These flourless chocolate chip cookies are an easy 5 ingredient recipe made with almond butter, sugar, eggs and chocolate chips. Perfect for gluten free diets!
Sometimes simpler is better, like in the case of these almond butter cookies. They take just minutes to whip together and taste totally delicious.
We are a peanut free household due to a child with a food allergy. Luckily she can eat all tree nuts so almond butter and jelly sandwiches are a common lunch around here. When I came across a recipe for flourless chocolate chip cookies made with almond butter I was intrigued. Before her diagnosis I had made flourless peanut butter cookies that tasted great, so why not almond butter?
How do you make flourless chocolate chip cookies?
This recipe only has five ingredients – almond butter, brown sugar, eggs, salt and chocolate chips.
Since the recipe only has a few ingredients use the best quality chocolate chips you can find for maximum flavor. I prefer milk chocolate chips in this recipe and my favorite brand is Guittard, they are available at most grocery stores. I buy my almond butter in a huge jar at Costco but it’s usually reasonably priced at Trader Joe’s too. If you’re not a milk chocolate fan, semisweet chocolate chips also work well in this recipe.
I wasn’t sure what the texture of these cookies was going to be like as the dough is definitely on the soft side. When they came out of the oven I was pleasantly surprised, the cookies are soft and chewy and full of flavor.
Now clearly cookies aren’t health food, but these aren’t a bad choice for the kids. They don’t have much sugar added and almond butter is full of protein and nutrients. All three girls gave them a thumbs up! I do want to mention that many people with peanut allergies also cannot eat tree nuts or any product that is processed in a facility that handles peanuts. While this recipe works for my daughter and her specific allergy I definitely would not call it a universally allergy friendly recipe, so just make sure to check with whoever you’re feeding if they have any sort of nut/legume allergy. That’s the end of my public service announcement, enjoy these flourless chocolate chip cookies!
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Flourless Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1 cup almond butter
- 1 cup milk chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a bowl, stir together almond butter, chocolate chips, sugar, eggs, and salt until a dough forms.
- Place 1 and 1/2 tablespoons of dough 2 inches apart on parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake cookies until puffed and edges are just starting to brown, about 10-13 minutes. My cookies were done in 11 minutes.
- Transfer to a wire rack; let cool. Cookies can be stored in an airtight container up to 3 days.
I’m not usually into flourless desserts but I do like chocolate chip cookies. I made these and they turned out to be quite good.
These cookies look scrumptious and love that they suit my family’s needs as they’re gluten-free!
Just the chocolate chip cookie I have been looking for! Can’t wait to give your recipe a try!
The photography is incredible! I can’t wait to try these cookies out.
I have pinned these – totally amazing!!!
Those look amazing! I’ve never had almond butter before; I’ll have to try it. =)
Seems simple. I need to try this.
Wow ..those look fabulous, and I love it ..just a few ingredietns! I found out last summer I was gluten sensitive, so this is perfect..thanks for sharing!! Best to you!
I love easy recipes and with only 5 ingredients and simple directions this recipe is perfect of me!
I’m so glad your back 🙂 I’m going to thoroughly enjoy reading your blog and trying your recipes. Here is another I must try! Oh and I am such a huge fan of Trader Joes!
These look sooo good! Looking forward to trying these and making them for my gluten-free personal chef clients.
I’m ashamed to admit I haven’t tried a flourless recipe yet. But with as much as the BF and I love chocolate, this recipe looks like a great place to start 😀
Love making cookies without flour and these look delicious!
Can’t wait to try these, they look delicious!