Amazing Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies (and Gluten Free)

by Alicia Lewis Murray on January 23, 2012

almond butter chocolate chip cookie

These are amazing cookies. Simple recipe, organic ingredients and my new go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe.

almond butter cookie ingredients

There are only six ingredients in this recipe: egg, almond butter, Sucanat (whole cane sugar), baking soda, sea salt and chocolate. Just put them in the bowl (minus the chips, save those for the end) and mix them up. No flour is needed for these cookies. It’s truly amazing how they stay together without the flour. After you mix, stir in the chocolate chips.

almond butter chocolate chip cookies

Then, wait for the little ones to run over, hands extended, wanting to try one of these cookies. My little girl couldn’t wait for me to finish taking these photos before she got a cookie.

BIG, important tip: after removing the cookies from the oven, let them rest on the cookie sheet for a few minutes. Then, transfer them on a cooling rack for at least 10 minutes to cool completely. This will help them keep their shape.

chocolate almond butter chocolate chip cookie

Once I had the first recipe mastered (after several dozen cookies, and multiple friend requests) I stumbled upon Dark Chocolate Almond spread. Whoa!

dark chocolate almond butter chocolate chip cookie

The recipe varies slightly, using the dark chocolate almond butter instead of the regular almond butter. I’m not sure which version I like better.

This recipe comes from “The Best of Clean Eating,” 200 of the best recipes from “Clean Eating” magazine. All of the recipes in this cook book are super easy to make. I want to post about some of the other recipes I’ve made from this cookbook one day, but these cookies are my favorite. You have to try them. Easy, delicious — you can’t go wrong. Be sure to save a few for your friends … they’ll love you forever. But don’t hand any of these cookies out unless you are willing to share the recipe or make more batches — requests for more cookies are sure to come your way.

Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Recipe Type: Dessert
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 12 mins
Total time: 22 mins
Serves: makes 22-24 cookies
  • 1 cup unsalted almond butter
  • 3/4 cup Sucanat
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 3 oz dark chocolate chips (70% cocoa or greater)
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together first 5 ingredients until blended. Mix in chocolate chips.
  3. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto greased or parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. (These cookies won’t brown much so watch the cookies carefully as they near the 10 minute mark.)
  4. Remove from oven and let cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes.
  5. Transfer cookies to a wire rack and let cool for 15 more minutes.
  6. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  7. let cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes.
  8. Transfer cookies to a wire rack and let cool for 15 more minutes.

The cooling time is critical. Don’t skip this part.

Variation: Use Chocolate Almond Butter instead of the regular almond butter to make chocolate almond butter chocolate chip cookies.

Adapted from “The Best of Clean Eating.”

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Susan May 15, 2012 at 9:42 pm

This was my first try at gluten/grain free baking. I was looking for something simple and fast and came across these cookies. I don’t even have the chocolate chips, but it didn’t matter, these turned out beautifully. They’re delicious!


Alicia at May 30, 2012 at 7:54 pm

So glad you made them. I love these cookies.


Nicole April 27, 2013 at 8:19 am

I will never bake a regular chocolate chip cookie again. Delish!


Alicia at May 9, 2013 at 9:27 am

So glad you think so Nicole. These are some of my favorite cookies!


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