Looking for almond flour cookie recipes? Here are 20 easy and delicious cookies made with this versatile ingredient from chocolate chip to snickerdoodles and everything in between!
Almond flour is a wonderful grain-free ingredient to use when baking. It’s a gluten-free alternative that works particularly well for cookies. This collection of paleo-friendly almond flour cookie recipes will give you year-round baking ideas for making a batch that will satisfy your dessert craving.
If you aren’t familiar with this popular gluten-free ingredient, almond flour is common in keto, paleo and low carb baked goods recipes that are traditionally made with wheat flour. You can find it online or in the baking or gluten-free sections in most grocery stores.
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Tips For Baking With Almond Flour
- For the best results when baking with almond flour, be sure to use a high-quality super fine almond flour (I use this one).
- I find measuring it by weight is the most accurate. Here’s how to measure almond flour the easy way.
- Always use a recipe developed for almond flour, since it has very different properties from other flours and cannot be substituted cup for cup for regular all-purpose flour or coconut flour.
- Lining the baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat will help keep almond flour cookies from sticking.
Almond Flour Cookie Recipes
From chocolate to peppermint and from cinnamon to pumpkin, you’ll find ways to incorporate your favorite cookie flavors in an almond flour-based dough that’s healthy as well as delicious. Keep these almond flour recipes handy for wholesome and guilt-free baking.
These one bowl hand-mixed pecan sandies cookies will become your new favorite to whip up when the mood strikes you. Basic pantry ingredients of almond flour, chopped pecans, coconut oil and maple syrup make these a simple and delicious treat. The unexpected addition of unsweetened shredded coconut gives an even nuttier flavor to these easy-to-make gluten-free and vegan almond flour cookies.
Recipe by Cook Eat Well
Blanched hazelnut flour along with almond flour makes for a gluten-free cookie dough that’s both delicious and easy to make. The dough mixes by hand in one bowl with ghee, honey and vanilla extract for flavoring and a touch of sweetness. This dough is also the perfect base for thumbprint cookies if you want to add a little fruitiness to the center.
Recipe by Cook Eat Well
Almost Oatmeal Cookies
Almond flour along with a dash of coconut flour is the perfect grain-free base for these faux oatmeal cookies from the Every Day Grain Free Baking cookbook. Unsweetened shredded coconut and raisins gives them the familiar chewy texture of oatmeal cookies. Crispy on the outside, this dough is a fantastic healthy version of a beloved cookie favorite.
Recipe by The Nourishing Home
Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies
You’ll love these chocolate chip cookies from the cookbook Paleo Eats that satisfy your sweet tooth in a healthy way. Using pitted dates for sweetness and texture, you’ll add those to an almond flour and shredded coconut dough mixture. Stir in dark chocolate chips and bake these irresistible cookies in the oven for a sweet treat that’s sure to delight.
Recipe by Paleo Eats
You’ll never believe that these exquisite little snowball cookies are full of healthy ingredients! They’re gluten-free thanks to almond flour and they’re sugar-free when you use a substitute such as powdered erythritol to achieve that snowy look. Chopped pecans, ghee and vanilla extract complete this simple dough. Form it into snowballs, bake, cool, and then roll the cookies in powdery white non-sugared “snow.” Store in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer.
Recipe by Eating Bird Food
Paleo Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies
Get your chocolate fix with these amazing paleo cookies that are studded with chocolate chips and chopped hazelnuts. The dough is a blend of almond flour, coconut flour, ground flaxseeds and almond butter. Unsweetened cocoa powder adds the rich chocolate profile. Fold in the chips and nuts and bake up these tasty treats.
Recipe by The Big Man’s World
Salted Caramel Thumbprint Cookies
You’re just 6 ingredients away from these addictive thumbprint cookies that hold a homemade salted caramel filling. These egg-free, sugar-free and gluten-free cookies start with blanched almond flour, coconut oil and maple syrup to create the cookie base. An almond butter-based homemade caramel filling goes in the center and a drizzle of dark chocolate completed this scrumptious treat.
Recipe by Bakerita
Healthy Banana Bread Cookies
This almond flour and coconut flour blend is enhanced with mashed banana and spices for a cozy gluten-free cookie that’s frosted with a delectable cream cheese topping. Add a smattering of chopped walnuts to the top for a little nutty crunch. Store in the fridge and enjoy these bites of comfort food dessert.
