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gluten and dairy free orange chocolate chip cookies

Orange Spiced Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Author: Maggie Michalczyk, RDN
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12-13 min
  • Total Time: 17 minute
  • Category: nutritious treats
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: american


Orange spiced chocolate chip cookies are a bright take on a chocolate chip cookie infused with orange zest and chocolate chip cookies! Made gluten and dairy free with almond flour, these cookies make for a healthier and delicious treat.


  • 2/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups blanched almond flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda 
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 cup dairy-free or regular semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips
  • zest of 1 orange
  • flaky sea salt to sprinkle on top


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a baking mat.
  2. In a mixing bowl or bowl of a stand mixer add the sugar and coconut oil and beat on low until combined. Add in the egg and vanilla and mix until smooth. 
  3. Add the almond flour, baking soda, and salt, mix on low until incorporated. 
  4. Fold in the chocolate chip cookies and zest of the orange. Use a cookie scoop to portion out the batter. Use your palm to slightly flatten down the cookies. Sprinkle with flaky sea salt, and a little extra orange zest on top and bake for 12 minutes until the edges are a little bit golden brown. 


Store the cookies in an airtight container (I like storing cookies in my stasher bag) for 3-4 days.