Double Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies


This healthy high protein version of the ultimate classic cookie is made from almond flour and speckled with sliced almonds. Easy to make and even easier to eat, enjoy for dessert, or use as a post workout snack to boost your energy.

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  1. In a large bowl, combine almond flour, salt and baking soda
  2. In a medium bowl combine grapeseed oil, agave and vanilla
  3. Stir wet ingredients into the almond flour mixture until thoroughly combined
  4. Fold in chocolate chips and almond slices
  5. Spoon dough 1 heaping tablespoon at a time onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet, pressing down with palm of your hand to flatten
  6. Bake at 350°F for 7 to 10 minutes, until lightly golden
  7. Cool cookies on the baking sheets for 20 minutes, then serve

Sleep is one of my favorite activities and has been key to my healing endeavors.  I sleep a lot and I love it.  So, today was very interesting.  I arrived on set at 3:30 am to do a series of interviews about my favorite superfood (almonds) and had my green mint tea in hand to help me be wide awake –coffee doesn’t really agree with my body.

elana amsterdam almond boardWorking with the Almond Board of California to promote healthy eating has been more than fun!

I’m also really looking forward to tomorrow and continuing my almond tour; I’ll be doing a book signing (and offering samples of my high protein, gluten free, dairy free Chocolate Chip Cookies) at Erewhon, here in Los Angeles.  Hope to see you there!

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69 responses to “Double Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies”

  1. i made these last night- very easy and very good. i did substitute xylitol and stevia for the agave (1/2 cup xylitol and a couple of dashes of powdered stevia to taste). i added an egg with a little bit of water to make it a better cookie dough consistency (too dry without the liquid of the agave). they are delicious and healthy! woohoo! i will use these as my base for other cookies- chocolate/cherry is my next attempt.

    they are very satisfying too. i could eat a dozen regular chocolate chip cookies but one or two of these and i’m full…my little ones also love them! thank you once again Elana!

  2. Just found you though Tastespotter. Great site! I have a raw site and do a lot of gluten free. Love to see how you are using almonds. I will be back for sure!

  3. These cookies look and sound wonderful, but as expensive as Almond flour is, I wish the recipe only called for some of it, not over 2 cups, I’ll have to play with this recipe and see. Can’t wait to try it.

  4. Hi Elana,
    I came upon your blog through another blog. I just made these cookies and can’t wait to try one. They are baking right now.
    Thanks for coming up with this recipe for a sweet treat.

  5. These look so good. I’m all out of flour! Waiting on my order to arrive and when it does, I’m making these for sure. I hope CA has been wonderful. All of that great Vit D and the extra oxygen near the ocean. What’s not to love.

  6. Thank you so much for some of these “treat” recipes. My daughter is a gluten free, soy free vegan (no dairy or eggs). Her birthday is this weekend and although she won’t have a cake (they just don’t seem to come egg-less!), she can still have sweet stuff to serve her friends! Thank you for doing battle in the kitchen for my benefit!!

  7. Elana, the cookies looks amazing.

    Wish I could get my copy of your cookbook signed but unfortunately I live in London and CA is a bit too far away for a weekend or day trip :)

    Hope to meet you some day though.

    Wish you lots of happinees and luck with all that is ongoing in your life!


  8. Just bought your cookbook this weekend and had the yummy chicken piccata last night. Our whole family loved it!

    Your cookbook says less than 1% of people have an allergy to almond flour. Do you have more info on that? or a source? One of my son’s is gluten intolerant AND allergic to peanuts. Some sites claim that people allergic to peanuts might also be allergic to almonds so we are afraid to have him try the almond flour. I guess we’ll have to have him scratch tested for it. But I am curious about that statistic. So excited to try this recipe for the rest of our family though

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