Almond Butter Cookies are a simple recipe perfect for on-the-go snacks, healthy breakfasts, holiday baking, and everything in between! Made with simple ingredients, they’re completely gluten free, and vegan-friendly, too. The perfect tasty alternative for those with peanut allergies!
Let’s Get Nutty!
Remember when store-bought gluten free cookies were….well, pretty dang bad? Yeah, us too, and that’s exactly why these almond butter cookies were originally born! Inspired by the simplicity of peanut butter cookies, they’ve undergone several transformations since their creation to make them perfect for you.
However, their original intent remains – to offer an easy-to-make gluten free cookie recipe that’s not only simple but full of nourishing ingredients and incredibly tasty. Sounds crazy, right? But it’s not! We’ve cracked the code, creating an allergy-friendly treat that’s sweet enough to serve for dessert yet healthy enough to eat for breakfast. One bite, and you’ll never go back to the dry, bland, store-bought options again!
Gluten Free Ingredients You’ll Need
As mentioned, the allergy-friendly ingredients needed for these almond butter cookies are simple and minimal, making them great for lunch boxes, work, and more.
- Almond Butter – For easy mixing and to ensure your cookies hold together, we recommend using creamy almond butter over chunky varieties.
- Coconut Sugar or Brown Sugar – This helps sweeten the cookies while keeping them moist. If preferred, you could swap it out for a brown sugar substitute like this one instead.
- Tapioca or Arrowroot Starch – Types of sweet flours, these help thicken the dough.
- Egg – Crucial to provide structure to the almond butter cookies. If needed, swap it out for a chia or flax egg instead.
- Honey – Used to help sweeten these cookies while also helping them stick together. For a vegan option, swap it out with maple syrup.
- Almonds – Mixed in for a bit of extra crunch and a boost of healthy fats.
- Baking Essentials: To achieve a fluffy texture, soft chewy cookies, and bold flavor you’ll also need baking soda, salt, and vanilla extract.
Personally, we love the simplicity of this almond butter cookie recipe. However, if you’re of the mindset that more is always better, try mixing in an extra ingredient or two! For example, some of our favorites include:
How to Make Gluten Free Almond Butter Cookies
From start to finish, the total time needed for this almond butter cookie recipe is just 20 minutes or less. Plus, they taste better than anything you’ll find in the store!
- Prepare. To begin, line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a non-stick silicone baking mat.
- Combine the Ingredients. Stir all of the ingredients except for the almonds together in a large mixing bowl. Once smooth, fold in the almonds and any extra mix-ins.
- Chill the Dough. Place the combined batter in the fridge.
- Bake Cookies. Use a cookie scoop to portion out the dough, and bake until the cookies are fragrant and just turning golden brown. Immediately (and gently) press the bottom of a glass on top of the warm cookies to flatten them.
Cool. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
Baking Tip: For crispier almond butter cookies, leave them in the oven for another minute or two. Just be careful not to let them burn!
How to Store
These almond butter cookies make for a great meal prep option! To keep them fresh, transfer them to an airtight container, and keep them at room temperature for up to 7 days. Or, store them in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks!
For a longer-lasting option, feel free to freeze them instead! Both the baked cookies and cookie dough will stay fresh in the freezer for up to 3 months. To freeze the dough, portion the cookies out as normal, and transfer the baking sheet to the freezer. Once the dough is solid, transfer the balls to a freezer-safe container or sealable bag, and place them back in the freezer until you’re ready to bake.
To enjoy, let your cookies thaw in the fridge overnight. Or, bake the dough straight from the freezer! Just add an extra minute or two as needed if you do.
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