Recipe by Ambitious Kitchen
Keto Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
Unsweetened cocoa is added to the blanched almond flour base along with eggs, melted coconut oil and granulated monk fruit sweetener for a chocolatey gluten-free cookie that’s super easy to make. Form the cookies and then roll them in a mixture of granulated and powdered monk fruit sweetener before baking to help define the iconic crinkled look. So good!
Recipe by Life Made Sweeter
Keto Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies
Bright, rich, gluten-free and delicious, these lemon cream cheese cookies are just the little nibble of sweetness that will satisfy your cookie craving. Almond flour, cream cheese, powdered sweetener, lemon zest and juice all combine for a tasty dough that packs a punch in the flavor department. Add a sweet lemony glaze for the finishing touch.
Recipe by Beauty And The Foodie
Greek Almond Cookies
Almond meal and sliced almonds amp up the flavor of these paleo cookies that are sweetened with maple syrup. Egg whites and orange zest round out the ingredients in these simple cookies that are crunchy, chewy and irresistibly delicious.
Recipe by Flavor The Moments
Paleo Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Get your pumpkin fix with these paleo cookies that incorporate chocolate chips and pumpkin puree into the blanched almond flour and coconut flour base. Add in maple syrup, coconut oil and spices to the mix for a rich pumpkin flavor that shines through in these gluten-free cookies that are perfect for fall and beyond.
Recipe by Hungry Hobby
Grain Free Ginger Cookies
Bake these egg-free and gluten-free ginger cookies and your kitchen is guaranteed to smell like the holidays! Almond flour, ground ginger, maple syrup and the rich flavor of molasses blends with this cookie dough to produce a cozy cookie that comes together easily in one bowl. Bake these spicy ginger cookies soon!
Recipe by Detoxinista
Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
Superfine almond flour forms the batter base for these minty and chocolatey gluten-free cookies that are perfect for the holidays. Monk fruit sweetener and maple syrup help keep them sweet while sugar-free candy canes add a festive and crunchy topping to the baked cookie. Drizzle or dip them in melted coconut butter to take these cookies over the top.
Recipe by Life Made Sweeter
Keto Cranberry Cookies
The fruity taste of dried cranberries coupled with chocolate chips are the perfect add-ins for this gluten-free almond flour cookie dough that keeps it paleo with maple syrup and unsweetened apple sauce. You’ll love the festive look of these cookies as well as the scrumptious taste that will have you reaching for more.
Recipe by The Big Man’s World
Apricot And Pistachio Gluten Free Cookies
Fruit and nuts are scattered throughout this almond flour dough for a sweet and nutty flavor in every bite. A smidge of honey and monk fruit sweetener keep these delicious along with the finely chopped apricots and pistachios. These are a lovely paleo cookie dessert for the holidays.
Recipe by A Clean Bake
Paleo Carrot Cake Cookies
For that irresistible taste of carrot cake without all the work, make these cookies as soon as possible! Almond flour is the base of these paleo treats that include shredded carrots, shredded unsweetened coconut, cinnamon, vanilla, maple syrup and coconut oil. A cashew-based frosting adds a luscious sweet topping for these gluten-free cookies.
Recipe by Running To The Kitchen
Low Carb Snickerdoodle Cookies
Traditionally full of sugar and cinnamon, this snickerdoodle cookie recipe uses a monk fruit sugar replacement to achieve a healthier outcome. Blanched almond flour mixes with cinnamon, vanilla, butter, egg, and the sugar substitute to create a rich dough. Form the cookies and roll in the cinnamon and monk fruit sweetener mixture. Bake until golden brown and enjoy these classic cookies with a healthier twist.
Recipe by Wholesome Yum
Paleo Cinnamon Snowflake Christmas Cookies
Almond flour along with flaxseed meal create a beautiful dough that’s flavored with almond extract and ground cinnamon. Roll out this dough and cut into snowflakes for a gluten-free holiday cookie. Dust with a paleo-friendly powdered sugar to complete the look.
Recipe by Raising Generation Nourished
Almond Ricotta Cheese Cookies
Almond and vanilla extract join ricotta cheese in this gluten-free cookie that’s a sweet addition to your holiday cookie tray or anytime you need a bite of cookie goodness. Make sure you chill the cookie dough for about 30 minutes for best results when baking. Drizzle with a simple almond-flavored glaze for a delightful finish.
Recipe by Low Carb Yum
Gluten-free almond flour cookies are easy to make from scratch. And this collection give you plenty of ideas to try the next time you’re baking sweet treats.