September 27, 2019

Almond Meal Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Chewy super nutty chocolate chunk cookies made with almond meal. A one bowl recipe that needs a quick rest and leads to the chewiest, most hearty cookies packed with dark chocolate.  

4.75 from 4 votes
Yield: 16 cookies
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Chewy super nutty chocolate chunk cookies made with almond meal. A one bowl recipe that needs a quick rest and leads to the chewiest, most hearty cookies packed with dark chocolate.  

If you were to ask me while I was pregnant what I would be eating and baking repeatedly in the weeks after I gave birth to my second, I would’ve guessed I’d be munching on the chocolate chip cookies I froze before she was born. And I did do that the first week or two, but then I started needing something a bit more substantial than the basic ccc. I wanted all the chocolate (dark, of course) but in a cookie that had a filling quality to it. Something that would sit in my belly for longer than ten minutes, and give me more stamina for baby+toddler care.

So when I had the chance to bake something (you know, those precious 20 minutes when dad held her and the toddler was napping) I made cookies, but instead of sticking with ap flour, I threw in a ton of almond meal. And then I made them again, and again, and again (and this is a testament to how easy and quick these come together – considering I barely have time to wash my hair these days!)… and we all found ourselves just loving them.

They do not at all taste like a ‘healthy’ cookie (a cookie never should imo!) and yet, they are full of nutritional nuttiness which complements the chocolate so well. The texture is chewy (always) and the dough makes for a cookie that has more character than your average ccc. It took me about 4 tries to perfect the ratios (and to get proper photos because, argh! fussy newborn!) so now I know you will love these as much as I do.

Ingredients for Almond Meal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Almond Meal: You could use almond flour but I think the ‘meal’ works better here.

All purpose flour: If you desire to make these gluten fry try a gf 1 to 1 substitute like KAF.

Brown sugar: Light or dark is fine.

Chocolate: Either chocolate chips or chop up a bar of chocolate. Use whatever percentage you like, be sure it’s the kind you’d like to ‘eat’ so you know if it’s too sweet or not sweet enough (sample a bit before you add it to the dough).

Almond Meal Chocolate Chunk Cookie Recipe

Almond Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Chewy, hearty chocolate chip cookies made with almond flour.
almond meal chocolate chip cookies
Yields: 16 cookies
4.75 from 4 votes


  • ½ cup or 113g unsalted butter melted
  • ¾ cup or 160g brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup or 55g granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups or 180g almond meal
  • 1/2 cup or 60g all purpose flour
  • 200 g chopped chocolate


  • In a bowl, whisk together the melted butter and sugars for a good few minutes until it’s well-combined.
  • Add the vanilla and salt, whisk for another minute.
  • Add the egg, combine.
  • Add the baking soda, almond meal and ap flour and switch to a rubber spatula to combine.
  • Fold in the chocolate.
  • Set dough in fridge to set for about 2 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 350. Prepare two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • Drop in 1.5-2 tablespoons onto cookie sheets.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes.

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  1. 5 stars
    I’ve made 19 of Sam’s cookie recipes (my plan is to bake through her whole site) because I have yet to not be blown away! These cookies are like the quintessential chocolate chip cookie – just the right thickness, crisp edges with a chewy middle (or gooey if you eat them straight out of the oven lol!), and they feel like home. I lowered my chocolate to 100g because I ran out, what a tragedy! The almond flavor of the meal/flour isn’t lost, while like Sam said this cookie does not taste “healthy” in any sort of way.

    • Violet, NINETEEN!!! GAH. I’d if this is more thrilling to me or the fact that you made this completely old, forgotten recipe that nobody ever makes (and I rarely talk about). I’m so happy you liked them so much!!! And ok, I cannnot wait to see what else you make =D =D

  2. 5 stars
    These are fantastic. Trying to eat more protein and this recipe does the trick. Chocolate and protein can’t go wrong! Thanks for all your great recipes.