One-bowl Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies that are gluten-free, vegan, and refined sugar-free. A healthy cookie recipe that's easy too!
Simple recipes yield simple pleasures, and this, my friends, is just one of those recipes.
I've made versions of this almond flour cookie for years now, a variation of my teff almond butter cookies and peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, but never had an official recipe for them on the blog. They are here now.
Easy, simple, delicious, chocolate chip cookies.
Almond Butter Cookie Ingredients
A dough consisting mostly of almond butter and almond flour, makes for a delightfully chewy cookie, bite after bite. Sweetened with maple syrup and topped with flaky sea salt (a must!), this is a chocolate chip cookie you can feel good about.
Here's what you'll need:
- Almond butter
- Ground flaxseed
- Maple syrup
- Almond flour
- Pure vanilla extract
- Dairy-free chocolate chips
I took a batch of these cookies to girls night at Kathryne's this week, and we pretty much polished them off. While the base is almond-ingredient heavy, the taste isn't almond forward, letting the chocolate chip cookie part ring true.
Making Cookies with Nut Butter
I always think nut butter is a magic ingredient in gluten-free baking. Take these chocolate-dipped cashew almond butter cookies from Running to the Kitchen. They make for a deliciously chewy cookie, no flour necessary!
Or these scrumptious ultimate breakfast cookies from Baked made with almond butter. Heartbeet Kitchen's incredible flourless almond butter cookies are just that. Incredibly good!
In search of even more healthier treats and snacks? This gluten-free almond granola from My Gluten-Free Kitchen would make a great breakfast or snack option. And these paleo chocolate chip cookies should also be on your list!
More Gluten-Free Cookie Recipes
Chocolate Oatmeal No Bake Cookies
Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies (Gluten-Free, Vegan)
- 1 flax egg 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed + 3 tablespoons warm water
- ¾ cup all-natural unsalted creamy almond butter
- ½ cup maple syrup
- ¾ cup almond flour
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- ¾ cup dairy-free chocolate chips I use Enjoy Life brand
- sea salt for sprinkling
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare flax egg, set aside. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, whisk almond butter, maple syrup, and flax egg together. Add almond flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and vanilla extract. Stir to combine.
- Fold in chocolate chips. Chill in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
- Using a tablespoon, scoop cookie dough and gently roll into a loose ball with your hands. (If dough doesn't roll into a loose ball, add a bit more almond flour.) The dough will be sticky, spray your hands will cooking spray as needed to make rolling easier. Place ball on cookie sheet. Sprinkle with sea salt.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes or until cookies start to look golden on top (I found 11 minutes was perfect for my oven). Allow to rest on cookie sheet for 1 minute before removing with a spatula and placing on wire rack. Leave on wire rack until completely cool.
These were delicious! The whole family loved them.
Thanks so much, Priya!
Would it be possible to use Cashew butter instead of the Almond butter?
Hi Tracey! I think cashew butter would work just fine as an almond butter sub!
I wonder if you could use oat flour instead of almond flour, with the drought in California I try to limit my use of almonds as much as i can!
Hi Ashley! Totally understandable. Since the almond flour called for is under a cup, I think that should work for you. Or you could try half almond, half oat flour. I would suggest chilling them for at least 30 minutes to an hour. Hope that helps!
Hi Lisa! That is fantastic to hear. The chocolate chip/coconut flake combo sounds excellent with this recipe too. I'm so glad you like them!
Hi! I just made these with a couple of changes. I used a chicken egg, and added 1/2 cup of coconut flakes in with the chocolate chips, just like one of your other cookie recipe's calls for. They are so delicious! Thank you for this. I love that it's refined-sugar free. The cookies puff up and spread out just the right amount in the oven.
Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
With bathing suit season fast approaching, I NEED a recipe like this one Tessa! Can't wait to try it!
That's right! And one we can keep making come winter! ;)
Melissa @ Insider The Kitchen
I legit love you for this recipe! Trying it today!
Yay! I hope you love it! :)