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Flourless Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies

Flourless Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies

These chocolate chip cookies are nearly mirror images of the real deal. But these have zero gluten, zero dairy and are paleo. Even staunch gluten lovers will go crazy for these bite-sized chocolate chip cookies that save the day when the sweet tooth strikes, but when you are still trying to be good. Fortunately, these are very good!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate chip cookies, chocolate chips
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 16 - 18 cookies
Author The Cowgirl Gourmet in Santa Fe thanks Love & Lemons new Everyday cookbook for this recipe


For the flax egg

  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher or sea salt

For the dough

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil softened but not melted
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or paste
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup dairy-free chocolate chips I use Enjoy Life brand
  • Maldon salt for garnish on each cookie before baking


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.

  2. In a large bowl, add the ground flaxseed and water and let thicken for 3-5 minutes.

  3. Once the flax is congealed, add the coconut oil, water and coconut sugar and stir well to combine.

    chocolate chip cookies flax egg and sugar
  4. Add the almond butter and vanilla and stir again.

    Chocolate chip cookie batter with almond butter
  5. Then add the almond flour and vanilla and stir until it comes together and there are no remaining signs of the almond flour.

    Chocolate chip cookie batter before chips
  6. Add the baking soda and blend again thoroughly to combine.

  7. Fold in the chocolate chips.

    Chocolate chip cookie with chips
  8. Use a 2-tablespoon cookie scoop to scoop the dough and place on the cookie sheet. With damp fingers, press each ball down slightly and sprinkle with flaky sea salt.

    Chocolate chip cookie pre bake
  9. Bake for 10-13 minutes or until the edges are just starting to turn brown.

  10. Cool on the pan for 5 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

  11. When the cookies are cooled, they can be stored in an airtight container or frozen.