Ooey, gooey, melty chocolate chunk cookie goodness. Whip up a batch of my Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cookies with Sea Salt this Valentine’s Day (or any night you’re craving a delicious treat!)
Ooey, gooey, melty chocolate chunk cookie goodness. Whip up a batch of my Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cookies with Sea Salt this Valentine's Day (or any night you're craving a delicious treat!)
Homemade chocolate chip cookies hold a special place in my heart. 
I remember as a kid sitting on my kitchen countertop, big mixing bowl in my small lap, one hand wrapped around it, the other hand holding an old wooden spoon trying to use all my six-year-old strength to mix the cookie dough.
Dairy Free Gluten Free Chocolate Chunk Cookies
There was no better feeling than smelling the cookies baking in the oven and eating one while it was still warm and melty and gooey and chasing it down with a tall glass of milk. All the stirring was worth it for that sweet, sweet moment.Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cookies with Sea Salt Today, homemade chocolate chip cookies are still one of my favorite desserts. I’ve always been partial to oatmeal chocolate chips because it’s what I grew up making but I won’t turn away a regular one ;).
Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Oatmeal Cookies
 This version is a fun twist on my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. It’s got a little extra protein and healthy fat thanks to the almond butter but still tastes ooey and gooey and delicious. It’s also easy to make gluten-free (use GF oats) and/or vegan (use flax egg and vegan chocolate) if that’s your jam.
Almond Butter Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies
This recipe has gotten a lot of love over the past few years by the Kitchn and NBC News and I hope ya’ll will give it some love too!
Ooey, gooey, melty chocolate chunk cookie goodness. Whip up a batch of my Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cookies with Sea Salt this Valentine's Day (or any night you're craving a delicious treat!) Gluten Free, Dairy Free
Find some warmth and comfort on a cold, snowy winter’s night by whipping up a batch of these or surprise your loved one with a batch for Valentine’s Day!

Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Oatmeal Cookies with Sea Salt

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Dark Chocolate Almond Oatmeal Cookies with Sea Salt

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  • Yield: About 22 cookies 1x


  • 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup unsalted, creamy almond butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 1/4 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup chopped dark chocolate
  • Maldon sea salt (or any coarse sea salt)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together coconut oil, maple syrup, eggs, almond butter and vanilla. In a separate large bowl, mix together the rolled oats, cinnamon, baking soda and dark chocolate. Combine wet ingredients with dry in the large bowl and stir to combine until dry mixture is evenly coated.
  3. Drop 1/4 cup of dough onto baking sheet, leaving a couple inches between cookies, and sprinkle each with a few sea salt flakes.
  4. Bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown.

Ooey, gooey, melty chocolate chunk cookie goodness. Whip up a batch of my Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cookies with Sea Salt this Valentine's Day (or any night you're craving a delicious treat!)

This post was originally published April 2014. The pictures and recipe have been updated to give you the best content possible! 

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  1. Soooooo good! My 4-year-old loved them too!

  2. mmmm these look so good! Once I started adding salt to the top of chocolate chip cookies I knew I’d never go back.

  3. Candice Duncan-Gjertsen

    just made these, and they are so good! I’d love to know the carb count!

  4. Liz

    These look dreamy!!!

  5. These look so scrumptious! I love my cookies crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside, too! Plus I love that you used oats in them – one of my favorite foods!

  6. I love a simple cookie recipe that I can make with ingredients I already have in my house!

  7. Kara! I am in love with these. Making them soon!

  8. These have my name all over them! Delicious!

  9. Jon

    Looking forward to making these.
    a nit – coarse vs. course
    in the recipe.

  10. Shelly

    Hi…these cookies look amazing. I want to make them, but I would like to substitute olive oil for the coconut oil. Do you think this would work? Thank you.

  11. Love your story about this post and your memory of cooking at such a young age!

  12. You’re never going to believe this Kara, but I printed out this recipe when you first posted it – almost 2 years to the date now! – and have had it in my “recipes to make” folder. I rarely bake, but today I decided to finally make these cookies. The print out didn’t have the source on it, so I googled to see where the recipe was from so I could get a pic and make sure mine come out right. And here we are! My girls are so excited that I baked and the kitchen smells delish right now! Thank you for the recipe!

  13. These look so great!! Can’t wait to try them out!

  14. Vivi

    Thanks for the speedy reply!. I also realized that I had whole wheat (rather bigger) oats so that could’ve been it too, but they still turned out flavorful anyway! 😀

  15. Vivi

    These look delicious! My mom and I just made some, however, it took some time than what you have mentioned (12 mins). We replaced almond butter for peanut butter and dark choc chips for raisins since we did not have them on hand. Does that have anything to do with it? =/

    • Hi Vivi! It’s definitely possible. Or, it might have more to do with the differences between our ovens. Baking time usually varies by oven so I always suggest to bake until golden brown and crispy, even if that takes longer than the suggested baking time. Hope they were still tasty!

  16. I am going to make these tonight – have all the ingredients 🙂

  17. Almost Getting It Together

    These look insanely delicious… pinning right now!

  18. Yum! These look so good. I love the salty and sweet combo. I can imagine this spoon would have been huge in a 6 year olds hands – love it!

  19. Is that a baby food jar I see for the milk glass? Love it!

  20. Kara, these look amazing!!! And so decadent. Definitely will try. And nice photog skills 🙂

  21. Yum, yum, yum. These look so good. Pass the milk!!

  22. Whitney @ To Live & Diet in L.A.

    These cookies look amazing!!! Can’t wait to try 🙂

  23. These look amazing. I must try them! Thankfully I have all the ingredients on hand!

  24. Aunt Joanne

    Hey Kara – I well remember you stirring that heavy cookie dough – as early as age 4 on MY counter. 🙂
    I love your recipe re-do. Can’t wait to try it out. As soon as my crushed fingers heal :(. Wish you were in town to make me some. Lol 🙂
    Lots of love and sweet memories of warm chocolate chips with cold milk 🙂

  25. Love Almond Butter cookies! Yum

  26. These look amazing! I love the story about mixing cookies. Way to healthify a recipe and still have me drooling!

  27. Kara these pictures are GORGEOUS. The styling is spot on.