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Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe (Grain and Gluten Free)

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Every once in awhile, there is a food that we really miss from our pre-real food lifestyle. Like the kids’ desire for waffles. Or my love of Chinese food.

I’m not willing to throw healthy eating out the window just for the sake of a craving though, so I usually come up with a healthy alternative that we can enjoy. Chocolate chip cookies are the only dessert my husband likes, so I occasionally make these for him on birthdays or special occasions.

Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

This easy recipe can be made in under 30 minutes and tastes very similar to traditional chocolate chip cookies, but without all the grains, refined sugars, and fake fats. They’re slightly crisp on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside.

For the flour, I use blanched almond flour. The blanching lowers the phytic acid content, but I still wouldn’t recommend these if you are working on healing your teeth.

Other than that, everything about this recipe is pretty straightforward. It can be easily doubled and the dough freezes well. I suggest rolling it into balls and freezing them individually on a parchment-lined baking sheet before putting them in a container in the freezer.

More Healthy(ish) Dessert Ideas

Alright, no matter how healthy the ingredients are, a dessert should still be treated as an occasional treat. That being said, these are some of our favorite desserts that I don’t feel at all bad about serving once in a while:

Here’s the full list my healthy dessert recipes for your baking/making pleasure!

almond flour chocolate chip cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Classic chocolate chip cookies made with almond flour. Slightly crisp on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Calories 149kcal
Author Katie Wells


24 cookies



  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • In a medium size bowl, mix together the almond flour, baking soda, sugar, and salt.
  • Add the softened butter or coconut oil (or a mix of both) and stir well by hand until mixed. It should form a thick dough that is hard to stir.
  • Add the egg and vanilla and mix well. This should make the dough easier to mix. If needed, add a teaspoon or two of milk or water to thin. Finished dough should be easy to form.
  • Add the chocolate chips and stir by hand until incorporated.
  • Form the dough into tablespoon size balls and place on a cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 10 minutes or until tops are starting to brown. The centers will be somewhat soft, but they will firm up a bit as they cool.
  • Let cool at least 5 minutes and serve.
  • Enjoy!


Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 cookies)
Calories 149 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 18mg6%
Sodium 73mg3%
Potassium 3mg0%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 150IU3%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 33mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Tip: You can make a double batch and freeze the dough for later use. Either freeze in a tub or roll into balls and freeze in a single-layer on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Once frozen store cookie dough balls in a bag or bucket in freezer until ready to use. 

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These chocolate chip cookies are grain free, gluten free and sugar optional. Easy to make and a great sub for regular chocolate chip cookies.


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About Katie Wells

Katie Wells, CTNC, MCHC, Founder of Wellness Mama and Co-founder of Wellnesse, has a background in research, journalism, and nutrition. As a mom of six, she turned to research and took health into her own hands to find answers to her health problems. WellnessMama.com is the culmination of her thousands of hours of research and all posts are medically reviewed and verified by the Wellness Mama research team. Katie is also the author of the bestselling books The Wellness Mama Cookbook and The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox.


140 responses to “Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe (Grain and Gluten Free)”

  1. Debra Avatar

    4 stars
    I made these pretty much as the recipe states. I used coconut shortening, coconut sugar 1/4 cup and dark chocolate chips. I put walnuts in mine. They don’t spread out so I flattened slightly with a fork on the second batch. They are very soft and crumbly but the taste is very good. What would you suggest adding to get them more to a cookie like stage and hold together. I baked for 11 minutes. Not sure if that was enough. Anyway thanks for a cookie recipe. I need to work on it more.

  2. George Henry Avatar
    George Henry

    5 stars
    This is my go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe. Works every time. Delicious every time.

  3. Caitlin Avatar

    these are AMAZING!!! first off, I have the biggest sweet tooth and sometimes I just want the real deal. but so many low sugar recipes have 2 sticks of butter, 1 cup of sugar, not even close to healthy. My cookies look more puffy than yours and don’t get very crisp, plus I had to cook them for longer (~20 minutes), but even then they are delicious. The second time making them I cut the butter in half, and they came out just like last time–soft and fluffy. but I love them and have been recommending to all my friends!

  4. Terri Sidell Avatar
    Terri Sidell

    5 stars
    Looks like something I can eat and simple to make. Thanks for the recipe! Do you have a recipe on how to make Elderberry syrup from tea bags???

  5. Talei Loloma Avatar
    Talei Loloma

    5 stars
    I am obsessed with making alternative desserts for my health since 1995. I used coconut sugar here and these are AWESOME! Thanks so much for sharing Katie!

  6. George Avatar

    5 stars
    The best GF chocolate chip cookies I have found online. I’ve made these 5-10 times, with chocolate chips and with nuts. I eat them within 2 days. They’re irresistible. Great for breakfast, snacking and dessert. Making them today. Great texture, mild sweetness and easy recipe. Thank you Katie.

  7. George Avatar

    5 stars
    THESE GF chocolate chip cookies are AMAZING. I’ve made numerous recipes from great allergy-conscious sites, but so far, these are the best. I just use a mini cookie dough scooper and plop the scooped balls on my silpat and bake roughly 15 mins or until just browning. Ate these with homemade, dairy-free vanilla ice cream…???.

  8. Yessenia Avatar

    I added 3 tbsp of cream cheese, and used 1/2 cup of vegetable shortening instead of butter. I cooked them for 20 minutes and they turned out amazing! ??

  9. Anne Avatar

    These look great. ANY chance we might be successful using Xylitol? Can’t have any form of sugar right now. Merry Christmas and thank you!

  10. Amanda Avatar

    4 stars
    Flavor is great but felt they were a little dry, anyone change the recipe a bit to fix?

  11. Hannah Avatar

    I tried to make these and ended up using a significantly more almond meal than what was listed. Wondering if I missed something? Thanks!

  12. Ruth Avatar

    5 stars
    I just made the cookies, and they turned out amazing!
    As for storing, is an air-tight container ok, or do they need to be in fridge?

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