A couple of weeks ago, I came to the realization that we do not make enough cookies around here. I don't know why, but we just don't seem to make them very often. And I'm not ok with that. My mom always had a fail-safe chocolate chip cookie recipe that she could throw together in 30 minutes without looking at the instructions. Naturally, I asked for her recipe. 8 ingredients and done in under 20 minutes. Now, that's my kind of cookie.
Being that it is December and all, I'm sure I could have gone with the more obvious cookie options. Like sugar or gingerbread ones. But I decided on chocolate chip instead. There are three reasons that I love these cookies...
1: They're easy.
2: They're healthy.
3. They're freakin' melt-in-your-mouth delicious.
Those are three things that I think everyone can appreciate around the holidays.
Chocolate chip cookies aren't exactly the first thing that comes to mind when I think of holiday treats, but we've already churned out one Christmas-y recipe and we've got a few more coming up.
Gooey and melty, with just the right amount of crispy – Yup, these meet all of my chocolate chip cookie requirements. Almond meal is the perfect substitute for flour in this recipe because it adds some kind of buttery deliciousness. There's also a hint of coconut flavor from the oil.
Just in case you don't feel like spending your day covered in flour, these cookies are a no-fuss, no-rolling-pin-needed treat.
This is a secret cookie weapon, ready to be whipped out when there isn't enough time in the day and you or someone you know could really use a cookie. PS – The dough itself is pretty good before you ever cook it, if you're into that sort of thing. I know I am.
Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Total Time: 17 minutes
- Yield: 12 1x
Gluten-free almond meal chocolate chip cookies.
- 1 cup almond meal
- 3 tablespoons melted coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon almond milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ⅛ teaspoon sea salt
- ⅛ teaspoon baking powder
- ⅓ cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 335º and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Combine dry ingredients in a medium bowl.
- Combine wet ingredients in a separate bowl and add in dry mixture.
- Use a spoon to scoop the dough into 10-12 cookies. No need to flatten, roll, or smoosh – just leave them rough.
- Bake for 11-14 minutes. When they start to brown, bake them for about 2 more minutes.
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 12 mins
- Calories: 1357
- Sugar: 45g
- Sodium: 342mg
- Fat: 95g
- Saturated Fat: 51g
- Unsaturated Fat: 39g
- Carbohydrates: 119g
- Fiber: 2g
- Protein: 14g
- Cholesterol: 13mg
OMG THESE are crazy good!!! Thank you for the recipe, you rock! :)
Hi Barbara –
So glad you loved these cookies! I think they are so, so tasty and I always love hearing what others think of them. Thanks for the nutritional info, too! :)
I've never written so much on a blag, but I had to add one more thing. I just made them with sugar free maple and sugar free chocolate chips. HOLY FRIJOLES BATMAN! Awesome! Now I can eat a bunch of them and not worry! WOO HOO!
Well, comment all you want, I don't mind! I'm so thrilled that you like these cookies. :) Thanks for sharing your modifications, too!
I'm baking these now but since I'm prediabetic and don't want to eat too much sugar, I did the nutrion info. Thought I'd share:
Cals: 114.5 Carbs: 4.9 Sugars: 2.5
They look awesome! Can't wait to try! :)
Oops my bad! the sugar is actually 5 for the recipe as is. I halved the maple for myself. :) Sowwy!
Oh my goodness! I just made these so delicious!! Love love and love! Or should I say a winner!!!
Yay! So glad you like them. This is easily one of my favorite cookie recipes!
Life changing... Thank you for creating this masterpiece!
Boom! So glad you like them!!
Can I sub gluten free flour for the almond meal?
Another commenter tried GF flour and said it didn't turn out so well. I would stick with almond meal for this recipe – it definitely makes the cookies!
Can't wait to make this I don't have maple syrup what can I use instead? Thanks
Agave or honey would be a good substitute!
Have you tried them with agave nectar instead of maple syrup? I know sometimes it works really well as a substitute, but sometimes not. I'm curious just because agave is really cheap where I live but maple syrup is very expensive.
We've never tried that, but it most likely would work. The flavor might turn out just a bit different. Let us know how it works!
Cannot wait to make these, such an easy recipe I love it!!
Thanks for spotting that - fixed! Let us know how you like them. :)
I made these on Christmas Eve, and used chocolate mint chips which was yummy. But I subbed GF flour because I was out of almond meal and was too tired to make my own :) they seemed a little like rubber, was that the flour or did i bake them too long? I will definitely be using this recipe again! Thank you.
Chocolate mint chips – what a brilliant idea! I'm a mint-aholic. :) It was definitely the flour. GF baking is such a tricky process, but these definitely require almond meal to work right. Sorry they were a flop!
Thanks for the input......Oh no they weren't a flop I still ate them!!! Matter of fact i put some aside in the freezer and warmed a couple of them up yesterday, mmmmm! :) Thanks again.