Flourless Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Flourless Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies-chewy, gluten-free almond butter cookies dotted with chocolate chips and sprinkled with sea salt! These cookies are amazing!

Flourless Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Man, it has been a long week. This mama is exhausted. We’ve had a lot going on and I am ready for some major R&R. A vacation to Hawaii sounds so good right now. I know Hawaii isn’t going to happen, but I hope I can at least get a nap in. To be honest, a nap isn’t looking good either because we have so much going on. When I am busy and have a to do list that is a mile long, my mind doesn’t shut off. I can’t take a nap even if I wanted to. I lay there and think about all of the things that need to get done.

So what’s a girl to do! If I can’t go to Hawaii, and if I can’t take a nap, I am going to bake cookies. Cookies are my calm. Baking a batch of cookies makes everything right in the world, no matter how busy, stressed, or tired I am. Cookies make me happy!

So today, I am baking a batch of Flourless Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies. It is Friday, I NEED cookies and I think you need some too! TGIF!

Flourless Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies on twopeasandtheirpod.com These gluten-free cookies are amazing! Easy to make too!

Flourless Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

If you are exhausted, like me, and don’t think you have the energy to bake cookies, think again. These cookies are super easy to make and so worth a little time in the kitchen. Plus, baking is therapeutic…and so is eating cookies. I promise you will feel better after having one, two, or six cookies. I always do:)

Flourless Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com

You don’t even need flour to make these cookies! They are flourless, which makes them gluten-free, but you will never know because they are so soft, chewy, and delicious!

Flourless Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com

The almond and chocolate combo is killer! Plus, I add a sprinkling of sea salt to the tops! Oh, yeah! These cookies are the real deal!

Treat yourself to Flourless Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies. They are sure to make you feel better. I am going to whip up a batch ASAP and hide in my closet with a plate of cookies and milk. Don’t tell my boys:) Mama needs a little break and there is no better break than a cookie break. Ok, Hawaii still sounds heavenly, but cookies are a close second:)

Flourless Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Flourless Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

These gluten-free cookies are easy to make and so good! They are great eaten right out of the freezer too!
4.5 from 4 votes
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
15 cookies


  • 1 cup creamy almond butter I used Justin's
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • Extra sea salt for sprinkling on cookies


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with a Silpat baking mat or parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Mix the almond butter and sugar together until creamy and smooth. Add in the egg and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined.
  3. Stir in the baking soda, salt, and chocolate chips.
  4. Shape dough into balls, about 1 tablespoon of dough for each cookie. The dough will be a little crumbly, but just squeeze it together. It will be fine. Place dough balls on the prepared baking sheet, about 2 inches apart. Sprinkle with sea salt.
  5. Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes, or until cookies are starting to brown around the edges. Don't overbake. Let the cookies sit on the baking sheet for 2-3 minutes. Transfer to a wire cooling rack and cool completely.

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Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. Hi Maria,
    I don’t have any almond butter, but presumably natural peanut butter would substitute well? Really needing a gluten free indulgence, right about now! Thanks x

  2. Thank you for posting a gluten free recipe. Our 3 year old just went GF, but she loves to bake with me, so it’s nice to have treats she can eat.

  3. These look very interesting to try. My wife is dealing with psoriasis and we are trying a diet that doesn’t allow for ingredients such as white flour, so this recipe would be a great dessert for her. We’ll make it over the weekend and let you know how it goes. Thanks for the idea and recipe!

  4. Making these for Passover this year! My husband loves almond butter, so I’m sure they’ll be a hit!

    Side-note: I’d love to see a round-up of your flourless and gluten-free recipes before Passover. I’m always in a rush to prep and cook, so would love some inspiration before the big night!

  5. Just made these with my two little men for our baking Friday…my oldest who is five has declared them the best cookies ever! Can’t tell you how much we love your cookie recipes for baking Friday and usually end up repeating them often! Thanks!!

  6. I want to try these using Justin’s Maple Almond Butter. Any guesses on how much to reduce the brown sugar. I could just keep tasting the raw dough till it seems right–I don’t mind.

  7. So I made this recipe subbing the brown sugar for coconut palm sugar, because it’s what I had on hand. Because of that, the batter was sticky and goopy instead of crumbly, and I had to bake them for 13 minutes. But still they turned out soooooooo good! Great recipe! Thanks!

    1. You’re my hero. I subbed with coconut sugar too, to keep them paleo friendly, and I wasn’t sure how long to cook them. We started with 8 minutes, but now i have a better idea of the time.

  8. I was so excited to make these and I followed the recipe to the letter and my cookie dough was very oily, but I rolled them into balls. I baked them for 8 min and they went completely flat and are greasy.

  9. Holy these are awesome. Made this with the daughter. Perfect recipe to do with a 4 year old! And so ridiculously yummy. Not too sweet and love that there’s no flour.

    Thank you!

