gluten-free almond flour chocolate chip cookies

Amys Gluten Free Pantry

Elana of Elana’s Pantry came up with the original recipe for these delicious cookies. I’ve made a few changes here as a splurge, substituting butter for oil and brown sugar for agave syrup, which gives the cookies a bit more volume. Either way, they’re a delicious after school treat. Also great with an afternoon cup of coffee!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Total time:  20 minutes
Special equipment: mini ice cream scoop
Yield: 30 cookies

1/2 c. room temperature butter (1 cube) or vegan shortening 
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 1/2 c. blanched almond flour

1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 c. chocolate chips
1 T sugar

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In mixing bowl, cream together butter, brown sugar and vanilla extract.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix almond flour, salt and baking soda until combined.
  4. Add dry ingredients to butter mixture along with chocolate chips and mix until just combined.
  5. Roll into 1-inch balls (or scoop dough into balls using mini ice cream scoop) and drop onto lightly greased cookie sheet.
  6. Set 1 T sugar into a ramekin. Dip the flat bottom of a cup into the sugar then onto each cookies to flatten slightly. (The sugar will keep the glass from sticking to the dough).
  7. Bake for 9-11 minutes or until the edge just start to brown. Cool and serve.


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8 Responses to gluten-free almond flour chocolate chip cookies

  1. Erin says:

    These look SO good… They are definitely my next recipe to try.

  2. Amy says:

    Yesterday, my gluten-loving husband told me these are his favorite cookies – better than my original gluten-laden chocolate chip cookies. He eats them right out of the freezer. The palate is fluid and it will change when you take gluten out of your diet 🙂

  3. Usha Prasadh says:

    Do you have a recipe that is gluten free, dairy free and Sugar free (Agave or Date sugar okay)?

  4. Amy says:

    Usha, agave is a great substitute for sugar. In fact, this original recipe (see link on recipe) uses agave. When you substitute agave for sugar, remember that agave is 40% sweeter than sugar, so make the proper adjustments. Good luck!

  5. Usha Prasadh says:

    Amy..thanks! How about using Soghum flour or Oat flour or Amaranth flour instead of Almond flour ?

    • Amy says:

      You could use any gf flour mix and get great results. Sorghum and amaranth are typically not used entirely on their own, but give them a try. And let me know how it goes. I can’t tolerate a ton of almonds, so I eat these cookies very sparingly.

  6. Usha Prasadh says:

    Also, has anyone tried the Namaste Food brand Muffin mix ? Does it turn out tasting reasonably good ?

  7. Amy says:

    I haven’t tried that particular Namaste mix, but as a company, I love them! Their Pancake & Waffle mix is amazing! Let me know if you try them out.

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