Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies (paleo + vegan)

December 8, 2019

Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies made with all paleo and vegan ingredients. An easy and healthy extra doughy chocolate chip cookie ready in 15 minutes.

Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies made with all paleo and vegan ingredients. An easy and healthy chocolate chip cookie ready in 15 minutes.

It’s official..

These Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies are life changing.

You know that feeling when you finish dinner and immediately want something good for dessert? When a dark chocolate bar just isn’t going to cut it (aka me every day). Well these cookies are answering your prayers friends.

They are ready in just 15 minutes and made with just 7 key ingredients, making them super easy and quick to bake. Plus you only dirty one bowl in the kitchen, making this a minimal clean up to bake them.

These cookies have just the right amount of doughy consistency when you bite into them. Yet the outside as this crunchier texture. They are even very good frozen and dipped in nut milk if you can have will power and freeze some of them. But they also taste amazing warmed up and fresh out of the oven. I may or may not have burnt my fingers taking them off the baking sheet since I have zero patience when it comes to baking cookies.

If you have a holiday cookie exchange or anything that you need to bake cookies for, THESE are them. They are a guaranteed crowd pleaser. And they are paleo, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free AND refined sugar-free!

Ingredients you need to bake these paleo cookies:

  • Almond flour for the main flour. I haven’t tested subs here yet!
  • Coconut flour as the secondary flour. It’s just a little bit, but it is needed to help with the consistency of the cookie.
  • Creamy nut butter and you can use peanut butter, almond, cashew, anything you have on hand! The creamier the better!
  • Maple syrup for the sugar. You can also use honey as well, but coconut sugar isn’t going to work, it’ll be a bit too grainy!
  • Coconut oil in liquid form or you can melt and cool some solid coconut oil.
  • Flax egg or egg to help bind this recipe. Either works
  • Dark chocolate chips because DUH! And you can use the code RACHL for free shipping on these baking gems. They are my favorite.

Head on over to this blog post for more of my favorite cookies to bake!

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Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies (paleo + vegan)

Healthy chocolate chip cookies made with all paleo, gluten-free and dairy-free ingredients. Plus no refined sugars! The most doughy delicious chocolate chip cookie!

  • Author: Rachel Mansfield
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 12-15 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 10-12 cookie 1x


  • 1 flax egg (1 tablespoon ground flax + 3 tablespoons warm water)*
  • 1/3 cup creamy nut butter
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons liquid coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 3 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (code RACHL for free shipping)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper 
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the egg, nut butter, maple syrup, oil and vanilla extract until smooth
  3. Mix in the flours and baking powder until well combined then fold in chocolate chips
  4. Spoon about 2-3 spoonfuls of dough into your hands to form cookie and add to baking sheet
  5. Bake in oven for 12-15 minutes
  6. Allow the cookies to cool (if you can) then enjoy!


*Can sub pasture-raised egg

**Store leftovers in container for 5 days or freeze for a couple months

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95 Responses

  1. Just made them today and they are perfect!!!! I cant wait till my daughet comes home from school and tries it. yummy perfection. 🙂

    1. Love this recipe and make it weekly! Wondering if anyone has accurately calculated the calories and macros of each cookie if made with an egg? Katie, any ideas?

  2. just made these and they are amazing! subbed unreal dark chocolate quinoa gems for the chocolate chips and i’ve already eaten 5 :O

    1. Love cookies made with almond flour. Added a half cup small diced marzipan. Refrigerated balls of mixture on parchment lined baking sheet overnight to bake next morning. Flattened out 6 cookies with heel of hand and baked them in my new air fryer. Froze rest of balls for future use. Amazing cookies.

  3. I love eating healthy, but everyone in my house is super hard to please when I try to make everyone something healthy. When I made these cookies, they could not BELIEVE these were healthy!! I had to show them what I put it in!! My family loves it now, and I’ve been making very often, and it’s been requested during this COVID-19 quarantine at home… thank you Rachel for always giving us yummy wholesome recipes for our families!!

      1. Hi there, I’ll be cooking these. Can you advise on a substitute for the nut butter… for school lunches?

  4. These are amazing! I’ve been trying to bake a bit more while in quarantine and a friend told me about your recipes. I like to bake healthy recipes but I’m usually a little skeptical because they always taste very healthy but your recipes are so great!!

  5. 2nd time making these during quarantine. Perfect for my sweet tooth, easy ingredients & quick to make.

