These are the Easiest Almond Butter Cookies! All you need for these healthier cookies is almond butter, eggs, brown sugar and baking soda.
Ingredients and substitutions
- Almond butter – peanut butter, cashew butter or any other nut butter would work here.
- Egg – try using a flax egg to make these cookies vegan.
- Brown sugar – raw sugar or coconut sugar can be used instead.
- Baking soda – you can leave this out, the cookies should won’t be as fluffy or chewy on the inside.
- Chocolate chips – swap out for another topping of your choice.
How to make almond butter cookies
Step 1: Prep your ingredients.
Preheat oven to 325 F.
Step 2: Make the dough.
Mix almond butter, brown sugar, egg and baking soda together with a large spatula until well blended.
Step 3: Add in the chocolate chips.
Stir in chocolate chips.
Step 4: Roll the dough into balls.
Roll into 12 balls and add to a parchment-lined baking sheet (you'll use two baking sheets for a total of 24 cookies), then flatten balls slightly with your fingers.
Step 5: Bake in the oven.
Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until lightly browned – do NOT overbake.
Step 6: Serve and enjoy!
Cool 2-3 minutes on baking sheet and then transfer to a wire rack. Store in a plastic container on the counter for up to 7 days. Cookies will also freeze up to 3 months.
What almond butter to use
When choosing an almond butter, the only ingredient on the label should be almonds. You also want to check that almond butter has zero grams of sugar. I always opt for the natural almond butter. It does separate in the jar and you’ll want to thoroughly mix it when using it for cookies. If you get too much oil in the cookies, they won’t keep their shape.
You can also make your own almond butter – it’s surprisingly easy! It’ll last for about 2 weeks and is a great way to ensure that your almond butter won’t have any additives or sugar. To make homemade almond butter, just roast raw almonds in the oven for about 10 minutes and then use a sturdy high-speed blender to grind them into a smooth consistency.
Frequently Asked Questions
You sure can! These cookies would be delicious with any kind of butter like almond butter, peanut butter, cashew butter and more.
These almond butter cookies are way healthier than your traditional cookies. They don’t contain any flour so they’re gluten-free, with just a little bit of brown sugar for sweetness. The almond butter contains lots of healthy fats and the cookies don’t contain any flour, oil or processed ingredients. They’re a healthy and easy sweet treat!
Adding chocolate chips to these cookies complements the taste of the almonds, but there are lots of other things you could add that would keep this recipe interesting. Try adding in some toffee bits, crunchy cereal, white chocolate chips, sunflower seeds, coconut flakes, dried fruit and more. You can even sprinkle a little sea salt on top of the cookies.
Adding baking soda to these cookies will improve the texture so they end up light and fluffy. The baking soda causes a chemical reaction that produces bubbles, which makes the dough rise. You can leave the baking soda out if you want – the cookies will still be edible, they just won’t be as fluffy or have a chewy inside.
Storing and reheating
You can store these almond butter cookies at room temperature for up to 7 days in a Ziploc bag or airtight container, but I doubt they’ll last that long! No need to heat them up – just eat them as is.
Freezing this recipe
These cookies will last in the freezer for up to 3 months in an airtight container or Ziploc bag. They’re an easy dessert for guests and are great for holidays, especially if you have guests who are gluten-free. When you’re ready to enjoy, just let them thaw in the fridge for a few hours before serving.
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- This almond butter is similar to the kind I use.
The Easiest Almond Butter Cookies
- 1 cup almond butter
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (optional)
- Preheat oven to 325 F. Mix almond butter, brown sugar, egg and baking soda together with a large spatula until well blended. Stir in chocolate chips.
- Roll into 12 balls and add to a parchment-lined baking sheet (you'll use two baking sheets for a total of 24 cookies), then flatten balls slightly with your fingers.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until lightly browned – do NOT overbake. Cool 2-3 minutes on baking sheet and then transfer to a wire rack. Store in a plastic container on the counter for up to 7 days. Cookies will also freeze up to 3 months.