Flourless Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies




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Flourless Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies ~ these gluten free cookies are made without flour or butter, and they beat your favorite chocolate chip cookie by a mile!

Flourless Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies ~ delicioulsy healthier cookies loaded with protein! ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

I am blown away by these cookies.  1 bowl, 5  ingredients, 8 minutes in the oven…these cookies have revolutionized my life.  I am not kidding when I tell you they are every bit as good as the classic Tollhouse chocolate chip cookies that I’ve been making for years, except they contain absolutely no flour, and no butter.  And they take half the time.  I don’t know if it’s chemistry or just plain magic, but I will never go back to conventional chocolate chip cookies again.  Why would I?   These are my new favorite cookie.

Photo of flourless almond butter chocolate chip cookie dough in a bowl.
The cookie dough itself is a revelation.  There’s no need for multiple bowls, bringing butter to room temperature, chilling anything before baking, or any other hassles, for that matter.  This cookie would be the ideal first baking project to do with your kids, and how great for busy parents, who really want to give their families the joy of  home baking, but don’t have the time and energy to devote to big kitchen projects.  It’s great for college students with limited kitchen privileges, the gluten intolerant, and people who just want to eat more conscientiously.   I love this cookie!

Photo of Flourless Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie dough being flattened with a spatula on a baking tray.

TIP: If you are using all natural almond butter for these flourless almond butter chocolate chip cookies, be sure to stir it well  to incorporate any excess oil before measuring it out.

Here’s the fun part — there are so many nut butters on the supermarket shelves now, and even more you can whip up yourself with a food processor.  Combine them with the variety of chips, both chocolate and otherwise, and you’ve got a treasure trove of easy flourless cookies for the baking season.

Overhead photo of Flourless Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies on a baking rack.

Try my other flourless nut butter cookies!

Photo of Flourless Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies in a basket on a wooden surface.

I’m still stunned that these decadent chocolate chip cookies are so simple— try them, and let me know what you think!

Notes ~

  • You can use commercial or ‘natural’ almond butter for these cookies, although the type you use will alter their texture slightly. I found the best texture was with 1/2 Jiff almond butter and 1/2 natural almond butter.
  • I owe this cookie epiphany to my good friend and inspirational blogging buddy Mary, her 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies started it all.

Flourless Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Category: dessert

Yield: 1 1/2 dozen

Serving Size: 1 cookie

Flourless Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Set oven to 350F
  2. Crack the egg into a medium bowl and beat it lightly. Add in the almond butter, baking soda, and sugar and mix everything together well.
  3. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  4. Scoop the dough onto a parchment or silpat lined baking sheet. I use a (1 3/4 inch) scoop, but you can use a tablespoon. Space the cookies well apart, and flatten them slightly with the back of a spoon.
  5. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Don't overbake these, the cookies will look underdone, but they will firm up as they cool.
  6. Let them cool for a couple of minutes on the baking sheet, then transfer them carefully to a cooling rack.


 

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108 Comments

  • Reply
    Janie
    December 5, 2018 at 6:57 pm

    What can be used instead of the 1/2 cup brown sugar? Any good substitutes- like Stevia- how much stevia, if using that as the substitute?

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      Sue
      December 5, 2018 at 7:15 pm

      I’m not too familiar with Stevia Janie, but if it’s in granulated form, I think you can substitute it in the same amounts.

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      Thea
      December 11, 2018 at 10:07 pm

      Janie, I have been working with a dietician and at least for those trying to lose wt she recommends coconut sugar. It has a lower glycemic index, so if a recipe calls for 1/2 c., it would be like having 1/4 c. sugar even though you are using 1/2 c. coconut sugar. I have found coconut sugar tastes like brown sugar.

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    Rebecca
    October 21, 2018 at 1:56 pm

    Really good, but a bit too sweet for me. Next time I’ll cut down the sugar some. Have you ever added a little salt? They are very chocolaty, which is great, but I wouldn’t mind trying them with half the chocolate to taste the almond butter more — for an experiment. Overall, they are better than regular cookies, and much richer.

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      Sue
      October 21, 2018 at 2:14 pm

      A few people have suggested salt and I think that’s a great idea.

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    Bruce Clark
    August 30, 2018 at 11:08 am

    Sue, haven’t tried yours but I will . Question is I made a similar chocolate cookie recipe with 1 cup almond butter, 1/2 cup raw coconut sugar ( I substituted Stevia), 1 large egg, 2 T cocoa powder, 1t baking soda, 1/4 tsp vanilla, 1/2 cup 70 % cocoa dark chocolate chopped (I used chips). Bake 350 8 minutes. Taste lovely but they crumble into bits almost immediately. Complete cooling before moving helped but not much. Is this an ingredient problem?

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      Sue
      August 30, 2018 at 11:18 am

      The only thing I can think of is that the cocoa powder may have destabilized the cookies, not sure. I don’t have any dry ingredients besides the sugar in my recipe, so that’s the only thing that comes to mind.

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    Karen
    July 21, 2018 at 4:56 pm

    I just made the Almond Butter Flourless Chocolate Chip Cookies! Super easy to make and delicious! I am just wondering if they freeze well. Have you had experience with freezing them?

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      Sue
      July 21, 2018 at 5:32 pm

      They freeze well karen, just be sure to follow best freezing practices like wrapping them well in airtight plastic. I like to double wrap. You could freeze them first on a baking sheet, and then add the frozen cookies to a zip lock freezer bag.

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