  10. Yes, I did. I used Barney Butter almond butter, but not sure if that made a difference. It didn’t look oily in the jar. I have made gluten free cookies using peanut butter and I never had that issue. I was excited to try the almond butter. 🙁 oh well!

  11. These are my new go to cookies! they are so quick and easy!! I even added some toffee bits – takes these delish cookies to a whole new level!!

  12. I’m getting ready to move so am clearing out all the food I can ahead of time. I have almond butter, but it isn’t creamy. It’s called Almond Naturally More and also has molasses, flax seed , evaporated cane juice and canola oil. Do you think this would work? I’d also like to use some Organic Blue Agave instead of the brown sugar. I have brown sugar but want to use up the Agave. Any suggestion? Thanks!

  13. I love cookies, but these end up being about a tablespoon of sugar each. Any thoughts on how to use a natural non-sugar like erythritol instead of sugar? Sugar can cause joint inflammation, along with a host of other ills. I’m pre-diabetic as well. Thanks for experimenting! They do sound delicious.

  14. Linda,
    I just want to say, Canola oil in your Almond butter is Not healthy. Its a processed heated up food, and a filler, and yours is Full of Sugar.. Natural does not mean much in the food world. Its far healthier to see Organic ingrid.
    Canola oil on its own is nasty.Use Organic Coconut oil for cooking, or Pastured organic butter…

    Also, Organic Agave has been proven to be the same as
    eating High Fructose Corn Syrup. Clogs the arteries..We where all sold a bad bill of goods a few years ago about Agave.

    I’m with you Kate on the sugar issue …It Causes inflammation in the body, and Joints.

    We are now finding out that Grains are unhealthy, hard on the Gut, & gluten etc. you might want to look into the Paleo Diet..

  15. Sort of on a whim I substituted 1/2 c of the dark sugar with 1 ripe banana and added 1/4 c ground flax seed. Very yummy!

  16. I made these except used peanut butter. I find them a little too sugar-y.  Perhaps lessen the sugar a little would make them better. 

  17. For those asking about a vegan option, I made these tonight using a flax egg (and subbed the brown sugar for organic coconut sugar) and they turned out great! These cookies are magical. Great recipe!

  18. What could you use instead of the almond butter as I’m trying to make them diet freindly eg sweetner instead of the brown sugar xx

  19. For some reason mine did not turn out like the pictures that were posted with the recipe … sort of ran all over the parchment paper … ? suggestions … recipe was followed verbatim … help … thanks 

  20. hi these cookies look great i cant wait to make them! But i was wondering if you know how many calories are in these bc my parents are deiting and they have been telling me to find desserts that dont have alot of calories in them.

  21. hi these cookies look great i cant wait to make them! But i was wondering if you know how many calories are in these bc my parents are deiting and they have been telling me to find desserts that dont have alot of calories in them.

  22. please tell me how to store these , I just made 4 dozen that I was taking to a potluck on Sunday and didn’t know if they freeze well? thank you

    I made 1/2 chocolate chip and the other half ginger with candied ginger, they all are amazing.

    1. Glad you liked the cookies. If you are serving them on Sunday, I would put them in the freezer today. Pull them out Sunday morning and they will be good to go!

  23. Hi Maria, 

    Is Justin’s almond butter runny? I’m wondering because I live abroad and only have access to the fresh stuff which is quite runny…. Would you change the amount of flour or almond butter in the recipe? 


    1. It is pretty similar to peanut butter consistency. There isn’t flour in these cookies. You can try it! Let me know how your almond butter works!

  24. Hello! These look amazing! What is your best recommendation to make these with an egg substitute? The flaxseed and water option or so you have ace a suggestion that would be better? Thank you for any guidance! 

  25. Curious if anybody else has tried to make these with coconut sugar instead of brown sugar. I used coconut sugar and the cookies seemed on the sweet side and a little wet/sticky, possibly because typically brown sugar is packed. I did roll some of them in shredded coconut which I really liked. May have to adjust the amount of coconut sugar I use next time. Please share any suggestions whether you’ve tried that substitution or not.

  26. I made these today , but slightly sweaked it, as I am making these for Vegan friends. They turned out divine!

    I used 1/2 cup almond flour and 1/2 Cup coconut flour. and 1/2 cup maple syrup, and replaced the egg with a mashed banana for binder. I also added dried cranberries to half the batch along with the vegan dark chocolate, and topped them with an almond. I liked the idea of sprinkling a titch of sea salt on top to bring out the dark chocolate flavor.

  27. These are fabulous! I double the recipe because that simply uses 1 entire container of nut butter. I’ve tried different brand nut butters and find that Trader Joes makes the smoothest, best formed cookies. I use less sugar in all of my cookies and these did well doubled, with 1 cup of sugar. Tried coconut flour substitute but it wasn’t sweet enough and they were dry.

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