Please tell me something, anything that’s better than rich, warm almond flour chocolate chip cookies straight out of the oven? I’ll wait… The only thing better is knowing that low carb recipes mean healthy recipes that keep your body and lifestyle goals in sync! Yahoo!
I am a HUGE FAN of almond flour recipes, especially when it comes to sweets. This almond flour chocolate chip cookies recipe is guaranteed to satisfy your inner Cookie Monster cravings!
Bookmark this recipe under ‘healthy snacks you can make this weekend’… that is, if you can wait that long! Let’s get to baking!
What isn’t to love about cookies and chocolate together?! These almond flour chocolate chip cookies will turn anyone’s frown upside down and leave it there…at least until the cookie jar runs dry!
Almond flour chocolate chip cookies, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. These heavenly cookies are:
- DELICIOUS..soft and tender, I mean, we’re talking the ultimate comfort dessert here. You need these cookies in your life!
- A gluten-free, refined sugar-free, keto friendly, grain-free and last but OF COURSE not least, low carb cookie!!!
- Quick to bake -you can whip them up in less than 30 minutes, including prep and oven time!
- Easily customizable – swap out the chocolate chips for low carb nuts of your liking or anything else that strikes your fancy!
Almond flour cookies are easy to make, and even EASIER to eat! Here’s what you need to know before getting started:
Here’s the rundown on a few of the other ingredients that you may or may not already know about + some of my fave recommendations:
Almond Flour – Bob’s Red Mill Super Fine Almond Flour is the best one in my opinion, as it’s a super fine grain which prevents low carb baked goods from become too dense. The 411 on almond flour: It’s made from blanched almonds that’re ground into a fine powder similar to traditional flour BUT boosted with the nutritional extras of omega-6’s, protein, vitamin E, fiber and low in carbs (obvi!)! Spoiler alert: it tastes like almonds!
Cocoa Powder – stick with dutch process for a less bitter alternative to regular cocoa powder.
Xanthan Gum – a popular food additive that’s low carb and used as a thickener and/or stabilizer. It’s a common ingredient in gluten-free baking/cooking because it mimics the elasticity and fluffiness that gluten provides in traditionally baked goods.
Granular Erythritol – a fantastic sugar-free, natural tasting sweetener that’s 95% less caloric than table sugar!
Brown Erythritol – A low carb substitute for traditional brown sugar
Low Carb Chocolate – Beware: not all sugar-free chocolate is low carb! Read your labels. Use a low carb chocolate bar or use Lily’s dark chocolate chips
There are hardly any cooking tips for these almond flour cookies, since they’re SO easy to whip up! But I’d like to point out one thing you can do to achieve the exact cookie you’re craving…
Fluffy vs. cake-y cookies – for fluffier cookies, place the dough on the baking sheet in a ball. For crispier cookies, pre-flatten the ball into a disc before placing it on your baking sheet.
Store (and hide!) these babies in the fridge in an airtight container or in a cookie jar.
Can You Freeze Them?
Yes! There’s nothing more luxurious than freezing cookies so that you can take out one later (or two…or three) to eat individually! I like to bake more than I need and freeze half to enjoy later.
It’s also always the perfect dessert to have “on hand” for last minute guests or a midnight treat!
Like all my recipes, you aren’t stuck with only one way to make these almond flour cookies. Keep reading and discover recipe variations to customize your ultimate dream cookie orrrrrr use what you already have…
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Can I Swap Almond Flour For Coconut Flour?
Due to coconut flour’s uniquely dry baking characteristics, you can’t swap these flours using a 1:1 ratio. If you’re craving coconut flour cookies, I suggest following a recipe for that.
Can I Turn These Into No Bake Cookies?
Does the summer heat encourage your avoidance of the oven at all costs?! I feel you.
Low carb no bake cookies are the best (and sweat free) way to keep your house and your cool intact. Eating raw cookie dough (skip the egg!) is a favorite pastime of mine, isn’t it everyone’s?
If you want to jazz these up a bit, I would skip the egg and add a nut butter (like peanut butter… PB and chocolate are the best combo in my opinion) to my almond flour chocolate chip cookies recipe.
Would These Make For Good Breakfast Cookies?
Real talk: what cookie wouldn’t be a good breakfast cookie?! What a way to start your day! Sign me up for a cookie breakfast.
To make these breakfast cookies, healthy cookies, sub the chocolate out (only if you want to but why would you?!) and add any of the following: goji berries, coconut flakes, pumpkin seeds, peanut butter (or any low carb nut butter), nuts (like almonds, macadamias, pistachios, etc.) and cinnamon (spices are your friends- nutmeg, ginger, etc!).
Don’t be scared to try different flavored extracts too, like almond or lemon extract. The possibilities are endless! Use your creativity (you’re a smart cookie!) and whatever you have readily available!
Can I Top These With Frosting?
Add some amazing refined sugar-free frosting on these almond flour chocolate chip cookies and instantly convert them into almond flour sugar cookies! Either one of these low carb desserts will blow ya mind! Give them a whirl!
Can I Make These Biscuit Like?
Since baking (especially low carb baking) is a bit finicky, it’s harder to swap ingredients in a recipe and significantly easier to find a recipe for exactly what you’re looking for.
Take almond flour shortbread cookies for example — if those are the low carb snacks you’re craving, try my creamy, buttery and EXTRA delicious recipe for that instead of modifying this recipe!
Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 3/4 Cup + 2 Tablespoons Almond Flour
- 6 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder dutch process
- 1/2 Teaspoon Xanthan Gum
- 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
- 1/2 Cup (1 stick) Butter softened
- 1/4 Cup + 2 Tablespoons Granular Erythritol
- 1/4 Cup + 2 Tablespoons Brown Erythritol packed
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 2 Eggs
- 3.5 Ounce Low Carb Chocolate broken into small pieces
- 1 Cup Coconut flaked + unsweetened. Swap with any nut you're craving.
- Preheat oven to 375 F.
- Combine flour, xanthan gum, baking soda and salt together in a large bowl.
- In a second bowl, combine the butter, granulated erythritol, brown erythritol and vanilla with an electric mixer.
- Mix in the eggs.
- Slowly add the flour combo.
- Stir in chocolate, and coconut (if using).
- Scoop the dough with a Tablespoon onto your baking sheet.
- Bake in preheated oven for 10-12 minutes.
- Allow your cookies to cool on the baking sheet for about 10 minutes before moving them.* Enjoy!
Nutritional Information:Nutritional information was calculated using Lily's Dark Chocolate Bar. The nutritional information will vary depending on the chocolate you use. If you're using Lily's Dark Chocolate, there are 5 g sugar alcohols per cookie, which means there are 2 g NET carbs per cookie. This information is based on 1 cookie, if you make 30 cookies using this recipe:
Bring one of these low carb cookies to your next party or gathering:
If you make this almond flour chocolate chip cookies recipe (and you definitely should!), please review how they turned out in the comments below! I always love to hear from you! Enjoyyy!