Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ever since we tried those Avocado Chocolate Cookies, Mateo has been determined to create his own “healthy” cookie recipe.  These almond butter chocolate chip cookies are his first attempt, and man are they delicious!

Even better, they are flourless, lactose-free, and have no added sugar (aside from the chocolate chips), so you can feel good about eating them…even the entire batch! Not that I’ve done that or anything…

These soft batch almond butter chocolate chip cookies are gluten free, but taste so decadent you'll never know they're healthy!


Affiliate1Here’s what you will need to make healthy almond butter chocolate chip cookies:

  • 10 dried dates
  • 2 cups almond butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 TB water
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 TB baking powder

PREP TIME: 20 minutes

BAKE TIME: 10 minutes

(This makes a double batch, we got 20 cookies):

These soft batch almond butter chocolate chip cookies are gluten free, but taste so decadent you'll never know they're healthy!

STEP ONE: Start by boiling the dates for a couple minutes, just to soften them.
Guilt-Free Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

STEP TWO: Once soft, remove from heat, drain, and add to food processor.  (Our Hamilton Beach Food Processor
has lasted us years!) Add 1/4 tsp sea salt and 2 TB water.  Chop until coarsely ground.

Guilt-Free Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Guilt-Free Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

STEP THREE: Add 2 cups almond butter, 2 tsp vanilla extract, 2 eggs, and 1/2 TB baking powder.  Blend.

STEP FOUR: Stir in 1 cup chocolate chips.  It may take some muscle!

These Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies are so rich and decadent, but they're healthy too! These Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies are so rich and decadent, but they're healthy too! These Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies are so rich and decadent, but they're healthy too!

STEP FIVE: Form batter into balls less than 1/4 cup each in size.  Place on greased baking sheet or reusable silicon baking mats. Do not flatten.

These Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies are so rich and decadent, but they're healthy too! These Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies are so rich and decadent, but they're healthy too!

STEP FIVE: Bake for 9 minutes at 350 degrees.  (Oven cooking times may vary– keep an eye on them to ensure your desired doneness– we like them soft in the middle.) Place cookies on cooling rack.  Try not to eat the entire batch. 🙂

These Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies are so rich and decadent, but they're healthy too! These Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies are so rich and decadent, but they're healthy too!

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22 Comments on Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. leighleighspeaks
    March 4, 2015 at 7:49 pm (1 year ago)

    Mmmmm I’m for sure going to try these!!! Thanks

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  2. bcbonusmom
    March 5, 2015 at 1:52 pm (1 year ago)

    OMGness…these look and sound amazing! We have been wanting to try the Avocado Chocolate cookies and now we have two to try! LOVE that these are so much healthier than buying…and regular recipes. Thanks for sharing!

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    • Stacey aka the Soccer Mom
      March 5, 2015 at 2:56 pm (1 year ago)

      You definitely have to try both recipes– so delicious and not difficult to make, even for me!

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      • bcbonusmom
        March 5, 2015 at 3:08 pm (1 year ago)

        Totally going to! Thanks! My SS’s are totally into helping out in the kitchen so this will be fun! Cheers!

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  3. leighleighspeaks
    May 28, 2015 at 10:47 pm (12 months ago)

    Seriously!!!!! I don’t know how hall domit but these look so wonderful! Having to save to try and attempt to make one day!!! Mmmmmm

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    • Stacey aka the Soccer Mom
      May 29, 2015 at 12:37 pm (12 months ago)

      Well, hubby is the genius in the kitchen — I just eat, photograph, and write about it! 🙂 These are pretty easy — you should definitely try them!

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  4. Jessica
    May 29, 2015 at 7:31 pm (12 months ago)

    I made these tonight and they didn’t turn out right! They were extremely sticky and didn’t bake through. The flavor was good, very very rich, but the texture was awful. So sad 🙁

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    • Stacey aka the Soccer Mom
      May 30, 2015 at 5:29 pm (12 months ago)

      Hi Jessica– thank you for trying the recipe and for your feedback! Individual ovens vary, so it’s possible that yours might require a slightly longer cooking time and/or raising the temperature. Oven thermometers are helpful for seeing the actual temperature so you can make adjustments. Since these cookies are flour-less, the texture will be on the softer side, but they should cook through. Let me know if you give them another shot! 🙂

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  5. Laura
    August 6, 2015 at 7:45 am (10 months ago)

    Truly amazing! I made homemade chocolate almond butter and added some dried cherries. I brought them to a party and I think the guys even raves about them more than the women. Thanks-this is a keeper.

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    • Stacey aka the Soccer Mom
      August 6, 2015 at 10:19 am (10 months ago)

      Wow — you went one step beyond making your own chocolate almond butter! Those sound amazing 🙂

      Reply
  6. Genoa
    September 13, 2015 at 11:30 am (9 months ago)

    Just made these with ground pecans. I needed to cook them for 13 minutes and they turned out perfect and so delicious. Awesome easy recipe.

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    • Stacey aka the Soccer Mom
      September 13, 2015 at 11:27 pm (9 months ago)

      I’m so glad that you enjoyed them Genoa! Thanks for the tip on the pecans and thanks for letting me know you loved the recipe 🙂

      Reply
  7. tiffany
    November 4, 2015 at 11:07 am (7 months ago)

    Made this…Cannot wait to make again as a base for different flavor combos!!!!! THANK YOU! DELISH!

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    • Stacey aka the Soccer Mom
      November 4, 2015 at 7:37 pm (7 months ago)

      Awesome Tiffany! Let me know what you come up with! 🙂

      Reply
  8. JNoble
    November 18, 2015 at 2:16 pm (6 months ago)

    what brand of choc chips are those?

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    • Stacey aka the Soccer Mom
      November 22, 2015 at 10:44 pm (6 months ago)

      I believe in this particular batch pictured we used Ghirardelli dark chocolate chips. I also love the Enjoy Life brand dairy free chips, though they are actually mini-chips. You can use whichever brand/type you prefer 🙂

      Reply
  9. Cerena
    January 16, 2016 at 11:45 pm (4 months ago)

    These are soo delicious!!! We cooked them for 12 minutes and they were perfection!! We are trying to stop ourselves from eating them all! We used a little less than 12 oz of almond butter and yum yummm yummmmmmm. Thanks for the AMAZING recipe! Will keep making over and over again!

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  10. Amina Begum
    May 12, 2016 at 10:19 pm (2 weeks ago)

    Can I use almond oil instead of almond butter? I have the former but not the latter. If yes how much should I use? Many thanks!

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    • Stacey aka the Soccer Mom
      May 13, 2016 at 1:15 am (2 weeks ago)

      Hi Amina — you could substitute cashew butter, peanut butter, sunflower butter, etc. but almond oil won’t work in this recipe.

      Reply

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