Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies + why you need collagen in your life

Deliciously soft, paleo almond flour chocolate chip cookies with gooey chocolate in every bite. These cookies have a punch of protein thanks to Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides!

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins

It’s day 4 of cookie week! Not only am I introducing you to my new favorite protein today but also an amazing recipe you can use it with.

Have you ever heard of collagen peptides? If not, then I can’t wait to tell you about collagen, a protein in the body and the benefits of using Vital Protein’s Collagen Peptides.

paleo almond flour chocolate chip cookies in a stack

What is collagen?

“Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and helps give structure to our hair, skin, nails, bones, ligaments and tendons in our body. Thanks to collagen, we’re better able to move, bend and stretch. Collagen is also behind helping hair shine, skin glow and nails stay strong.  .

Collagen is a protein made up of amino-acids: glycine, proline, hydroxyproline, and arginine, all of which help our body’s connective tissue, skin, hair, nails, as well as gut health stay as healthy as possible.

Collagen protein is different than whey and casein protein because of these high levels of amino acids. Muscular growth, joint health and an overall glowing appearance can be partially attributed to the amino acid blend in collagen that can’t be found anywhere else.” —Vital Proteins

paleo almond flour chocolate chip cookies next to a blue container of collagen peptides

These almond flour chocolate chip cookies ARE so delicious, soft and are packed with collagen protein.

I love using the Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides in my baking recipes lately is because it’s odorless, tasteless and mixes incredibly well — so basically it just adds protein. It’s also incredible in smoothies because it gives them a thick milkshake-like consistency. You can even mix it into your coffee for a little boost in the AM.

Trust me, you are going to LOVE it.

paleo almond flour chocolate chip cookies

If you’re looking for a simple, easy to make cookie recipes that pack a little bit of protein, this is it. These cookies also happen to be grain free.

paleo almond flour chocolate chip cookie with a bite taken out

See how to make the almond flour chocolate chip cookies here:


I hope you get a chance to try these delicious, soft cookies that are perfect for a healthier snack or afternoon treat.

Enjoy! xo.

More almond flour recipes to try:

Paleo Pumpkin Pie Bars with Almond Flour Sugar Cookie Crust

Almond Flour Strawberry Shortcake Cake with Vanilla Bean Cream Cheese Frosting

Almond Flour Chocolate Sugar Cookies with Velvet Chocolate Frosting

Small Batch Paleo Almond Flour Brownies with Raspberries

Soft Almond Flour Sugar Cookies with Vanilla Buttercream

Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies + video!

5 from 11 votes
Course Cookies, Dairy Free, Dessert, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Paleo Friendly
Keyword almond flour chocolate chip cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Serves 14
Deliciously soft, paleo almond flour chocolate chip cookies with gooey chocolate in every bite. These cookies have a punch of protein thanks to Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides, and are the perfect weekday treat!


  • 2 tablespoons ghee, melted butter or melted coconut oil
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups blanched almond flour (I use the kind from Trader Joe’s)
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • cup chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together ghee/melted butter, pure maple syrup, eggs and vanilla extract until smooth. 
  3. Next stir in almond flour, baking soda, salt and Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides until just combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
  4. Drop dough onto prepared baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Use your hands to flatten the dough so that it’s about 1/4th inch thick. 
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes until cookies just begin to turn golden brown on the edges. They may look underdone, but that’s just because they’re made with almond flour. 
  6. Allow cookies to cool for 5-10 minutes on baking sheet before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling. Enjoy with a glass of your favorite nondairy milk or freeze them for later! Makes about 14 cookies.
Servings: 14 cookies
Serving size: 1 cookie
Calories: 188kcal
Fat: 13.2g
Saturated fat: 3.6g
Carbohydrates: 13.9g
Fiber: 2.5g
Sugar: 11g
Protein: 6.3g

This post is in partnership with Vital Proteins, a Chicago based brand I know and trust. Thanks for supporting AK and the brands that help make this site possible!

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