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Flourless Almond Butter Cookies


Posted by on February 24, 2017 / 16 Comments

These crunchy almond butter cookies are simple to make and naturally gluten-free, grain-free and paleo-friendly. 

(gluten-free, paleo) These flourless almond butter cookies are tasty and super simple to make!

These cookies have been in the back of my mind for several weeks, ever since I filmed my how to make almond butter video. Every time I open my refrigerator I see two large containers of fresh almond butter staring back at me. Delicious…but I know there’s no way that I’ll be able to polish off both jars myself, now that I’m back in my own place again.

Enter almond butter cookies.

If ever there was a cookie that’s ridiculously simple to make and naturally gluten-free, grain-free and paleo-friendly – it’s these. And odds are you already have all the ingredients you need to whip them up.

(gluten-free, paleo) These flourless almond butter cookies are tasty and super simple to make!

(gluten-free, paleo) These flourless almond butter cookies are tasty and super simple to make!

Almond butter cookies, just like their cousin peanut butter cookies, are known for being crunchy and crumbly. So heads up, these aren’t a moist or gooey cookie, like a chocolate chip cookie. But they’re super tasty nonetheless.

After making these several times, I do have a tip though. If at all possible, use a spice/coffee grinder or high-powered blender to turn your coconut sugar into powdered coconut sugar. In fact, make a cup’s worth of powdered coconut sugar and save the rest for a future recipe (just add a cup of sugar and blend for 10-20 seconds). Coconut sugar is inherently coarser then white sugar, which becomes more noticeable on cookies. You don’t have to do this step, but I just like the smoother texture.

(gluten-free, paleo) These flourless almond butter cookies are tasty and super simple to make!

(gluten-free, paleo) These flourless almond butter cookies are tasty and super simple to make!

(gluten-free, paleo) These flourless almond butter cookies are tasty and super simple to make!

To whip up these almond butter cookies, simply place all the ingredients in a bowl and use a hand mixer or stand mixer to combine all the ingredients. Then, dollop out tablespoon-ish sized mounds onto a baking sheet (I always use this cookie scoop) and smoosh them with your fingers. Once they’re flattened a bit, use the back of a fork to press them even flatter, making a crosshatch on top. Pop them in the oven for 10-12 minutes and you’ve got yourself one dozen delicious and crunchy almond butter cookies.

Enjoy!

(gluten-free, paleo) These flourless almond butter cookies are tasty and super simple to make!

(gluten-free, paleo) These flourless almond butter cookies are tasty and super simple to make!

Flourless Almond Butter Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 12 cookies

These crunchy, flourless almond butter cookies are simple to make and naturally gluten-free and paleo-friendly. 

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Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit. 

  2. Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix together. 

  3. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and dollop tablespoon-sized mounds of the batter onto the baking tray. Use your fingers to flatten the mounds. Then, use the back of a fork to create a crosshatch pattern on the almond butter cookies. 

  4. Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes. Let the cookies cool completely on the baking tray before transferring to a plate. 

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  • Liz Stark

    PERFECT use of all that almond butter – can’t beat a classic cookie! I’m picturing 2 of these cookies with cashew milk ice cream… balanced indulgence :)

    • Oh – those would be perfect together!! Even crumbling the cookies in the ice cream. ;) x

      • Liz Stark

        NOW you’re talking! That’s the better idea, for sure, since I’m a bowl girl when it comes to enjoying ice cream :)

  • Little Sunny Kitchen

    I love baking with coconut flour/sugar, these cookies sound so simple and delicious.

  • LOVE peanut butter cookies, so will definitely try these! They look delicious!!

  • Brandi Crawford

    Love these! I bake cookies a lot using coconut sugar and without flour. This definitely right up my alley.

  • Bintu – Recipes From A Pantry

    These look so easy to make. I love peanut butter cookies so I have to try these

  • I love almond butter! This looks so delish!!!

  • Donna V

    VERY easy & tasty! Think I should have left them and 2 minutes longer and I got 18 cookies. :)

    • Awesome – glad you liked them Donna! I probably made my cookies a bit on the big side, so 18 cookies sounds perfect. And besides, more cookies is always better! ;) x

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