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 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
4.95 from 499 votes

Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies {Grain-Free}

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 27 mins
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.

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Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions 

  • 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.

Notes

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.

Nutrition

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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Comments

  1. 5 stars
    These are delicious! I used Lilly’s caramel chocolate chips and added extra butter due to no coconut oil on hand. Fantastic alternative when having Gestational diabetes and really wanting a sweet treat!

    1. I’m so glad they’re a yummy treat for you right now! Great to know they work well with those chocolate chips 🙂

  2. I’ve been gluten free for 21 years now and I’ve made a lot of different baked goods with almond flour. I decided to gather and process my own acorn flour this year. I made this recipe substituting acorn flour for the almond flour. I added a bit more fat because the dough was on the dry side. They actually turned out tasty. I think next batch I will add apple sauce to counter the dryness. The taste and smell were great!

  3. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for this recipe. I have been struggling with the candida diet and low amylose diet (mold).

    I shouldn’t have chocolate, so I used the base recipe but substituted half of the almond flour for coconut flour, added oranges juice/zest, cranberries, and pistachios. It was delicious and I am so thankful that I have a safe, delicious treat during the holidays.

  4. I’ve been several chocolate chip cookies recipes! By FAR this is the absolute best & easiest! Bless you for sharing this amazing recipe!

  5. 5 stars
    THE BEST COOKIE I EVER MADE.
    I’m 35 and I’ve been baking EVER since I was 14 years old. Let me TELL you these are WORTH IT!
    Go MAKE these cookies RIGHT NOW STRAIGHT AWAY!!!
    NOTE: My substitutions
    1/2 cup coconut sugar was sweet enough for me
    I used 63% dark chocolate chips
    Grass fed butter, pasture raised eggs. All USDA ingredients = The best cookie recipe of my entire existence thus far. Thank you sooooo much for these wonderful cookies.
    P.s these were the first cookies I ever made with almond flour. And now I can’t wait to make more of your recipes!!

  6. Formed and frozen. Will bake the morning of my trip to Seattle to deliver same day fresh baked and hoping they will taste just as good.

  7. 4 stars
    Substituted sugar for monk fruit (1:1) – wasn’t quite sweet enough, so added 1 tbsp maple syrup, which was perfect!

    The texture is a little grainier than a traditional flour, but great taste!

    Pretty big batch, also! 3 dozen-ish. Freezing some cookie dough for later use.

    Thanks for the yummy recipe 🙂

    1. I recently decided to go on a flourless cleanse. That doesn’t mean I dont crave sweets. So I looked up almond flour chocolate chip cookies recipe and never go with the first option. Came accross this one and decided to try it out. Let’s just say when I made these cookies, they didn’t last 12 hours. They are so good my family couldn’t stop eating them. Sad for me as I only got to eat 3 out of the whole batch!

  8. These are the first almond flour cookies I have tried and they are great. I’m new to this no gluten or corn flour thing. My only question is that the cookies don’t stay together very well quite crumbly. Still delicious though. Just wanted to know if that is how almond flour cooks or did I do something wrong? I can’t thank you enough for testing this new way of baking for people with allergies and I really appreciate it.

  9. i personally had to bake mine for much longer, closer to a half hour, but that may be because i made bigger cookies. love the rec!

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