These skillet chocolate chip almond flour cookies are a simple gluten-free dessert! All you need is 1 bowl and 5 minutes of hands-on time.

Almond flour cookies

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Typically the recipes we share here are fresh and healthy dishes, but every so often a sweet treat comes along that is too good not to share. This time, it’s these skillet chocolate chip almond flour cookies. While it doesn’t qualify as healthy, perhaps it passes as healthy-ish.

With a dough base made primarily of almond flour (ground almonds), it has more nutrients than the typical refined white flour cookie. It’s also gluten-free and dairy-free, so it works for a variety of diets. And most importantly for us, it’s incredibly simple: mix all ingredients in a bowl, dump it in a skillet, and bake. You can’t get much easier than that! Keep reading for the recipe.

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Skillet chocolate chip almond flour cookies

How to make skillet almond flour cookies

These chocolate chip almond flour cookies are so, so easy to make and baked right in a skillet! They’ve got just the right texture: chewy, caramely, and dense like a blondie, which comes from the mix of almond flour, brown sugar, and butter or coconut oil. It’s worth purchasing almond flour for this one. (Want more with almond flour? We’ve got 10 easy almond recipes for you to try.)

To make the almond flour cookies, you simply mix together almond flour, sugar, butter, and egg white and chocolate chips. Then, press it into a skillet, and bake! After baking, slice into wedges and serve. You can serve it right from the skillet while the chocolate is melty, or make it in advance and allow it to cool to room temperature. We also like cutting this one into tiny squares and serving as little bites of chocolate chip almond flour cookies. If you’re up for a decadent treat, top a wedge with ice cream, Homemade Whipped Cream, Coconut Whipped Cream, or Yogurt Whipped Cream!

Skillet chocolate chip cookies

Looking for healthy desserts? 

While we go to desserts for a splurge, we love finding healthy desserts that are big on flavor. Outside of these almond flour cookies, here are a few of our favorite healthy desserts:

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This recipe is…

These skillet chocolate chip almond flour cookies are grain-free, Paleo, dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegetarian.

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Skillet cookie

Skillet Chocolate Chip Almond Flour Cookies

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x


These skillet chocolate chip almond flour cookies are a simple gluten-free dessert! All you need is 1 bowl and 5 minutes of hands-on time.




  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the almond flour, brown sugar, and kosher salt. Stir in coconut oil, egg white, vanilla, and the majority of the chocolate chips (save out a small handful for pressing into the top). Stir until a cohesive dough forms; if necessary, form the dough together with your hands to make sure the dry and wet ingredients are fully incorporated.
  3. Press the dough into an even layer in an 8-inch non-stick skillet, then press the remaining chocolate chips into the top. Smooth the top by rolling over it with a small glass.
  4. Bake 18 to 20 minutes, until golden brown. Allow to cool for 30 minutes so that the texture sets but the cookie is still warm. Slice into wedges and serve from the skillet. Or if desired, carefully run a thin knife around the edge and invert the cookie onto a plate, then flip right side up onto the serving plate. (Note: If you’d like to eat the cookie before the 30 minute rest time, eat it right from the skillet since it’s difficult to cut and remove pieces when the cookie is hot.)


Make sure to use almond flour in this recipe. Do not use almond meal, which is coarser and made from almonds with skins. Almond flour is ground more finely and is made with blanched almonds, which have no skins.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: skillet cookie, almond flour cookies, almond flour dessert

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Sonja & Alex

Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser: Husband and wife. Expert home cooks. Authors of recipes you'll want to make again and again.

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  1. I’m wondering if one can substitute a “flax egg” for the egg white in order to make the recipe vegan?

    1. I’m wondering the same thing too!! Been craving cookies like crazy lately but don’t want to make a couple dozen, so I plan on trying this out with a flax egg this weekend!

  2. Ummm obsessed with that first shot, and also with that cute little skillet! Hope you’re enjoying the beautiful start to summer guys! :)

  3. For summer, any fruit chopped up and tossed with a little cinnamon and topped with a quick oatmeal brown sugar crumble and baked till bubbling is our go-to treat. This cookie looks sooo good too!!

  4. This looks honestly amazing. The description of the caramel flavor with chocolate had me. I love the idea of a chocolate chip skillet cookie. And almond flour is one of my go-to baking flours. So I’m really happy to see it used here.

  5. This looks amazing! I love skillet cookies and the almond flour here sounds like perfection :) Pinning this deliciousness to try!

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