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Mom's Almond Flour Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Updated on August 6, 2013
5 stars from 3 ratings of Almond Flour Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Mom's Almond Flour Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Over the past eight months I have been cutting out grains, processed sugar, and dairy from my diet. These types of foods cause inflammation in the body which contributes to all sorts of problems from acne to allergies. Because I love food, it's been important to me that I still eat great tasting food. This has led me on a culinary adventure as I've discovered new, healthier ways to make old favorites. Chocolate is a particular weakness of mine. Fortunately for me, cocoa itself is a super food. It's the sugar, white flour, and other processed food usually added to chocolate that make it unhealthy. All you have to do is swap these bad foods with good substitutes, and dessert is no longer a craving that must constantly be denied and fought.

Recently my mother called me raving about a new recipe she had just tried. I've always loved chocolate chip cookies, but the ones I used to make were made of sugar, butter, and white flour. These substitute honey, coconut oil, and almond flour. The result is a tasty treat that doesn't leave you feeling guilty after licking the bowl and eating two or three once the cookies come out of the oven.

Almond Flour

Health Benefits of Almond Flour

  • Almond flour is gluten-free.
  • It's low in carbohydrates.
  • Almonds are a good source of fiber.
  • They do not raise your glycemic index.
  • Almonds are full of vitamins and minerals like magnesium, potassium, and even calcium.

Comparing Types of Flours

Nutritional Info (100 grams)
Almond Flour
White Wheat Flour
Rice Flour
Protein
21.94 g
9.71 g
5.95 g
Carbohyrdates
19.44 g
76.22 g
80.15 g
Glycemic Index
<1
71
98
Fiber
10.4 g
2.4 g
2.4 g
Potassium
687 mg
149 mg
76 mg
Magnesium
275 mg
25 mg
35 mg
Calcium
216 mg
20 mg
10 mg

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 7 min
Ready in: 22 min
Yields: 45 cookies

Ingredients

  • 3 1/4 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 3 oz dark chocolate bar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Cookie Ingredients

Ingredients Choices

  • Almond flour can be found at most grocery stores, but if you want to save a few dollars you can make your own. Almond flour can cost anywhere from $8-$12 a pound, but you can usually find raw almonds in the bulk section for closer to $6.00. A pound of almonds will make a pound of almond flour.
  • If you don't mind paying a few extra dollars, get the virgin because it isn't refined with harmful chemicals.
  • I like to use local honey because of the health benefits including allergy relief. Also it's always great to support your local economy.
  • While any bar of dark chocolate will do, I like the Endangered Species brand because it is certified gluten-free and delicious. I have only tried the plain dark chocolate in these cookies, but I'm positive any flavor would be wonderful!
  • I like to buy cage-free eggs. It makes me happy to know that the chickens whose eggs I am so greatly enjoying were also happy.
  • I have recently switched to rock salt because it contains more trace elements than refined table salt.

Prep

The only ingredient that needs any prep is the chocolate bar. Simply place it on a chopping board and whack away until the chocolate pieces are the size you want. The most difficult part of this step is not eating the chocolate before it even makes it in the mixing bowl.

Prepping Chocolate Bar

Mixing Cookies

Mix

Once you have all your ingredients measured, dump everything into a mixing bowl. I have a Kitchen Aid that I love. It does all the work for me! I recommend double checking that you have included all ingredients. Nothing is worse than looking at a batch of crispy, flat cookies and realizing you forgot an egg.

Ready to Mix

Scoop

Once your dough is thoroughly mixed, used a cookie scoop or teaspoon and place the cookies evenly apart on a greased pan. I am currently using olive oil spray, but I prefer coconut oil spray. I just haven't been able to find it locally yet.

Scooped Cookie Dough

Oven Temperature

Bake

The oven needs to be set at 375ยบ F. Bake cookies until they no longer appear doughy in the middle and are the slightest bit crispy looking on the outside. Because of the almond flour, they are going to be a little flatter than a traditional chocolate chip cookie. For the first batch I would not leave the oven because it only takes around 6-8 minutes for these to bake.

Finished Cookies

Enjoy!!

These cookies are fantastic right out of the oven. The almond flour creates a delicious grainy texture which combined with gooey chocolate chunks leads to awesomeness in your mouth. If you want to go really crazy, you can make some chocolate icing and put a thin layer on top. Since I am chocolate fiend, this added touch put these cookies straight to the top of my favorite desserts.

