I hope you're not tired of almond flour cookie recipes, because here's one more. These Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies are from the recipe on the back of the Trader Joe's blanched almond flour bag. Trader Joe's calls them Baker Josef's Unbelievable Chocolate Chip Cookies. I'm just calling them Trader Joe's Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies so I'll remember where I found the recipe. It will come in handy if I need to make something gluten-free.
Compared to wheat flour the almond flour gives the cookies a bit of almond flavor and a soft and slightly crumbly texture. And while I used blanched almond flour, I think almond meal (which is darker) would be good in here.
Also, the cookies are noticeably less sweet. They are are pretty thick if you bake the dough immediately, but if you chill it overnight or freeze it they should bake up even thicker (taller). Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies are made with sugar, but the recipe should work with Swerve should you wish to lower the carbs a bit. I'm a big fan of the Brown Sugar Swerve which doesn't leave as much of an after taste. You could go a step further and use chopped sugar free chocolate, too.
Keto Trader Joe's Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies
Update: I have not tested a keto Trader Joe's Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookie, but other bakers have made the cookies keto with these changes: Use 2 whole eggs instead of one egg and one white, omit both sugars and use ½ cup of granular Swerve. Add a two drops of liquid stevia to neutralize the cooling effect of the Swerve, use Lily's chocolate chips. And you may want to increase the vanilla. I will post another update when I test this.
Trader Joe's Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1 stick unsalted or salted butter 114 grams
- ¼ cup brown sugar 50 grams
- ¼ cup granulated sugar 50 grams
- 1 large large egg
- 1 large egg white
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon of salt or use ½ if using unsalted butter
- 2 ½ cups Trader Joe's fine almond flour 260 grams
- 1 cup chocolate chips I recommend bittersweet mixed with semisweet
- ½ cup or so of toasted walnuts coarsely chopped
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a mixing bowl, beat the softened butter and both sugars until creamy. Beat in the egg and egg white, then beat in the vanilla extract, baking soda and salt. Stir in the almond flour until it is well blended, then stir in the chocolate and nuts.
- Using a medium cookie scoop or a tablespoon, drop rounds onto a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for about 12 to 15 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned.
- Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for about 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely.