Cookie Dough Bites with Almond Flour

Close up of cookie dough bites.

Cookie Dough Bites made with almond flour (GF) are a quick, easy (and EDIBLE) way to get your cookie dough fix. Plus, they’re made with just 5 INGREDIENTS!

Raise your hand if you sneak dough from the mixing bowl when you’re making cookies at home…

(I’m raising both hands)

But, unfortunately, we’ve all heard the warnings about salmonella from uncooked eggs. Did you also know that there are warnings about e. coli in raw flour too… I just learned about that one.

So, I whipped up a recipe for us so that we can all get our cookie dough fix in a safe and delicious way.

I had some almond flour on hand from Bob’s Red Mill. I think I got it in a goodie bag at one of the food bloggers conferences I attended, but I wasn’t sure how or when I would use it…

But one day, I had this huge craving for cookie dough… and I started scouring the cupboards.

That’s when the idea to make cookie dough bites with almond flour came to mind!

Cookie dough bites on baking sheet.

What Is Almond Flour?

Almond flour is made from almonds that have been blanched to remove the skins. They’re ground to a fine texture much like flour. Almond flour is gluten free. It’s also paleo and low-carb! Meaning that these cookie dough bites are basically health food in my book.

What Do You Need to Make Cookie Dough Bites?

It only takes 5-ingredients to make these cookie dough bites:

  • Almond Flour
  • Brown Sugar
  • Butter
  • Vanilla
  • Chocolate Chips

(There’s also a pinch of salt and some water in there, but I’m assuming you have that on hand already.)

Rolled cookie dough bites

Can I Use Regular Flour Instead of Almond Flour?

You can definitely use regular flour instead of almond flour in this recipe. If you are concerned about e. coli, you can heat treat the flour by baking it in a 350 degree oven. Sprinkle it evenly on a rimmed baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes, then remove and let cool before using.

How to Make Cookie Dough Bites: 

  • Combine flour, sugar, melted butter, vanilla, salt and mix.
  • Mix in chocolate chips.
  • Add water until the mixture is no longer crumbly.
  • Roll into balls.
  • Let cool in the fridge or freezer to firm up.

Or, you could go the simple route and just eat this cookie dough right out of the mixing bowl

Close up of cookie dough bites.

Cookie Dough Bites with Almond Flour

Cookie Dough Bites made with almond flour (GF) are a quick, easy (and EDIBLE) way to get your cookie dough fix. Plus, they’re made with just 5 INGREDIENTS!
4.27 from 19 votes
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooling time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 12 bites


  • 1 ¾ cup Open Nature® almond flour
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons butter (melted)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • 1-2 Tablespoons water
  • ½ cup chocolate chips


  • Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine almond flour, brown sugar, melted butter, vanilla and salt, and mix to combine. The mixture will be crumbly. Add the chocolate chips and mix until evenly distributed throughout.
  • Add water by the teaspoonful, mixing to combine after each addition, until the dough begins to clump and come together.
  • Scoop dough out about 1 tablespoon at a time and roll into balls. Place on parchment paper.
  • Place the baking sheet in the refrigerator for an hour or in the freezer for about 20 minutes or until mostly firm. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or the freezer for up to 2 months.
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Calories: 200kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 41mg | Potassium: 12mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 133IU | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1mg

If you loved these Cookie Dough Bites I would appreciate it so much if you would give this recipe a star review! Also, be sure to snap a picture of your finished dish and share it with me on Instagram using the hashtag #platingsandpairings and tagging me @platingsandpairings.

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  1. jana seitzer

    5 stars
    You had me at edible cookie dough. I’ll be making dessert tonight.


    1. Erin

      I hope you love them Jana!


  2. Kelsey

    I had no idea raw flour could be hazardous, that’s crazy! Anyway, these look delicious and I love the simplicity of 5 ingredients, I’m pinning!


  3. Marlynn | Urban Bliss Life

    5 stars
    YUM yum yum! I am totally making these! Thanks, Erin! 🙂


    1. Erin

      You’re welcome Marlynn – Enjoy!


  4. Merrily

    5 stars
    These hit the spot! My kiddos are always telling me that they love cookie dough more than the cookies themselves, but I never let them have more than a taste because of the raw flour & eggs. This recipe ticked all the boxes, leaving everyone happy! Thanks for a tasty & simple recipe!

    *I did scoop with a tablespoon but only got 19 cookie dough balls. Maybe I should have packed more almond flour in?

    **Also, I am going to sub the butter for coconut oil (maybe adding coconut flour too) to make them dairy free as well; using vegan brown sugar and vegan chocolate chips would be nice for any vegans who want to partake in this yummy treat!


  5. JB

    Reading the nutrition facts, I see that it is 100 calories per serving.
    How much is one serving of this recipe? Please tell me it is the whole bowl!


    1. Erin

      Hi JB – That’s the approximate calorie count for one bite. Hope that helps!


  6. Perfect Plants

    Sounds delicious! Cant wait to try them 🙂


  7. Holly

    5 stars
    Very nice! The brown sugar and proportion of vanilla and chocolate chips cuts the sometimes sharp (if that’s the right word) undertone of the almond flour. I ate it as a ball right out of the bowl. Thank you for the recipe! I enjoyed it a lot more than some others I’ve tried!


    1. Erin

      I’m so glad you liked them Holly!


  8. Alpana

    5 stars
    I was looking for a recipe because I was craving cookie dough, but didn’t want to risk the salmonella. This recipe worked perfectly! I’ve made it about 4 times now and they’ve turned out perfectly everytime! I would recommend this recipe to everyone!


    1. Erin

      So happy to hear that Alpana! I need to make a batch now!


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