Almond Flour Protein Cookies (GF)

Prep Time:

30 mins

Cook Time:

10-12 mins

Serves:

18 cookies

Level:

Beginner

About the Recipe

I recently whipped up a brand new cookie recipe because my lack of ingredients forced me to get creative.

I promised my 4-year-old we'd bake something together and we only had almond flour in the house (I normally have large amounts of gluten-free all purpose baking flour at my disposal).

It's amazing what you can do in a pinch!

These are soft, chewy, gluten-free, low in sugar + a good source of protein compared to other baked goods.

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp. unsalted butter or coconut oil

  • 1/2 cup maple syrup (or whatever sugar you prefer!)

  • 1/4 cup almond butter

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 tsp. vanilla

  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda

  • 2 cups almond flour

  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

  • (optional) spoonful of ground flax

Preparation


  1. preheat oven to 350f and line baking sheet with parchment paper

  2. in the bowl of a stand mixer OR a large mixing bowl, beat butter, maple syrup, almond butter, egg + vanilla until smooth

  3. sprinkle the baking soda and then the flour on top and slowly combine

  4. mix in the chocolate chips

  5. with a spoon, scoop out 1-tbsp worth of dough and roll into a ball in your hands, then place on the baking sheet. Arrange the balls about 2 inches apart.

  6. with your fingers, lightly press down on each ball and flatten slightly.

  7. pop into the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes. When they're done, the top & side will seem dry but the middle may feel under-baked - this is what makes them chewy! Allow the cookies to cool for 5 mins on the baking sheet before transferring to a cooling rack.