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stack of almond flour cookies

Almond Flour Cookies (vegan, paleo)

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4.4 from 18 reviews

  • Author: Lindsay Cotter
  • 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!


Units Scale
  • 1 1/4 cups blanched fine almond flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/31/2 cup maple syrup or honey (sugar free syrup works fine)- see notes
  • 1/4 cup creamy no stir nut butter
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon (pinch) of coarse sea salt
  • 1/3 cup 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 350 F. 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 sea salt and any other mix-ins of choice. i.e chocolate chips, nuts, etc. Optional but recommended: For best results, chill batter for 30 minutes in fridge.
  4. Scoop cookie dough using a medium cookie dough scoop. 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 bottomed measuring cup (greased so it won’t stick). Once flattened, 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 from oven 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 may take closer to 12 minutes and won’t rise as much.
  • Start with adding 1/3 cup maple syrup, if the dough is too dry add 2 tablespoons more.
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 12
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: american


  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 141
  • Sugar: 10 g
  • Sodium: 54.4 mg
  • Fat: 8.1 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 13.8 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 3.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg