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Easy Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Updated: Feb 4

Written by: Natalie Faella, MS, RDN, LDN | January 14, 2022

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Baking is not one of my favorite things to do. Cooking? Yes. Eating? Yes. But baking, not so much. I just don't enjoy having to measure things and being super precise (it probably brings me back to my 3-hour science labs in college or something) so I am drawn to any recipe that includes the words: simple, easy, or quick. That's why these 4 ingredient cookies are my favorite!

My mom first made these cookies for me years ago and I thought they were delicious. They are perfect to pair with a cup of coffee in the morning or to enjoy as dessert at night. (I do think of all cookies in this way, but the ease of this recipe has me enjoying these particular cookies as breakfast/dinner dessert more often!). I am not gluten-free, but family members of Pete and I are, so I continue to make these cookies fairly regularly — if not for myself, for our family.

These cookies are also peanut-free, egg-free and can be dairy

free depending on the chocolate chips you use!

Here is the recipe!


  • 3 Cups Almond Flour (I use Whole Foods Brand or Bob's Red Mill if you use another kind, I recommend getting the superfine & blanched version)

  • 6 Tbsp Coconut Oil (melted)*

  • 6 Tbsp Maple Syrup*

  • 2/3 Cup Mini Chocolate Chips (I tend to buy these Whole Foods ones or the Enjoy Life brand mini chips when I need to make these cookies dairy-free)

A helpful tip for measuring: 6 Tbsp = 1/4 cup and 2 Tbsp!


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

  2. Mix almond flour, oil, and maple syrup until combined (dough will be crumbly).

  3. Stir in chocolate chips until combined (dough will be crumbly, it's OK because you'll form the cookies!)

  4. Use a heaping tablespoon to scoop and form small balls and place on baking sheet. Should make about 20-25 cookies (see picture and video below). Note: cookies will not spread while baking so you do not need to space them out too much.

  5. Gently press dough balls to flatten the bottom of the cookie on the baking sheet (see video below).

  6. Bake for 15-20min or until edges start to look a little golden brown. Note: there are no raw ingredients so you are welcome to have them bake until they are more or less "well done." In my oven, 18 minutes seems to be the perfect amount of time.

  7. Let cool for about 5 min before transferring to wire cooling wrack.

  8. Enjoy! (Note: Pete usually skips step 7 and goes straight to enjoy/burn inside of mouth. I don't recommend!)

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How to form cookie ball:

Gentle press to go from cookie dough ball to shaped cookie:

Pressed cookies pre-baking:

Finished product cooling:

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