The BEST Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies – An all-time FAVORITE recipe! Crispy edges on the outside, soft on the inside and slightly buttery.

Hundreds of reviewers agree these cookies are the most delicious almond flour cookie recipe around! This tried-and-true recipe was originally published in 2012 and is one of my #1 recipes today!

3 baked almond flour cookies on white plate

UPDATE 5/2022 –  These cookies continue to be the most popular recipe on my blog as well as at my house! Many questions on substitutions have been answered in the comments. These cookies will satisfy any chocolate chip cookie craving you have!

We love keeping them in the freezer and eating them cold straight out of the freezer. Great to have around when you’re craving something sweet!

I have attempted several almond flour chocolate chip cookies and finally found a winner! These cookies are slightly crispy on the outside and moist and soft on the inside.

My friends and family loved these! With this recipe you can easily switch up the chocolate chips and nuts to your preferences.

For more almond flour baked goods try these almond flour sugar cookies, almond flour snickerdoodles or almond flour blondies. You also might like these almond butter cookies!

Almond flour chocolate chip cookies on baking sheet lined with parchment paper

Chocolate chip cookies really are one of life’s simple pleasures. Few things are more comforting than a warm, freshly-baked cookie with a glass of cold milk.

Storage Instructions

Once baked, these cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Make-Ahead/Freezer Instructions

As with many other cookie recipes, I usually make a batch of dough, then bake half and freeze the other half.

When you want a cookie, just bake the frozen dough by adding 2-4 minutes onto the cook time. These are perfect to have on hand for those nights when you just need a little something sweet!

close up shot of almond flour chocolate chip cookie

Recipe FAQ

Can these cookies be made with coconut sugar?

Yes! These cookies work great with coconut sugar! Several people in the comments have also had success with sugar substitutes and honey. I haven’t tried these so I can’t say for sure.

What kind of almond flour should I use? 

There are 2 kinds of almond flour – blanched almond flour and almond meal. These cookies are flexible in that you can use either one. This isn’t always the case, but for this recipe blanched almond flour or almond meal will work great. I prefer blanched almond flour. Lately I’ve been buying it at Costco.

What can I substitute for the coconut oil?

I recommend using more butter in place of the coconut oil. Vegetable oil doesn’t have the same properties as coconut oil and the cookies won’t have the proper texture.

What can I use in place of butter?

I recommend using organic palm shortening in place of butter. Shortening is a dairy-free option that will give the cookies the needed structure and texture.

Original photo from 2012!

stack of almond flour cookies on red and white dish towel

I hope you like these almond flour chocolate chip cookies as much as we do! If you try this recipe be sure to leave me a comment/rating below!

three chocolate chip cookies on a white plate
4.96 from 621 votes

Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies {Grain-Free}

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 24 servings
The Best Almond Flour chocolate Chip Cookies – An all-time FAVORITE recipe! Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside and slightly buttery.



  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar or coconut sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups blanched almond flour
  • 1 1/4 cups chocolate chips of choice
  • 2/3 cup toasted walnuts optional


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter, coconut oil, and brown sugar. Add the vanilla and eggs, mixing until incorporated.
  • Mix in the baking soda and salt. Add the almond flour, 1 cup at a time, beating well after each addition. Fold in the chocolate chips and walnuts with a wooden spoon.
  • Form the dough into tablespoon rounds and place on the lined baking sheet about 3 inches apart. Bake for 11-13 minutes, or until golden brown around edges. Cool and enjoy! These cookies are best enjoyed the day they are baked.


You can use almond meal in place of blanched almond flour for this recipe with great results.
You can refrigerate the dough prior to baking for 30 minutes to prevent the cookies from spreading too much.


Calories: 223kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 126mg | Potassium: 19mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 160IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 0.8mg

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Hi, I’m Erin!

BS Food Science,

MS Nutrition

I believe you can make amazing, gluten-free food with everyday ingredients that everyone will enjoy. I’m here to share my tried-and-true recipes with you!

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  1. Thanks for this awesome recipe! These cookies are absolutely amazing! My family loves them. It is my go to recipe. I sometimes sub avocado oil for the coconut oil and it works great! I also use Bake Believe no sugar added dark chocolate chips. I always make a batch of dough, bake a few cookies, then freeze the rest in little balls (on parchment paper). The frozen cookies need to be baked a little longer (17 min my oven). We can have fresh cookies whenever we want!

  2. 5 stars
    I just made these the other day and they are amazing. I’m keeping them in the freezer so I can have a sweet treat with my tea in the evenings. Preferred to not to use walnuts. Definitely recommend putting dough in the fridge for about 30 mins as suggested to prvent spreading. Parchment paper to line the sheets 🙂

  3. 5 stars
    Love this recipe! I came up with a slight variation that I love. I was sort 1/2 cup of almond flour, so I substituted coconut flour. It was amazing!

    1. Mine did the same! I wonder if I did a slightly rounded 1/2 tsp of baking soda to make it rise a little too much.

  4. I made these cookies today and they are so delicious. However the next time I will make sure to use unsalted butter. Thank you for this recipe.

  5. 5 stars
    Nice and chewy. Not too sweet. I used pecans and mini dark chocolate chips so I just put a cup of mini’s in and there were just the right amount.

  6. 5 stars
    These are my favourite cookies in the world! I’m not a baker so this was my first time trying to make cookies and the recipe is super easy to follow. I add less sugar because I am not a sweet tooth and instead of butter I use ghee. The cookies stay soft for multiple days and everyone loves them.

  7. 5 stars
    I was skeptical about trying this chocolate chip cookie recipe at first. Because, I have never used almond flour for baking cookies. Tonight is the night before Christmas Eve and me and my 8 year old granddaughter Amina decided to make a double batch of chocolate chip cookies using your recipe. They turned out so incredibly good and they were easy to make. My husband had some and thought they were delicious. From now on this will be my go to recipe for chocolate chip cookies. Thank you so much for sharing your chocolate chip recipe with me and others!

  8. 5 stars
    I just made these and they are delicious! My husband and I are working on our diet until we can get our weight loss surgeries done, and it’s nice to have a sweet treat without the guilt.

    Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!

  9. Thank you so much for this recipe! A friend made them for me, and now I will share them with family for the holidays. Have a thriving 2022, and may we all be safe and healthy!

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