Grain-Free, Kid-Approved Chocolate Chip Cookies


These not-too-sweet cookies are a little crispy around the edges and soft inside, studded with chocolate chips - sometimes with dried cranberries or currants. My husband and son usually eat them all in an afternoon. Great for kids' lunches, or a healthy accompaniment to an afternoon cup of tea. These cookies can be adapted to your family's taste in a variety of ways. Sometimes I will replace vanilla with almond extract, add in coconut flakes, nuts and/or dried fruit for a different flavor profile.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
12 servings


  • ½ cup butter

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 3 cups almond flour

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips

  • ¼ cup dried cranberries (Optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet.

  2. Beat butter and sugar together in a bowl with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy; add eggs and vanilla extract and beat until smooth. Fold almond flour, baking soda, and salt into butter mixture until dough comes together. Stir in chocolate chips and cranberries. Drop dough by the teaspoonful onto prepared baking sheet.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until golden and set, about 12 minutes.

Cook's Note:

You can substitute coconut crystals for the sugar, if desired. You can substitute coconut oil for butter, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

155 Calories
11g Fat
15g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 155
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Cholesterol 51mg 17%
Sodium 168mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 1g
Calcium 9mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 41mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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