I love almond flour cookies. They always make gluten-free cookies soft and gooey. I think the fact that almond flour is high in fat and has a high moisture content means it works well in soft-baked cookie recipes. (Read Almond Flour Baking 101)
Over the years, I’ve made many recipes with almond flour, including these gluten-free chocolate chip cookies featuring almond flour and my almond flour cookies made with monk fruit sweetener – they are sugar-free, grain-free and so good!
Today I set out to create a new recipe for almond flour cookies… and guess what? The results were better than I expected!
Before I explain, I want to disclose that this post contains affiliate links to the products I use and recommend. All opinions are my own and I only talk about and use products I like and believe in. Trust me, I get a lot of stuff sent to me.
Also, this post is part of an exciting new monthly series I’m a part of called It’s Gluten-Free, Pass It On! Each month, a group of stellar gluten-free bloggers come together to cook or bake with the same ingredient.
This month, I hosted the It’s Gluten-Free, Pass It On! series and chose paleo flours as the ingredient. Each gluten-free blogger made something with either almond flour, coconut flour or another paleo flour of choice.
Below I share links to their paleo flour recipes and blog posts – I hope you’ll take a look! You can also follow our posts on social media with the hashtag, #PassItOnGF
Last year I got a cookbook called Prevention RD’s Cooking and Baking with Almond Flour. I’ve baked several recipes from the book and haven’t had great results. I don’t know if my substitutes sabotaged some of the recipes, or the fact that I live at a high altitude made a difference.
I was about to give up on the book until I decided to give the recipe for the Ooey Gooey Almond Flour Cookies a try – it’s the last recipe in the book.
I made a few swaps – mainly because the recipe calls for coconut oil and I’m not a fan of the taste of anything coconut to be honest. I know many people love and swear by coconut everything, but for me, coconut is a no-go to my taste buds.
I also was sure to use Honeyville’s blanched almond flour. I’ve tried other almond flours and rarely get the desired results I get with Honeyville almond flour. (You can purchase Honeyville almond flour here.) It’s truly the best and will ensure your almond flour recipes come out perfect each time.
Must to my surprise, this recipe for almond flour cookies was good. Really good. I’m talking stand-out good!
I’ve decided to call my delicious gluten-free cookies Three-Bite Almond Flour Cookies because you can eat these little tasty cookies in three delicious bites (maybe even two bites!).
These almond flour cookies are naturally gluten-free, very soft and moist, and packed with healthy fats and proteins thanks to the almond flour.
They also contain quite a bit of flaxseed meal (see those little flax specks?), giving these almond flour cookies an additional nutrient boost via added omega-3s. I used Bob’s Red Mill’s Flaxseed Meal, which you can find here.
I also love that the almond flour cookie is low in sugar – the recipe calls for 1/4 cup of brown sugar, so it’s not overly sweet. The mini chocolate chips help to give the cookies a sweeter taste too. (I used Enjoy Life’s mini chocolate chips, which you can purchase on Amazon).
You can get the recipe below and really wow your gluten-free friends (AND gluten-eating friends) with these delicious, moist, ooey, gooey and chewy almond flour cookies. Remember, these almond flour cookies are completely gluten-free.
Enjoy these paleo flour recipes (all gluten-free) from some of my favorite bloggers who participated in the Gluten-Free, Pass It On! challenge (#PassItOnGF):
Casey the College Celiac – Dye-Free Coconut Rainbow Cookies (Gluten-Free and Vegan)
Eat Your Way Clean – Easy Single Serving Paleo Lemon Almond Cake (Sugar-Free, Dairy-Free, Grain-Free & Gluten-Free)
MI Gluten Free Gal – Paleo Vegan Muffin Tops
The Heritage Cook – Gluten-Free Classic Cheesecake with Almond Crust
Please note that while all recipes use a paleo flour, they may not be entirely paleo.
This is our first It’s Gluten-Free, Pass It On event, and we’re hoping for more. You can follow us on the It’s Gluten-Free, Pass It On board on Pinterest.
(If you’re a gluten-free blogger and would like to join the fun, join our private Facebook group)
Three-Bite Almond Flour Cookies
- In a medium bowl, combine almond flour, flaxseed meal, baking powder, salt and brown sugar. Mix until ingredients are well combined.
- In a separate medium bowl, combine egg, oil and vanilla. Whisk until well combined.
- Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, gently folding all the ingredients together until well combined.
- Fold in mini chocolate chips.
- Cover dough and place in fridge for 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or reusable silicone mat.
- Using your hands, roll about 1-inch dough balls and place on baking sheet. The cookies will not spread, so they do not need much space between them.
- Gently press each dough ball to slightly flatten it (do not flatten all the way, just a little).
- Bake for 7-9 minutes until tops begin to brown and dough is set.
- Allow cookies to cool for 2-3 minutes on the baking sheet before transferring them to a cooking rack to cool completely.