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Gluten Free Cowboy Cookies on plate
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3.95 from 17 votes

Gluten Free Cowboy Cookies

These gluten-free mini cowboy cookies are loaded with good-for-you protein--almond flour, almond butter, egg, pecans and oats. They’re dairy-free too. Makes about 6 dozen mini cookies (1 ½ inches).
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
cooling time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: Gluten-free, Vegetarian
Keyword: cookies, cowboy, gluten free, oatmeal
Servings: 72 cookies
Calories: 74kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour, (4 1/2 ounces)
  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ cup honey or maple syrup
  • ¼ cup almond butter (I used chunky)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup coconut oil , melted
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate (about 55% cacao), cut in ¼-inch chunks, or chocolate morsels (chips)
  • ½ cup chopped lightly toasted pecans
  • ½ cup unsweetened coconut flakes


  • Whisk together the almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda and salt. Stir in the rolled oats.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, honey, almond butter and vanilla. Add the melted coconut oil and whisk until everything is smooth and homogenous. Mix in the dry ingredients.
  • Mix in the chocolate chunks, pecans and coconut flakes.
  • Pre-heat oven to 325° F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  • Scoop or drop into small balls, about 1-inch in diameter, about 1 ½ inches apart onto prepared baking sheets. (Small scoop: 1 ½ teaspoons dough.) If you like a flatter cookie, press them down gently with the palm of your hand. And if you wish to make larger-in-size cowboy cookies, definitely press them flatter with your hand.
  • Bake 10 to 12 minutes, until the cookies are barely beginning to brown.
  • Cool 10 minutes before removing from pan.


I strongly recommend you weigh the almond flour. If you don't have a scale, measure the almond flour by gently spooning it into a dry measuring cup. Do not pack the flour in the cup! (This could be a good excuse to own a kitchen scale.)


Calories: 74kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 50mg | Potassium: 33mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.4mg