This Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies post was originally published 12/3/2019. Updated 11/12/2020.
With a soft, butter-like inside and crispy gold-brown edges, these almond butter chocolate chip cookies are the absolute very best. Made with natural ingredients like almond flour, coconut oil, and nut butter, they're a healthier twist on the classic. Loaded with a generous sprinkle of chocolate chips of course, they’re bound to be a crowd favorite.
Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect health-ier chocolate chip cookie for quite some time now. A simple, very basic chocolate chip cookie recipe I could whip up when I’m in a pinch. And it must taste mind-blowingly awesome. I was looking for something that resembled those chewy chocolate chip cookies we used to get from the grocery store. Always with what seemed like a 1:1 ratio of cookie to chocolate chips and a buttery-soft texture. It took a couple tries and many bags of chocolate chips, but this cookie hits the nail on the head.
Why I love these gluten-free dairy-free cookies
Made with only wholesome, natural ingredients. these cookies check the ‘health-ier’ box too. We use a combination of almond flour and arrowroot starch to achieve that fluffy, chewy style we love. The almond butter and coconut oil provide a little moisture to the mix. Finally, the maple syrup and chocolate chips add touch of sweetness. Let’s just say, this combination produces a batch of the very best chocolate chip cookies that you can feel good about enjoying!
Cookie Tips & Tricks
- Use room temperature ingredients. As with most baked goods, room temp ingredients is a must!
- Creamy style almond butter. Make sure your almond butter is the creamy kind and not the chunky kind. This ensure a smooth texture and even disbursement of the nut butter.
- Dark chocolate chips. This is more of a personal preference but the rich dark chocolate flavor really shines with these almond butter chocolate chip cookies. If you prefer semi-sweet though, that works too!
- Don't over bake. These cookies bake for 8 - 10 minutes in the oven. Set a timer for 8 minutes and check them then. If you think they look a little too underdone in the middle, then they may need another minute or two. Keep in mind though, they do continue to cook once they're out of the oven for a little bit so it's okay to pull them out when they're a tad underdone.