it’s around $4!) which saves all that pulsing of almonds (not to mention cleaning the darn thing too). I highly recommend trying these even if you don’t eat gluten-free. They are moist and fluffy, just how cookies should be. I didn’t think the almond flour was too powerful either. They are also “man” approved by the bf and roommate. 😉

Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies


Makes 12 cookies (recipe adapted from here)

1 1/2 cups Almond Flour (I recommend purchasing it from Trader Joe’s) – if you don’t have a Trader Joe’s see link above about making your own almond flour

1/4 cup Butter, melted (I used Earth Balance and it worked great)

1/4 cup organic sugar (regular is fine too)

1 egg

1/2 t. vanilla extract

1/4 t. salt

1/4 t. baking soda

1/4 cup chocolate chips (you could sub raisins or cherries here)


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Add all of the ingredients except for the chocolate chips in a large bowl. Whisk until combined. Add chocolate chips and fold into batter with a spatula. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with non-stick. Scoop the batter onto baking sheet in 12 even spoonfuls. You can flatten the cookie a bit before putting in the oven because they don’t flatten out during bake time. Bake for 10-15 minutes. I took mine out after 11 minutes when the edges were golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Serve with the milk of your choice!




9 Responses to “Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies (gluten-free)”

  1. nm7196 Says:

    Definitely “Man approved”. haha..didn’t even know these cookies are gluten free.

  2. ame Says:


  3. oh these look yum! I love almond flour, i’ll be baking some of these up for sure!

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  5. Madeline Says:

    They are delicious! And gluten FREE!

  6. Sarah ML Says:

    I used TJ’s almond meal and regular cane sugar, it worked great! I am munching on them at the moment. They’re so delicious!
    Thank you very much for sharing this recipe! I’ve tried many other gf chocolate chips cookie recipes, and none turned out as well as this one!

  7. Sarah ML Says:

    Delicious! I’ve made them over 5 times within 2 months…Thank you so much for this easy GF cookie recipe! Happy holidays!

    • Sarah ML Says:

      If you’re vegan, you can substitute the egg and butter. I used 1 flax egg and almost 1/4 cup of coconut oil (more than 3/4 of the way but not the full 1/4 cup, if you get what i mean). Just don’t grease the parchment paper.

  8. Mary Jo Says:

    Substituted coconut oil for butter to make it dairy free, added some shredded coconut (same volume as chocolate chips) along with the chocolate chips and they became the “Almond Joy” edition.

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