These almond flour chocolate chip cookies are absolutely delicious, crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside! They’re paleo and vegan.
I originally made these cookies for a CrossFit party. They didn’t specify the food needing to be paleo but I thought I would try my hand at making a paleo-friendly cookie… and I knew they would be the toughest critics so if I could pass them with the CrossFit crew, I knew they were ready to be shared with the world!
For some reason, I expected the almond flour to make the cookies dry but they are moist, sweet and delicious. They are quite dense so the texture is a little different than a regular chocolate chip cookie, but they’re still cookie-like and work great for curing a late night sweet tooth. I think the chocolate chips help!
Before we get to the recipe, let’s dive into some almond flour FAQs…
Baking With Almond Flour
Unfortunately, you can’t swap almond flour for all purpose flour in baking recipes. Almond flour is essentially ground nuts which has totally different consistency than all purpose flour. Thankfully, baking with almond flour is really common now so there are a million recipes using almond flour to take out the guess work for you.
Almond flour vs. almond meal – I did want to address the difference between almond flour and almond meal because they aren’t the same! Almond flour is more finely ground than almond meal. It is typically the preferred ingredient in baked goods for the lighter texture. Almond meal is less finely ground and works well in heartier recipes or recipes where the texture of…