Icing- whip all ingredients together

  • 1/2 cup Earth Balance Butter
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1/3 cup honey

Iced Cookies

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 cookie
Calories 86
Calories from Fat63
% Daily Value *
Fat 7 g11%
Saturated fat 3 g15%
Unsaturated fat 3 g
Carbohydrates 6 g2%
Sugar 4 g
Fiber 1 g4%
Protein 2 g4%
Cholesterol 8 mg3%
Sodium 62 mg3%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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    • kenneth avery profile image

      Kenneth Avery 

      4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hello, brenda12lynette,

      This is an excellent piece of writing. Amazing, to be honest.

      I loved every word. Voted up and all the choices because you deserve it.

      This recipe made me ravenous with hunger. I could taste those cookies.

      You have such a gift for writing. Just keep writing and good things are bound to happen to you.

      I cordially invite you to read one or two of my hubs, and be one of my followers.

      That would make my day.

      I am so honored to meet you.

      Sincerely,

      Kenneth Avery, Hamilton, Alabama

    • mylindaelliott profile image

      mylindaelliott 

      4 years ago from Louisiana

      Yum, I could make these.

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      Robert W Shaw 

      4 years ago from Collegeville, Pennsylvania

      Can't wait to try them

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      Cynthia 

      4 years ago from Vancouver Island, Canada

      these look so tasty I am very glad that I have none of the ingredients at hand!

    • brenda12lynette profile imageAUTHOR

      brenda12lynette 

      4 years ago from Utah

      Thanks Stephanie and that sounds wonderful!!

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      rose-the planner 

      4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

      Congratulations on HOTD, well deserved! This looks like a great recipe and I really enjoyed all the interesting information you provided. Thank you for sharing. (Voted Up) -Rose

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      Stephanie Bradberry 

      4 years ago from New Jersey

      These look super yummy. I make a "short bread" recipe that is very similar to this: the main ingredients are almond flour and coconut oil.

      Congratulations on your Hub of the Day!

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      hyp 

      4 years ago

      Looks so delicious! Yum!

    • brenda12lynette profile imageAUTHOR

      brenda12lynette 

      4 years ago from Utah

      Thanks everyone!! I knew this was a great recipe when my mom first gave it to me so I wanted to share it!! Hope you enjoy them!!

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      Comfort Babatola 

      4 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA

      Yum, yum. Great cookie recipe! And congrats on the HOTD award.

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      cheeluarv 

      4 years ago from INDIA

      Your cookies are very tempting,going to try before that I thank you for sharing a good recipe.

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      JR Krishna 

      4 years ago from India

      Excellent recipe. The cookies look really good.

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      Majidsiko 

      4 years ago from Kenya

      I'm hungry now

    • brenda12lynette profile imageAUTHOR

      brenda12lynette 

      5 years ago from Utah

      I'm glad you liked them! I need to make some more!

    • GFfriday profile image

      Robert W Shaw 

      5 years ago from Collegeville, Pennsylvania

      These were really good! Thanks for sharing

    • brenda12lynette profile imageAUTHOR

      brenda12lynette 

      5 years ago from Utah

      Me, too, because they are long gone :). I need to make another batch already.

    • brenda12lynette profile imageAUTHOR

      brenda12lynette 

      5 years ago from Utah

      You're welcome! Thanks for stopping by and good luck with the recipe!

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      LKMore01 

      5 years ago

      Yum! Thank you for sharing, Brenda. I wish your HUB was 3-D interactive and there was a way I could eat one while reading the recipe!

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      Elizabeth Parker 

      5 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      This looks delicious- definitely going to have to try them. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

    • brenda12lynette profile imageAUTHOR

      brenda12lynette 

      5 years ago from Utah

      Thanks! Hope you enjoy them!

    • brenda12lynette profile imageAUTHOR

      brenda12lynette 

      5 years ago from Utah

      They look crunchy, but they are actually quite chewy even several days later! Thanks for stopping by!

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      penlady 

      5 years ago from Sacramento, CA

      Looks delicious! Bookmarking this to try. Voted up and interesting.

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      peachy 

      5 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Awesome cookies. They sure looks wide and crunchy

    • brenda12lynette profile imageAUTHOR

      brenda12lynette 

      5 years ago from Utah

      I hope you enjoy them! I might make them again already since mine will definitely be gone by the weekend.

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      Robert W Shaw 

      5 years ago from Collegeville, Pennsylvania

      Looking forward to trying these this weekend! Can't wait

    • brenda12lynette profile imageAUTHOR

      brenda12lynette 

      5 years ago from Utah

      I hope you enjoy it! I've had to keep myself from eating the whole batch already.

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      RTalloni 

      5 years ago from the short journey

      Found it! I've enjoy experimenting with alternative flours with many of these same ingredients and will be trying this recipe out--thanks.

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