These Low Carb Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies totally nail the taste and texture of your favorite classic treat – my family had no idea they were healthier! These gluten-free, dairy free, refined sugar-free chocolate chip cookies give you all the comfort without the guilt.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Atkins. The opinions and text are all mine.

Low Carb Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies on a wire cooling rack with a bite missing from one

So, these cookies. We’ll start with a description from my older daughter and pickiest of all of my kiddos. She does not seek out desserts that are healthy or gluten-free or low carb or any of the other things that these cookies are. She just cares that they’re delicious.

Once you get past the crispy exterior, it’s so chewy and moist and wonderful. And OMG the chocolate chunks…they’re like fudge put in cookie form. I want these always and forever. They’re little pillows of happiness.

Low Carb Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies on a wire cooling rack with a child's hand reaching out to grab one

This was the common reaction to these cookies. Unfortunately, I can’t take credit for this recipe. It’s a recipe from the “Atkins: Eat Right, Not Less: Your Guidebook for Living a Low-Carb and Low-Sugar Lifestyle” lifestyle book by Colette Heimowitz. New from Atkins, this revolutionary low carbohydrate lifestyle book—fully illustrated and packed with 100 delicious whole-food recipes—will teach you to eat right, not less, to reach your weight management goals and achieve optimal health. So much goodness in this lifestyle book! I can’t wait to try everything!

Atkins: Eat Right, Not Less is the cookbook with the recipe for Low Carb Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Have you ever tried reducing your sugar and carbohydrate intake, like the Atkins lifestyle? With delicious recipes, like this one, it’s not all that difficult.

All about Atkins

Atkins Nutritionals, is the leading low carb lifestyle for people looking to live a healthy life while eating wonderful, whole foods. This past December, Atkins announced a new way of eating – Atkins 100. It came as a follow-up to Atkins 40 (where people consume 40 net carbs a day). Atkins 100 is for people wanting to start experiencing some of the positive benefits of reducing carb intake by gradually making small, smart changes and it provides more flexibility than ever before.
Atkins is all about offering a balanced approach with foods containing fiber-rich, nutrient-dense carbohydrates, good, healthy fats and a moderate intake of protein, while focusing on reduced levels of refined carbohydrates and added sugar. With Atkins 100, you consume 100 grams of net carbs a day. This includes eating a minimum of 12 to 15 grams of net carbs a day of Foundation Vegetables, three 4- to 6-ounce servings of protein a day, two to four servings of added fat a day and budgeting the remaining 85 grams of net carbs from Atkins’ Acceptable Foods.
Atkins 100 makes living low-carb so easy! And I especially love that Atkins offers support through their online community and mobile app. Both provide you with the best nutrition tracking tools and low carb community support available in the health and wellness industry.
Atkins offers guidance and eating approaches for living a healthy lifestyle and achieving weight loss, and they are committed to an ongoing education effort that focuses on helping people make smarter choices about the foods they are eating. This includes education on the “hidden sugar effect,” – foods that you think are healthy that actually turn into sugar when digested. You don’t see the sugars, but your body does. The “hidden sugar effect” has had an impact on the skyrocketing rates of obesity and diabetes in America.

If you’re interested in following a low carb lifestyle, believe me, you’ll be pretty impressed with all of the fabulous resources Atkins has to offer. Also, be sure to give these yummy Low Carb Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies a try!

Low Carb Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe from the Atkins cookbook

The greatness of Low Carb Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Thank goodness, Chocolate Chip Cookies can still be part of a low-carb lifestyle when made with nutritious almond flour and unsweetened chocolate. These also call for coconut oil rather than butter, which I think makes for a puffier, softer cookie. Winning!

These cookies may be free of dairy, gluten and refined sugar, but they are also most definitely still awesome. If soft, thick, just-a-little-doughy-in-the-middle, loaded chocolate chip cookies are your thing, you’ll love these. You won’t even notice that they’re a little better for you, but you can rest easy knowing these are way more guilt-free. Enjoy!

Looking for other low carb desserts? You’ll love all of these favorites!

Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough from Low Carb Yum

Gluten Free Low Carb Magic Cookie Bars from All Day I Dream About Food

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Low Carb Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies on a wire cooling rack

Low Carb Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies on a wire cooling rack with a bite missing from one
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Low Carb Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Just like your favorite classic treat, but made gluten-free, dairy free, and refined sugar-free. All the comfort without the guilt!
Author: Kim


  • Olive oil or coconut oil spray
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, at room temperature
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract optional
  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1/4 cup baking stevia
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar-free chocolate chips, divided (use dairy free if preferred)


  • Preheat then oven to 375 degrees F. Coat a large baking sheet with spray or line with parchment paper. Place the coconut oil, eggs, vanilla extract, and almond extract (if using) in a large mixing bowl, and beat with an electric mixer (or stir by hand) until smooth and creamy, 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the almond flour, stevia, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Beat the almond flour mixture into the wet ingredients until the dough comes together. Stir in a little over half of the chocolate chips, saving 1-2 tablespoons for adding to the top of the cookie.
  • Drop the cookie dough onto then prepared baking sheet by teaspoonfuls. Gently flatten cookies by pressing with a fork or spatula, if needed. My coconut oil was melted, so my cookies did not need to be pressed down. Press a few chocolate chips onto the top of each cookie. Bake 10-12 minutes, until lightly browned. Remove the cookies from then baking sheet and place on a wire rack to cool completely, then serve. Store in an airtight container on the countertop for up to 4 days.


*Total Net Carbs - 1.4g *Tip - For a flavor twist and gooey, softer cookies, add 1 teaspoon sugar-free vanilla or caramel syrup to the batter, and bake 1 to 2 additional minutes.
Serving: 1cookie, Calories: 111kcal, Carbohydrates: 2.5g, Protein: 2.4g, Fat: 10.1g

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