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Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies ~ A Gluten Free #Recipe

In recent years two of my three children have been diagnosed with a wheat and dairy intolerance.  Eating these foods will cause a barrage of side effects from upset stomachs to mood alterations.  When we first found out, we were devastated and overwhelmed at the though of making such a huge life change (dairy and wheat are in almost all prepackaged foods).  As some of you might know, having had to make these changes yourselves, the enormous task that lay ahead was finding foods that were similar in taste and texture.  Even recreating things like a basic chocolate chip cookie was overwhelming.  After much research, testing and tweaking we are finally at a point where we have found amazing products and created recipes that are very comparable.  We no longer miss our old lifestyle.

Since so many people have to live gluten free these days, I decided to share one of my family’s favorite crispy on the outside, moist on the inside, chocolate chip cookie recipes.  This recipe uses almond flour and is sweetened with honey or coconut sugar.  I find it a very healthy choice that is a great source of calcium and protein.

Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies

4.8 from 4 reviews

Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Recipe type: cookie
 
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup of Vegan Margarine (or butter softened)
  • ¾ cup coconut palm sugar or brown sugar or ½ cup honey or maple syrup
  • 3 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 3 cups blanched almond flour (*see note below)
  • 1 cup chocolate chips or raisins
  • * Can substitute for homemade almond meal. ( grind almonds in blender until you get a flour-like consistency)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Using an electric mixer, mix together the margarine, oil and sugar of choice in a large bowl.
  3. Add the vanilla and egg and mix until incorporated.
  4. Mix in the baking soda and salt. Then add the blanched almond flour, 1 cup at a time, until well blended. Fold in the chocolate chips with a spoon.
  5. Drop dough (about 1 rounded tablespoon) onto baking sheet. Bake approx 12-15 minutes or until golden brown on the edges. Let cool a bit on the sheet then transfer to wire cooling rack and enjoy!

Chocolate Chip Cookies collage

Everyone who tries these cookies loves them (including gluten friendly people) and since it doesn’t have any processed sugar (great way to avoid a sugar crash meltdown) it’s definitely worth a try.

I hope you enjoy making these with your kids and would love to hear what you thought of them.

Nadine is a stay at home mom/professional photographer who specializes in children and newborn photography. You can see some of her work at www.allurebebe.com. She has 3 wonderful children Caleb 9, Amélie 7 and Leia 2 and has been married to her best friend for the past 10 years. Nadine loves photography, baking, reading, crafting, helping people and finding daily ways to teach all these loves to her children and others around her.

Comments

  1. These look so delicious!!

  2. Nena Sinclair says:

    These look so yummy! By the way, I was reading an article the other day that said that most baking powder (I know this recipe uses baking soda, but still thought it worth mentioning) is grain based? I never knew that before.

    • I just read that recently as well. After a little searching I was able to find some gluten free baking powder at a local health food store. Thanks for the heads up!

  3. Teresa Claire says:

    I have been looking for a GF cookie recipe. I like have a biscuit with my morning tea but the store bought ones are high in fat and I seem to have an intolerance to wheat. I am going to try these. They look delicious!

  4. Anne Taylor says:

    These cookies sound amazing! I think I’m going to try them with coconut oil instead of butter.

  5. I love that this recipe does not use white sugar. I recently decided to do a little experiment and see what will happen to my body if I eliminate all white sugar. It’s hard to find recipes, as I am sure you understand. Can’t wait to try this one!!

  6. This is great as I am on a gluten free diet.

  7. Christy Martin says:

    Thank you! Although no on in our family is celiac or has an intolerance, I know a few that are. Several times a year, baking is required for different events and it is now a standard that they be gluten free. After several recipe fails, I’ve finally found some good recipes and GF baking ingredients inventory is growing! Bulk barn has been great for those hard to find ingredients.

  8. kristen visser says:

    omg these look absolutely delicious!!!

  9. I was drawn to this recipe because I saw the word almond & they are one of my most favorite things! I was so happy to discover that they were also gluten free and not sweetened with white sugar. It was wonderful to find a recipe that I can make at home and for the kids to take to school, where everything must be gluten free.
    Thank you!

  10. Lindsay P says:

    I’m very excited to try these with one of my friends! She’s on no gluten, no potatoes . . . but that leaves her sweet tooth lacking sometimes!

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