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Flourless Almond Butter Cookies

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 cookie like my chocolate chip cookies and they’re not fluffy and cakey like my chocolate chip tahini cookies. 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!
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Flourless Almond Butter Cookies

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 12 mins
Total Time: 22 mins
Servings: 12 cookies
These crunchy, flourless almond butter cookies are simple to make and naturally gluten-free and paleo-friendly. 
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar, (blended into a powdered sugar, if possible)
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of sea salt

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit. 
  • Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix together. 
  • 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. 
  • Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes. Let the cookies cool completely on the baking tray before transferring to a plate. 

Nutrition

Calories: 150kcal, Carbohydrates: 7g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 17mg, Sodium: 16mg, Potassium: 162mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 0.5%, Calcium: 7.5%, Iron: 4.5%
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Almond Butter Cookies, Flourless Almond Butter Cookies, Paleo Almond Butter Cookies
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28 comments on “Flourless Almond Butter Cookies”

  1. If using powdered coconut sugar, do you use more than the 1/3 cup coconut sugar in the recipe…or the same 1/3 cup?  Thanks for another wonderful recipe!

    • Hi Janis – Yes, when using powdered coconut sugar you should be able to keep the amount the same. :)

  2. Hi Lisa,

    Is there a possible replacement for coconut sugar? Will powdered sugar work?

  3. Hi Lisa, How can i substitute the egg on this recipe?

  4. Hi Lisa! I made this cookies yesterday but they turn out chewy and gummy, they are not crunchy as you said. I converted the cup measurements in grams, because here in Italy we don’t use cups.. I used 50 gr coconut sugar and 230 gr almond butter.. Did I do something wrong?

    Rating: 4
  5. These are delicious!! My cookies, however crumbled apart. I don’t know what went wrong, except the brand of almond butter that I use doesn’t require mixing (the oil). Hmmm….?

    Rating: 5
    • Hi Mary – almond butter cookies are typically hard and crumbly cookies, so you likely didn’t do anything wrong. But if you like softer, chewier cookies, check out my chocolate chip cookie recipe. Those are amazing as well! :)

  6. This recipe has been a great success in our household. Thankfully, the batch is limited to a dozen! Thank you.

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

  9. I love almond butter! This looks so delish!!!

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

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

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

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

  14. 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 :)