Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have experimented too many times to count to find the perfect Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe! One with a balance of crisp edges, a soft, chewy interior, and a rich, buttery flavor with a good balance of sweetness.

These Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies are all of the above, plus, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and can be dairy-free (I use butter, but alternatives are given!)

This is my go-to for my chocolate chip cookie cravings!

Gluten Free Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

What Makes the Best Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies?

  1. Chilling the Dough: Allowing the cookie dough to chill in the refrigerator before baking can enhance the flavor and texture. It also helps prevent excessive spreading during baking.
  2. Butter: Many cookie enthusiasts swear by using real butter for its rich flavor. The butter should be softened but not melted, and it’s often creamed with the sugars for the right texture.
  3. Baking Soda: This leavening agent contributes to the cookie’s rise.
  4. Texture: A perfect cookie has a balance of crisp edges and a soft, chewy interior. Achieving this texture often involves careful measurement of ingredients and controlling factors like baking time and temperature.
  5. Flavor: The cookie should have a rich, buttery flavor with a good balance of sweetness. High-quality chocolate chips contribute to the overall taste.
  6. Chocolate Chips: The chocolate chips should be distributed evenly throughout the cookie, ensuring a consistent chocolate flavor in each bite. Some prefer a mix of chocolate chip sizes for variety.
  7. Brown Sugar / or a Blend of Maple Syrup + Monk Fruit or Coconut Sugar: Brown sugar adds moisture, chewiness, and a slightly caramelized flavor to the cookie. Some recipes like this one use a combination of sugars.
  8. Vanilla Extract: Vanilla extract enhances the overall flavor profile of the cookie.
  9. Salt: A pinch of salt can enhance the sweetness and bring out the flavors.
  10. Customization: The perfect cookie might also include additional ingredients like nuts or a sprinkle of sea salt on top, depending on personal preferences.
Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

Alyx B
These Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies are all of the above, plus, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and can be dairy-free (I use butter, but alternatives are given!)
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 Cookies

Ingredients
  

  • 7 tbsp softened butter Regular / Dairy Free / Coconut Oil — About ½ Cup
  • cup sweetener (I use a blend, ⅓ cup maple syrup, ⅓ cup monk fruit) Can use regular sugar, brown sugar of coconut sugar
  • 1 Lg egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1 tbsp arrowroot flour or Tapioca
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp sea salt or Himalayan salt
  • cup Chocolate Chips

Instructions
 

  • Add the butter to a mixing bowl, and soften if needed in the oven.
  • Add the sweetener and beat with butter until well combined; can use an electric mixer or an immersion blender (I use the immersion blender as I do not have a mixer)
  • Beat in the egg and the vanilla extract until the egg is completely broken up. 
  • Beat in the remaining ingredients (almond and arrowroot flour, baking soda, and salt) aside from the chocolate chips. Beat until combined. 
  • Fold in the chocolate chips. (semi-sweet or dark)
  • Add the dough to the freezer for 20 minutes. This is a step you don't want to skip to ensure the cookies don’t spread flat while baking.
  • Preheat the oven to 350℉ and line a baking pan with parchment paper.
  • After 20 minutes, scoop the dough into medium balls (about 1½ tbsp), do not flatten, sprinkle with salt, and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool!

Notes

Make these cookies paleo by using coconut sugar in place of brown sugar and coconut oil for butter.
Keyword Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies, Refined Sugar Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Indulge in the perfect combination of a chewy and gooey center, complemented by the sweetness of chocolate chips, and delicately crisp edges. These almond flour chocolate chip cookies offer that classic cookie texture you love, and the best part – they’re entirely gluten-free!

In just 30 minutes, you can savor cookies that taste just like the traditional ones.

Enjoy these Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies with a glass of Coconut, Almond, or milk of choice!

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Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies - The Healthy Livin Travelers

These Gluten-Free Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies have a balance of crisp edges, a soft, chewy interior, and a rich, buttery flavor with a good balance of sweetness. Gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and can be dairy-free!

Type: Dessert

Keywords: Gluten Free Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe Yield: 12 Cookies

Preparation Time: 25 Minutes

Cooking Time: 15 Minutes

Total Time: 40 Minutes

Recipe Ingredients:

  • Butter or Coconut Oil
  • Monk Fruit
  • Maple Syrup
  • Egg
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Almond Flour
  • Arrowroot Flour
  • Baking Soda
  • Sea Salt
  • Chocolate Chips

Editor's Rating:
5
Alyx B

A Certified Yoga Instructor and wellness coach, who studied Environmental Sustainability and Animal Science. Lover of animals and tacos! And passionate about traveling, hiking, yoga, and the environment.

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