Combine the egg, coconut sugar, baking soda, salt and vanilla in a small bowl.
Add this combination to the almond butter in another bowl.
Mix together and add the chocolate chips, if using.
Stir until well combined but do not over mix. Drop by the rounded spoonful on a baking sheet covered with parchment. A rounded tablespoon will make 12 3-inch cookies, a rounded teaspoon (not measuring spoon) will make 25 2-inch cookies.
Flatten the cookie with a fork. The cookies will spread a little while baking, so be sure to give them a little room.
Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 15-18 minutes or until soft set. They will be soft until they have cooled completely.