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Awesome Gluten and Sugar-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Updated on October 6, 2014
Low-Carb Chocolate Chip Cookies
Low-Carb Chocolate Chip Cookies

It's been awhile since I've made a batch of low carb cookies. Now don't get me wrong. I love cookies, especially with choclate chips in them and it is extremely rare that I'll turn one down. It's just that I was never successful in making the low-carb versions that satisfied my cookie cravings.

I recently revisited an old chocolate chip recipe using almond flour but decided to replace some of it with coconut to try and replicate the chewy texture of real chocolate chip cookies. I found that the coconut adds some stability and structure to the cookies which is close to impossible using just almond flour. Of course these low-carb cookies would never compare with the real ones, but if you're watching your carb intake or on a gluten-free diet, these cookies make a delicious alternative.

Some things to remember

  • These cookies are more fragile than normal cookies so handle with care.
  • They will not become crispy.
  • Freezing them will make them more firm if you like it that way.

  • Prep time: 20 min
  • Cook time: 20 min
  • Ready in: 40 min
  • Yields: 15

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups almond flour
  • 3/4 cups finely shredded, unsweetened coconut
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sweetener of your choice
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 3.5 oz sugar-free chopped chocolate

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix together the almond flour, coconut, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together the butter with sweetener. Beat in the vanilla and egg until well combined.
  4. Add the flour mixture until dough is mixed well.
  5. Stir in the chopped chocolate
  6. Make 1-inch balls with the dough and place on baking sheet.
  7. Press each ball to 1/4 inch thickness.
  8. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until just brown.
  9. Remove from the oven and cool in pan 5 minutes.
  10. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook
The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook

This is my favorite cookbook for cooking with almond flour. Includes a variety of recipes such as pancakes, eggplant parmagiana and chocolate cake.

 
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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @seahorse60: It's my pleasure. I hope you like these.

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      seahorse60 3 years ago

      Your cookies sound delicious! I've never used almond flour before so it will be a first for me. I love coconut and chocolate so I'm sure I'll love these, thanks!

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @Lady Lorelei: This was actually the first recipe I made with coconut flour. It's fantastic. Need to go buy another batch soon.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @Susan Zutautas: Sounds fantastic susan!

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @Brite-Ideas: I'm not really on a gluten free diet per se, but I do find that wheat products make me feel bloated and uncomfortable these days.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @sousababy: I hope you like these. These are my favorite.

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      Lorelei Cohen 3 years ago from Canada

      I have been wanting to try coconut flour. I tried the rice flour but it does have a tendency to remain gritty in the recipes I have tried it in. I have heard a lot of good things about the coconut flour so am really looking forward to giving it a try.

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Your cookies sound great. I may make them with carob chips rather than with sugar free chocolate.

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 3 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      Nobody in our home is on a Gluten Free diet - but one of my sons thought he had a problem with Gluten ...lol..he needs to properly confirm this though!

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      sousababy 3 years ago

      Yes, I need to prepare gluten-free foods for a family member. I love chewy cookies, so I must give your recipe a try.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @VinnWong: Thank you Vinny

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      VinnWong 3 years ago

      Looks yummy!