  6. Just made these as part of my daily quarantine baking/cooking and they are amazing! I used olive oil instead of coconut oil but otherwise made as written. Used almond butter. Made 16 cookies using a heaping tablespoon. Extremely delicious. I waited 5 min or so to cool before devouring two.

  7. I just made these and they are so delicious. I doubled the recipe to make huge cookies and used them for ice cream cookie sandwiches. I used a cashew milk ice cream, salted caramel is my favorite. They are massive!! me and my husband can’t wait to stuff our faces. Thank you for the recipe ?

  8. I just made these and they turned out great. I doubled the recipe to use them for ice cream cookie sandwiches and I’m using cashew milk ice cream for them. The Salted caramel flavor is my husband’s and my favorite. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Will definitely make again.

  9. Hello! I want to make these cookies and I have a question. Have you made these using peanut butter? I want to use peanut butter, but every time I make peanut butter cookies for some reason the cookies come out so crumbly. Any advice you give is greatly appreciated. Thank you!

  10. I didn’t have coconut oil or coconut flour left in my house and I really wanted paleo cookies so I had to make some changes but the subs worked well!! I subbed avocado oil for the coconut oil and instead of 3 tbsp of coconut flour I used almond flower and they still tasted really good!! Thank you for the recipe! You are amazing

  11. my new go-to whenever i’m craving cookies! these are scrumptious and disappear in an hour or two! thank you!!

  12. I have kidney stones and Can’t use almond flour, nuts (maybe just a small amt of pecans or unsalted sunflower seeds but that’s it)
    and I can’t use any nut flour. What else can I use?

  13. Just made your Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies! They are delicious…I added a little sprinkle of salt to the top! Thank you – I absolutely love making your recipes!

  14. These were so easy to make and delicious! Can see how different nut butters can make them taste different so anxious to try something different next time. Only problem was I ate too many!

  15. Hi Rachel! Made these last night and they are AMAZING. Could I use Agave instead of the maple syrup?

  16. Made these on Friday afternoon for the weekend and they were SO good right when they came out of the oven… perfect cookies bc they are totally acceptable to eat for breakfast lol. Very doughy! 10/10.

  17. I dropped these on the cookie sheet and they didn’t spread so they have lots of crispy peaks. Next time I will roll them into perfect balls to avoid that. The cookies are absolutely delicious though! I will definitely make this recipe again!

  18. I made these cookies tonight and am wondering why they look so different? Also, although decent, they are a bit grainy/nutty… do you have any recommendations to notice the almond flour less? Maybe it’s the brand I bought but I get pieces of the actual shell of the almond and am not a huge nut person. Mine look more like an oatmeal cookie than smooth like yours.

    1. yes it may be the brand of almond flour OR the brand of nut butter used. the smoother the better for both. nut butter with no added ingredients besides nuts + sea salt then blanched almond flour will work best. also make sure the coconut oil ratio is exact.

  19. I prefer these over conventional cookies any day! So amazing. They are gone with 24 hours in my family. Husband and toddler approved! Just recently came to figure out I am gluten intolerant and these are a perfect dessert for me. Or snack. Or breakfast ?

  20. Ok this is my new go to choco chip cookie recipe! I used a mixture of tahini and almond butter and they came out great. Thank you!

  21. Hi there, I’ll be cooking these. Can you advise on a substitute for the nut butter… for school lunches?

  22. I have to hop on the bandwagon here and say these are delicious. I’m so glad I found this recipe. These are the best almond flour cookies I’ve ever had. Thank you so much for sharing these.

  23. What would you suggest for pan size and cook time for a choc chip cookie cake? My friend is vegan and I would like to make her a cookie cake for her birthday. Thanks!

  24. Omg, sooooo good. My first time making almond flour cookies and I’m impressed. So good fresh out of the oven!

  25. Are there any substitutes to replace nut/seed butters? Many recipes include some type of butter… can I replace with another ingredient.


  26. Absolutely delicious, thank you so much Rachl for sharing your gifts!! Made my first batch yesterday and will be making another batch today, probably I want to try some variations, if they work out I’ll be sure to share!!!

  27. These cookies are such a staple in my house! Also made them for friends/family and they love them just as much as I do!

  28. This is my favorite cookie recipe ever, I make these all the time! (Tahini is my favorite option as the nut butter choice in the recipe)

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