Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies that are soft, chewy, and absolutely delicious with gooey chocolate chips in every bite! These gluten-free cookies are made with wholesome ingredients and use zero oil or refined sugar for the perfect sweet treat!
These are hands down the absolute BEST chocolate chip cookies! Soft and chewy on the inside with crisp edges and gooey chocolate chips in every bite. These cookies are also quick and easy to make with no chilling necessary so you can whip these right up and satisfy that sweet tooth in just minutes! Everyone needs a healthy cookie recipe in their arsenal and this one definitely does not disappoint. This recipe has been on my site for years, but I have tweaked the recipe based on reader suggestions and re-tested several times to bring you the perfect healthy chocolate chip cookie!
Why You’ll Love this Recipe
- Taste like classic chocolate chip cookies, but with wholesome ingredients!
- Gluten-free, grain-free and dairy-free made with zero oil or refined sugar.
- Crispy edges with soft, chewy centers make these such a crowdpleaser.
- Perfect for everyday baking or make them festive for the holidays!
Ingredients You’ll Need
- almond flour – this is a tasty gluten-free/low carb flour that has great flavor and healthy fats, just make sure to use almond flour and not almond meal. I don’t recommend swapping out the almond flour for any other type of flour as this recipe has been tailored and tested specific with these ingredients.
- coconut flour – this is the key to making these cookies deliciously chewy and works really well with the almond flour.
- baking soda – this acts as a leavening agent to help these cookies bake up nicely and gives them that chewy texture.
- butter – we are only using 3 tablespoons of butter in these cookies and it really makes these cookies so delicious with amazing flavor, but you could substitute coconut oil if you prefer.
- almond butter – allows us to use less butter in this recipe and helps these cookies bake up nicely.
- cane sugar – naturally sweetens these cookies without using any refined sugar, but coconut sugar, brown sugar or any type of granulated sugar will work.
- maple syrup – adds a little extra sweetness to these cookies and more depth of flavor, but feel free to use honey or additional cane sugar if that is all you have on hand.
- egg – you’ll need 1 large egg for this recipe.
- vanilla extract – enhances the flavor of these cookies.
- salt – we are using sea salt in these cookies to add more flavor along with sprinkling some Maldon sea salt flakes over top at the end which really takes these cookies to another level!
- chocolate chips – I used Lily’s chocolate chips which are gluten-free, vegan and sweetened with stevia making the sugar content really low while still having that delicious chocolate flavor! You could also of course use regular or even dark chocolate chips, but the sugar content will be much higher.
How to Make Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Mix ingredients. In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or using an electric mixer, cream together the butter, almond butter, egg, sugar, maple syrup, and vanilla extract until smooth and combined. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda and salt.
- Make batter. Pour the wet ingredients in with the dry ingredients and mix with a spatula or wooden spoon until all combined then gently fold in the chocolate chips.
- Bake cookies. Using a medium cookie scoop, drop 1-inch cookie dough balls onto a prepared baking sheet lined with parchment paper or baking mat (you should get about 20 cookies) and press down on the tops of the cookies to flatten them a bit. Bake cookies in the oven at 350 degrees F for 13 to 15 minutes until cookies are golden and edges are crisp.
- Cool. Remove cookies from the oven and let them cool on the baking pan for 5 minutes then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
Prepping and Storage
To Store: These cookies will last at room temperature stored in a sealed, airtight container on the counter for 3 to 4 days. You can also store these in the refrigerator to keep them longer for up to 7 days.
To Freeze: For longer storage, these cookies can be stored in the freezer for up to 2 months. When ready to enjoy, transfer them to the fridge to thaw overnight or let them thaw completely on the countertop at room temperature. You can also freeze the cookie dough as well!
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- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 15 mins
- Total Time: 25 mins
- 1 3/4 cups almond flour
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons butter, softened
- 1/4 cup almond butter
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup cane sugar
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3/4 cup chocolate chips (I used Lily’s chocolate chips)
- Flaky sea salt, for sprinkling after baking
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or using an electric mixer, cream together the butter, almond butter, egg, sugar, maple syrup, and vanilla extract until smooth and combined. In a separate bowl, whisk together almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda and salt.
- Pour the wet ingredients in with the dry ingredients and mix with a spatula until all combined then gently fold in the chocolate chips.
- Using a medium cookie scoop, drop 1-inch cookie dough balls onto a prepared baking sheet lined with parchment paper or baking mat (you should get about 20 cookies) and press down on the tops of the cookies to flatten them a bit.
- Bake cookies in the oven for 13 to 15 minutes until cookies are slightly golden and edges are crisp.
- Remove cookies from the oven and let them cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes. Transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely and sprinkle with flaky sea salt (highly recommend this!)
- Serving Size: 1 cookie
- Calories: 140
- Sugar: 5.2 g
- Sodium: 84.2 mg
- Fat: 10.8 g
- Saturated Fat: 2.9 g
- Carbohydrates: 11.8 g
- Fiber: 3.3 g
- Protein: 3.5 g
* Please note that all nutrition information are just estimates. Values will vary among brands, so we encourage you to calculate these on your own for most accurate results.