Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies Using Almond Flour

April 3, 2016   6 Comments

These were much better than I thought they were going to be.

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

I tend to get a bit negative when I cut down on ingredients like butter and regular white flour when making baked goods. I fear that they will be heavy and tasteless.

The almond flour, which you can find in the “Natural Foods” sections of many grocery stores is expensive. That makes sense since almonds take many more resources to grow versus wheat. But, what you get is a flour that has more protein and nutrients overall.

This makes these cookies lower in saturated fat (I did use a little butter to get that buttery flavor) than regular chocolate chip cookies but they still taste pretty good.

I keep my almond flour in the refrigerator and I really like it. We have friends and family who are following a gluten-free diet for a variety of reasons so it is wonderful to have this recipe in my back pocket when I want to serve a cookie.

Have you tried using almond flour? What do you think?

This post has been updated to include the correct calorie amounts per cookie.

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

1.6 from 24 reviews

Makes 20 cookies

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¼ cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter, room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 large egg
2 cups almond flour
½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


Heat the oven to 350 F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Mix sugar, baking soda, salt, and butter until smooth. Add the vanilla, egg, and almond flour and mix until combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.

Using a tablespoon drop cookies onto baking sheets. Bake the cookies for 9-13 minutes until lightly browned.

Nutrition Facts

One cookie is 92 calories, 7.0 g fat, 1.7 g saturated fat, 5.7 g carbohydrates, 3.4 g sugar, 3.0 g protein, 1.6 g fiber, 79 mg sodium, 3 SmartPts

Points values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only. See all Snack Girl Recipes

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I bought almond flour at Trader Joe's quite a while ago. I've been keeping it in the freezer and haven't used it yet. This sounds like the perfect intro.

This is a nice recipe, but are you sure about your calculations? Almond flour is about 140 calories per 1/4 cup , so 2 cups is 1120 calories, so how can they be 53 per cookie. Adding in the sugar, chips, butter and egg, I'm calculating about 90-100 per cookie.

@Judi - let me recheck my numbers - if they are incorrect I will change the recipe above. Thanks for your help!

Just the recipe I was looking for, using almond flour. Thank you for sharing! Did you use almond meal or almond flour?

@Judi you are correct - I just put in my WW Recipe Builder and they come to 4 SP's each.

@Sue - I used almond flour but almond meal would work in this recipe. Thanks for your question!

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