Chewy Chocolate Chip Almond Butter Cookies
The chewiest chocolate chip almond butter cookies! Made with gluten-free almond four and taste so decadent you’ll be hard-pressed to believe they’re made with healthier ingredients.
I pinky promise you will love every bite of these chewy chocolate chip almond flour cookies! They’re packed with nut buttery goodness and aren’t overly sweet or decadent. But, just right in taste and texture.
I’ve been making these cookies for years and can truly say they are one of my all-time favorite gluten free cookies! They’re rich, decadent, and yet made with healthier ingredients. So diving in and indulging is that much sweeter!
Ingredients You Need
You’ll need just 9 ingredients to make these cookies happen. Here’s everything you need: almond butter (creamy & natural), almond flour, coconut sugar, vegan butter, vanilla extract, egg, baking soda, cinnamon, and chocolate chips.
How to Make Chocolate Chip Almond Butter Cookies (1 bowl) – step by step
First, cream together melted butter, coconut sugar, egg, cinnamon, and vanilla.
- Then stir in almond flour and baking soda in until wet ingredients are incorporated into dry ingredients. Then fold in chocolate chips.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Use a mini 1 1/2-inch cookie scoop to measure dough – roll into dough balls and arrange 3 inches apart from each other on baking sheet. Bake at 350F for 9 minutes then cool for several minutes before consuming! So so good.
Tips For Success
- Use natural almond butter: It’s super important to use a really creamy natural almond butter because of the moisture it has. Using a dry or hard almond butter will cause the cookies to dry up and not be chewy.
- Use room temperature ingredients: this is important for baking. Make sure your egg is room temperature and your melted butter has cooled as well. If the egg is cold it can solidify the melted butter, and if the butter is too hot it can start to cook the egg (aaand we don’t want that!).
- Tips for cookie dough balls: if your cookie dough is more firm you can use the palm of your hand to lightly press dough balls down to help them spread in the oven. If the dough is very soft, they will naturally spread on their own. This will depend on the type of almond butter you use.
- Sugar substitutions: if you don’t have coconut sugar, you can swap for equal parts brown sugar.
- Can I substitute almond butter for peanut butter in cookies? Yes! I like to use natural creamy peanut butter or even cashew butter works too.
How to Freeze & Store Leftover Cookies
Freeze dough balls: assemble the cookies and form dough balls, freeze on a sheet pan with parchment paper until dough is completely frozen. Then place dough balls to ziplock freezer-friendly bag and freeze for 1-2 months. Place frozen dough balls on sheet pan and bake whenever you are craving cookies!
Freeze cookies: Let cookies cool completely before placing in a large freezer-friendly bag (try not to stack them to avoid freezing together). Then freeze for 1-2 months. Let them sit at room temperature for 15 minutes before enjoying.
How to store leftover cookies: I love keeping homemade cookies in the fridge to help keep them fresh longer. They also get a lot chewier! Place them in a ziplock bag or airtight container and refrigerate for up to 1 week. Store cookies at room temperature for 4-5 days.
These chewy cookies are not only gluten-free friendly but are dairy-free too! I love using vegan butter in baking recipes because it works identically as regular butter, just without the unnecessary dairy.
You’ll find just about anyone will devour these cookies and not even notice the taste of healthier ingredients involved because, whelp…they’re just that good.
More Gluten Free Cookies to Try
- Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies
- Chewy Flourless Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Flourless Vegan Pumpkin Cookies
- Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies
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Chewy Chocolate Chip Almond Butter Cookies
The chewiest chocolate chip almond butter cookies! Made with gluten-free almond four and taste so decadent you'll be hard-pressed to believe they're made with healthier ingredients.
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1/4 cup vegan butter, melted and cooled (sub for regular butter)
- 2/3 cup coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
- 1/2 cup creamy almond butter (sub for peanut butter)
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 egg (room temperature)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (or semi-sweet)
First, preheat oven to 350F.
Mix wet ingredients: In a large bowl, mix together melted butter, almond butter, coconut sugar, cinnamon, egg, and vanilla until smooth.
Add dry ingredients: Then fold in almond flour, baking soda, and chocolate chips with wet ingredients.
Scoop dough balls: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Use a mini cookie scoop or tablespoon to measure dough and form with hands 1 1/2-inch dough balls. Arrange on baking sheet 3 inches apart. Tip: if cookie dough is more firm you can use the palm of your hand to lightly press dough balls down to help them spread. If the dough is very soft, they will naturally spread on their own. This will depend on the type of almond butter you use.
Bake: Bake cookies for 9 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for several minutes before enjoying.
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Delicious! I don’t think I will ever buy cookies from the store. It was so easy to make and it turned out perfectly during my first try.
So glad to hear it! Thanks for sharing 🙂
This recipe has almond butter in it – which is 180 calories per 2 Tablespoons, so the calories are quite a bit more than the average chocolate chip cookie.
Hi do you know if we can replace the coconut sugar with swerve or monk fruit classic, if yes how much
This is a super easy recipe and they come out very soft and chewy. I cooked mine about 13 minutes and they were still great. My only asterisk is in the notes their should be a bullet point to flatten the balls with your palm before baking. After 6 minutes I saw they would not spread. I pushed the balls down with my palm and they came out great. I’m looking for more dessert recipes like this that are easy to make and not too sweet.
My husband says he now is addicted to these cookies 😁
Does anyone know what consistency the cookies are when they’re baked for 8-10 minutes at 350? We prefer crispy edges and soft/chewy insides and trying to figure it out. Thank you!
You could bake them for 10-12 minutes for a crispier cookie!
Mine are not as pretty as yours, but they sure are amazing tasting! thank you!
So glad to hear! 🙂
hi i was wondering if i could substitute the coconut sugar for regular white sugar, honey or anything
You may not have the same soft/chewy texture but you can swap coconut sugar for white sugar!
OMG are these cookies GOOD!!! They are so easy to make. I didn’t have coconut sugar so I substituted regular cane sugar. I did cut the sugar in half though. The batter was very stiff. I had to put it on a piece of wax paper and roll it into a log. From there I was able to cut it into slices and then shape. The recipe made 10 large and 2 medium sized cookies.
Thank you, Lynn!! So happy the regular cane sugar could work out instead. 🙂
Hi, do I need to add the butter? Will the butter make the recipe too greasy?
Hi Jennifer! Unfortunately you do need the butter in order for the recipe to be successful. They shouldn’t be greasy! The butter will give them moisture and bind the ingredients together. 🙂
Made it, we all loved it, thanks.
so happy to hear! 🙂
hi , im wondering if i can substitute coconut oil for butter / and if i can just add different seeds to make it whole food . thank you . i like the chewy cookies but most of my cookies turn hard .
coconut oil should work in replacement of butter! And extra seeds should work as well 🙂
Thank u. I had almond butter and almond flour, I was delighted to find your recipe SOEasily. And yours called for chocolate chips , which I also had.
Thanks heather! So glad to hear 🙂
Hi. I want to add 1 tablespoon of a chia/flaxseed mix I have. If I do that would I need to add some type of liquid, like milk? If so, how much?
I haven’t tried this so I can’t promise results. But the batter shouldn’t change by adding 1 Tbsp of seeds – you shouldn’t have to add anything!