Lauren Kelly Nutritionist

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Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies (Gluten Free and Dairy Free)

on May 1, 2012

Disclaimer** These are AMAZING!!

These cookies are made with all natural ingredients, but taste delicious at the same time.  My kids could not get enough of these!  These are one of my favorite treats when I want something sweet but want to still eat healthy and clean.

I made these for a friend whose family is dairy free due to dairy intolerance.    Those who suffer from this experience gas, bloating, pain and cramps in the lower stomach and maybe even vomiting.   Adapting to a dairy free lifestyle may require some extra work, but can be quite manageable once you change your eating habits.  I wanted to show them that you can still eat healthy (and dairy free) and still eat yummy treats!!

Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies 

 adapted from Clean Eating Magazine


  • 1 cup unsalted almond butter, stirred well (I used Trader Joe’s Natural Almond Butter, lightly salted with flax seeds)
  • 3/4 cup Sucanat
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt ( I omitted since the almond butter was salted)
  • 3 oz dark chocolate ( I used Enjoy Life Semi-Sweet chocolate chips that are Dairy, Nut, Soy and Gluten Free)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. In a medium bowl, stir together first 5 ingredients until blended. Stir in chocolate.
  2. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Let cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes. Remove to a wire rack and let cool for 15 more minutes.


Nutrition Information per cookie: Calories: 110, Total Fat: 8 g, Sat. Fat: 1.5 g, Carbs: 10 g, Fiber: 1 g, Sugars: 3 g, Protein: 2 g, Sodium: 55 mg, Cholesterol: 10 mg

14 responses to “Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies (Gluten Free and Dairy Free)

  1. I’d love one right now!!! Delish! Amee@Ameessavorydish

  2. Sarah says:

    substitute for sucanat?

  3. These look and sound so amazing…and easy. Thanks for posting!

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  5. mdog32 says:

    I couldn’t find sucanant and bought truvia instead. Do I still use 3/4 cup of Truvia or use the conversion chart, which would really only be about 2 tablespoons. Thanks!

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  7. S. Eishen says:

    I used Splenda brown sugar blend. These are simply amazing! And SO easy!

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