stack of almond flour cookies

Almond Flour Cookies (vegan, paleo)

  • Author: Lindsay Cotter
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 12
  • Total Time: 22
  • Yield: 10-12 1x


These almond flour cookies will become your new favorite treat! This healthy cookie recipe is egg free, grain free and refined sugar free!



  • 1.25 c blanched fine almond flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup or honey (sugar free syrup works fine)
  • 1/4 c creamy no stir nut butter
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 (pinch) of coarse sea salt
  • 1/3 c vegan chocolate chips or mix-in of choice. Ex nuts, dried fruit, dark chocolate, etc.
  • Raw sugar (optional) or baking stevia in the raw to coat dough.


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine almond flour, baking soda, maple syrup, and nut butter. Mix with wooden spoon or blend with hand mixer until batter is thick and ingredients are combined.
  3. Add your sea salt and any other mix-ins of choice. i.e chocolate chips, nuts, etc.
  4. Scoop out a spoonful (similar size to golf ball) of dough. Roll into a ball then roll each dough ball in pure raw cane sugar or sugar free sugar (if desired).
  5. Press down with hand or back of flat bottom measuring cup (greased so it won’t stick). Once flatten, repeat the process until you have about 9-10 cookies.
    Place in oven on center rack and Bake for 9-12 minutes. Edges will become golden and a little crispy around 11 minutes. Remove and let cool completely before serving.
  6. Store in airtight container in fridge or room temp for up to a week. Cookie dough batter and/or baked cookies also freezer friendly for up to 6 weeks.


  • These cookies are more chewy than crispy if you bake for 9-10 minutes versus 12 -13 minutes. If baking at altitude, they make take closer to 12 minutes and won’t rise as much.
  • The dough is very versatile! So feel free to skip the chocolate and replace with any other cookie mix in!
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: american

Keywords: almond flour, vegan, cookies, paleo cookies, chocolate chip cookies, dessert, gluten free, egg free