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

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookie dough bites, edible cookie dough
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooling time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 24 bites
Calories: 100 kcal
Author: Erin
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!


  • 1 ¾ cup almond flour blanched
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons butter melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • 1-2 Tablespoons water
  • ½ cup chocolate chips


  1. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. Add water by the teaspoonful, mixing to combine after each addition, until the dough begins to clump and come together.
  4. Scoop dough out about 1 tablespoon at a time and roll into balls. Place on parchment paper.
  5. 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.

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.

Nutrition Facts
Cookie Dough Bites with Almond Flour
Amount Per Serving
Calories 100 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 20mg 1%
Potassium 6mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Sugars 7g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 1.3%
Calcium 2.6%
Iron 2.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Looking for more dessert recipes? Be sure to try these too:

Strawberry Rhubarb Skillet Cobbler with Cardamom

Strawberry Rhubarb Skillet Cobbler topped in cast iron skillet topped with vanilla ice cream.

Blondies with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

These Blondies with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting taste like a cross between carrot cake and blondies – They’re simply delicious! |

10 Minute Blackberry Galette

Blackberry galette sliced and ready to serve.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.