Perfect Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 3/4 cups blanched almond flour: Finely ground for the best texture.
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened: Room temperature butter is crucial.
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar: Adds a touch of molasses flavor.
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips: Or your favorite type of chips!

Instructions:

  • Prep work: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  • Whisk dry ingredients: In a medium bowl, whisk together the almond flour, baking soda, and salt. Ensure it’s thoroughly combined.
  • Cream the butter and sugars: In a large bowl, beat together the softened butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy (about 2 minutes).
  • Add wet ingredients: Beat in the egg and vanilla extract until well combined.
  • Combine with dry ingredients: Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined. Don’t overmix, as this can make your cookies tough.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips: Gently fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Chill (important!): Chill the dough for at least 30 minutes, ideally an hour. This prevents the cookies from spreading too much during baking.
  • Scoop and bake: Scoop the dough by rounded tablespoons and place the scoops onto your prepared baking sheets, leaving about 2 inches between each cookie.
  • Bake: Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are set and lightly golden brown.
  • Cool and enjoy: Let the cookies cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes to firm up before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Pro Tips:

  • Room temperature ingredients: Using room temperature ingredients makes them easier to mix, resulting in a lighter, fluffier cookie.
  • Don’t overbake: Almond flour cookies can get dry quickly, so watch them closely in the oven.
  • Experiment: Play around with additions like chopped nuts, other chocolate types, or a sprinkle of sea salt on top before baking.

Storing Your Cookies:

  • These cookies stay fresh in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.
  • You can freeze the dough balls for later baking. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before baking as directed.

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