I’ve been on a gluten free diet for over 25 years. During that time, I’ve developed the best recipe for Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies with Almond Flour you’ll ever find.
Best Recipe for Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies with Almond Flour
I live with a family of cookie monsters, so if you need a recipe for healthy cookies, you’ve come to the right place.
Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipes that are Gluten Free
Like everything I prepare, this Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe is gluten free, and it’s also my husband’s favorite!
Whenever I make a batch, he grabs one and asks, “is this the cookies recipe with butter?” Yes, it is! Butter gives these healthy cookies a rich creamy flavor with the perfect mouthfeel. that’s why my family craves, Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies with Almond Flour when I’m baking.
Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies with Almond Flour
- 2 cups blanched almond flour (not almond meal)
- ½ teaspoon celtic sea salt
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ cup salted butter, room temperature
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup maple syrup
- ½ cup chocolate chips
- In a food processor, combine almond flour, salt, and baking soda
- Pulse in butter, vanilla, and maple syrup until dough forms
- Remove blade from processor and stir in chocolate chips by hand
- Scoop dough one tablespoon at a time onto two parchment paper lined baking sheets
- Bake at 350°F for 7-10 minutes
- Cool for 15 minutes (do not handle prior or cookies will break)
Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe Simple
Of course, delicious food is a must. But easy recipes are a close second.
Cookie Recipes That are Easy
Made with 5 ingredients (plus salt and baking soda) the dough for these simple chocolate chip cookies can be thrown together in under 10 minutes. Almond flower for Gluten Free baking is such an underrated weapon in your pantry.
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Recipe for Healthy Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
After delicious and easy comes nutritious, but your family will never know these are anything but melt-in-your-mouth delicious.
Why the obsession with healthy gluten free cookies? Read on!
Diagnosed with Celiac Disease in 1990s
I began focusing on gluten free recipes in the 1990s.
Unfortunately, the gluten free diet was not enough to heal my gut. I took things a step further, eliminating rice, quinoa, potatoes, and corn which helped give me some relief from digestive issues and multiple sclerosis symptoms.
The Grain Free Diet
At that point, I went on a strict grain-free diet.
I became even more committed to this way of life when my son was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2001.
Diet restrictions for a little one are super tough, so I made it my mission to create delicious healthy treats for my 3 year old kiddo –he’s now 24 years old!
My easy recipes for dessert were created for him, and they are all gluten-free, grain-free, and lower carb.
What Is the Paleo Diet?
Decades ago, before it was called the paleo diet, we simply referred to the way we eat as grain free and healthy.
Keto Diet and Intermittent Fasting
My eating plan has continued to evolve over the years. Paleo friendly potatoes and rice make me incredibly ill, and I thrive with a higher level of healthy fat, so I moved over to the keto diet.
I also find intermittent fasting now and then helps to control my inflammation levels.
We’re all bio-chemical individuals and need to listen to our bodies. To put it simply, I eat food that makes me feel good, and it just so happens all of that food is grain-free. So are my cookie recipes!
Cookie Recipes Healthy
My easy homemade cookies recipes take dessert to the next level because they’re filled with a variety of wholesome ingredients.
And in my healthy cookies with chocolate chips, I use the best organic dark chocolate to keep blood sugar levels stable.
Healthy Gluten Free Cookies with Almond Flour
What else goes into keeping this treat wholesome? Making cookies with almond flour instead of high glycemic white flour!
Healthiest Cookie Recipes
So, while at one time the term “healthy cookies” may have seemed like an oxymoron, that is no longer the case.
My gluten free cookies with almond flour are fabulous because they’re:
- Low Carb
- High Protein
- Nutrient Dense
- Gluten Free
- Full of Fiber
Recipe for Gluten-Free Cookies with Almond Flour
Using this vitamin rich base in my cookie recipes means baking with fewer ingredients while upping the flavor.
I also focus on using small amounts of natural sweeteners to keep my cookie monsters healthy.
Gluten-Free Recipes for Cookies
Here are my favorite gluten free recipes for cookies. I hope you love them as much as we do!
Recipe for Snickerdoodles Cookies
My mouth is watering just thinking about Snickerdoodles warm out of the oven.
This low carb, gluten free confection is made with a base of almond flour and sweetened with honey.
Bonus –antioxidant rich cinnamon helps control glucose levels, and this recipe is egg free and dairy free!
Cookies Recipe Peanut Butter
Creamy Peanut Butter Cookies made with honey and vanilla that are ready to devour in 15 minutes? Yes, please.
My classic vegan cookies with peanut butter will have the whole family begging for another batch.
Nice and crisp around the edges, yet deliciously soft on the inside, you’d never know this is one of the healthiest cookie recipes around!
Cookies with Chocolate Recipe
Rich, creamy dark chocolate and pecans are found in every scrumptious bite of my Chocolate Decadence Cookies.
This recipe for simple cookies is the ideal celiac friendly indulgence, with almond flour, maple syrup, vanilla, and a double dose of chocolate in the batter that’s ready quicker than the oven can heat up.
Part of a heart-healthy diet, dark chocolate is flavanol-rich in disease-fighting antioxidants.
Cookie Recipes Tollhouse
Growing up, I came home every day after school and baked cookies.
In fact, I loved baking so much that by the time I was in high school, I used the Tollhouse Cookie Recipe to make batch after batch of treats. I sold these homemade goodies during my breaks from teaching tennis lessons at the local tennis club.
I loved that wonderful Tollhouse cookie recipe, but it did not love me back, so I created my own healthy version.
Healthiest Cookie Recipes
This recipe for Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies with Almond Flour is an oldie but goodie from the archives. I first shared it in 2015.
I was very surprised that this recipe didn’t call for eggs. Is the “dough” supposed to be on the thin side?
Tzvi, I have a few dozen cookie recipes and they are all egg free other than one or two of them.
Thanks for the great recipes.
How many grams is 1/2 cup butter please?
As I made these & it was far too much butter & they turned out too sloppy with the dough & baked up so flat & soggy.
Thanks for your help.
Lorrae, thanks for your comment, I haven’t looked that up. Be sure to use the ingredients and brands I link to. for best results :-)
Do you know the nutrition facts on these cookies ? I am counting calories and carbs.
Teresa, for more on that go here: https://elanaspantry.com/nutrition-information/
Have a wonderful day! Elana
These are a household favorite! I always cut the maple syrup to just 1/4 cup. Today I added 1/4 cup cocoa powder to make chocolate chocolate chip cookies. They were fantastic too.
Kimberly, thanks for letting me know this is a household favorite!
Not sure what I did wrong but it came out as one giant very thin cookie. Still delicious but not at all what I was going for. I reread the recipe 10X and I know I followed accurately. I was surprised to see there are no eggs in this recipe and I was questioning that before I even baked them. I used the almond flour you recommended.
Stefane, thanks for your comment! I’ve updated the recipe to specify the use of two baking sheets. This is how I’ve always made these and they turn out perfectly each time. Just baked again today to QC given your issues with this and here is the link to a photo: