Healthier Chocolate Chip Cookies (vegan, gluten-free, and naturally sweetened)

Healthier Chocolate Chip Cookies

A healthier take on Chocolate Chip Cookies. These almond flour cookies are vegan, gluten-free, and lightly sweetened with maple syrup. But still full of melty pools of dark chocolate!




Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together the almond flour, arrowroot flour, baking soda, and salt.

Add in the maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla, and almond milk and stir until everything comes together in a very thick dough. Then stir in the dark chocolate and any other mix-ins you feel like adding!

Take 2 tablespoons worth of dough, roll into a ball, and  place on your lined baking sheet. Using the palm of your hand, gently flatten the dough into the shape of a hockey puck. Repeat this process with the rest of the dough.

Bake for 8 – 10 minutes or until the cookies are a light golden brown. Place the baking sheet on a cooling rack and let the cookies cool for at least 10 minutes. They need a little time to set up!


*These can also be made as cookie bars! Line an 8-x-4 pan with parchment paper – leaving a one inch overhang on both sides. Make the dough as instructed and then press it evenly into the pan. Bake for 15 – 18 minutes or until the bars are light golden brown and look just set. Let the cookie bars cool in the pan for at least 20 minutes before digging in.

Keywords: gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, naturally sweetened, refined sugar free, healthy baking, cookies

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