Flourless Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

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 flourless almond butter 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!

3.32 from 219 votes

Flourless Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

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!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Yield 18 cookies
Calories 166kcal
Author Sue Moran


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


  • Set oven to 350F
  • 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.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • 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.
  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Don't overbake these, the cookies will look underdone, but they will firm up as they cool.
  • Let them cool for a couple of minutes on the baking sheet, then transfer them carefully to a cooling rack.

Cook's 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.


Calories: 166kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 78mg | Potassium: 179mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 13IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 1mg
The nutritional information for recipes on this site is provided as a courtesy and although theviewfromgreatisland.com tries to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.

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    March 19, 2020 at 5:02 pm

    5 stars
    Delicious! Made these today and they were perfect! The recipe was spot on…. I baked for about 9 minutes. We ate the whole batch! ?

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    March 15, 2020 at 3:04 am

    5 stars
    Amazing! Light and fluffy.

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    February 15, 2020 at 7:54 am

    These cookies are delicious! I added 1 tsp of Vanilla and 1 egg after reading comments. I also added 1 tsp if salt but don’t think that was necessary. I will definitely make these cookies again and may try adding walnuts.

    • Reply
      February 15, 2020 at 8:01 am

      Thanks Lori!

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    May 24, 2019 at 11:32 am

    5 stars
    I first made these a few YEARS ago and was hooked! Love the goodness of almond butter and no flour even though we don’t have to avoid gluten but always looking for more healthy ingredients. Recently out of sheer laziness (and my cookie scoop broke), I bake it into a bar instead. Love this recipe! Thank you!

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    Rita Morrow
    May 14, 2019 at 7:47 am

    5 stars
    I have another batch of these wonderful cookies in the oven now.
    For those asking for a lower carb count, I used Lily’s sugar free dark chocolate chips and substituted 1/2 cup Brown sugar Swerve erythritol. Amazon carries both lower carb products.

    • Reply
      May 14, 2019 at 8:04 am

      Thanks so much for this Rita, I know people will be interested.

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    April 25, 2019 at 2:11 pm

    5 stars
    Delicious, maybe a little sweet. I used your suggested Jiff and Barney natural. I subbed swerve brown and golden monk fruit for sweeteners to lower the carbs. Tastes just like I used sugar. Very easy!

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    Larry Klein
    April 1, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    how about the low crab version–the carbs in these wont cut it for keto/lo carb people

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