These Easy Flourless Almond Butter Cookies will become your new favourite – they are so simple to make and utterly delicious. Try a batch today, perfect to serve with your cup of tea or coffee!
Why we love this recipe:
These Almond Butter Cookies are naturally gluten-free, and very easy to prepare – ideal for even the least confident of bakers!
This simple recipe requires just one bowl – you just need to add the ingredients and mix!
Ingredients in this recipe:
Please see the recipe card further along in the post for exact quantities of ingredients and the full method.
Almond Butter – I use an organic brand of almond butter, or you could even make your own! Avoid any that contain additives or preservatives.
Brown Sugar – I like to add brown sugar for the slight caramel flavour it adds to the cookies.
Egg – one large free range egg at room temperature.
Vanilla – always use good quality, naturally derived, vanilla extract. It is superior to the varieties which are synthetically produced.
Step by Step Instructions:
Prepare your baking sheets and pre-heat your oven.
- Add all the ingredients to a medium size bowl.
- Mix together until well combined.
Set the bowl aside for about 10 minutes – this will allow the dough to firm up and make it easier for rolling into balls.
- Remove some dough with a teaspoon and roll into balls about 2 ½ cm/1 inch in diameter. Place them onto the prepared baking tray. Use the tines of a fork to lightly flatten the cookie and make a cross-hatch pattern.
- Bake until lightly golden brown.
Tips for Success and FAQs:
I know you can’t wait to eat these Flourless Almond Butter Cookies, but it really is important to set the mixture aside for about 10 minutes to allow it to firm up. This will mean that it is easier to roll into balls. The high oil content of the almond butter means the dough will not stick to your hands.
Do not leave the cookies in the oven too long. They are ready when the edges appear light brown. It may be best to remove the tray from the oven so you can clearly see the edges. If they over bake, they will become dry and crumbly.
Some further patience is now required. They smell fantastic and are so tempting but they must be cooled before they’re eaten, or they will crumble in your hand – I know from experience. (I couldn’t resist!)
Sprinkle a little sea salt or drizzle the cookies with melted chocolate – delicious!
The cookies are also delicious when made with Peanut Butter or Cashew Butter. Just keep an eye on the cooking time – they can vary slightly!
They will last for 3 days when kept in an airtight container.
More delicious recipes for you to try:
If you’re after some more simple cookie recipes, try these – they’re also all gluten-free:
- Dairy Free Almond Cookies
- Chewy Amaretti Cookies
- Pecan Snowball Cookies
- Caramel Cookies
- Chocolate Almond Cookies
- Coffee Almond Cookies
I do hope you will enjoy these delicious Flourless Almond Butter Cookies. Be sure to let me know in the comments below when you have given them a try!
Flourless Almond Butter Cookies
- 1 cup almond butter See Note 1
- ¾ cup brown sugar – firmly packed
- 1 egg (large)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract See Note 2
- melted chocolate for drizzling
- sea salt flakes
For accuracy, we recommend weighing your ingredients. This will produce the best results.
- Preheat your oven to 180 Degrees C (350 F).Line two rimmed baking sheets with non-stick baking paper.
- Place all the ingredients into a medium sized bowl and thoroughly mix them together.Set the bowl aside for 10 minutes to firm the dough. See Note 3.
- Remove some dough with a teaspoon and roll with your hands into balls about 2 ½ cm (1”) diameter and place them onto prepared baking sheets. – see Note 4. Lightly press tops of cookies with the tines of a fork, flattening them a little and making a crosshatch pattern.
- Put both trays in the oven and bake for 8-12 minutes, swapping the trays halfway through, until the cookies are a light golden brown on the edges.
- Allow cookies to cool on the tray for about 10 minutes, and then carefully transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Store in an airtight container for 3 days.
- I use a natural almond butter, to avoid those with unwanted additives. If your nut butter has a layer of oil on the top, mix it in well before measuring out for the cookies.
- Use good quality vanilla extract which is naturally derived. The flavour is superior to one which is synthetically produced.
- It is important that the mixture rests for about 10 minutes as it makes it easier to roll into balls.
- You could use a small ice cream scoop to shape the dough into balls.
- Please note, the nutritional information is based on one cookie. The nutritional information is an estimate only.
The nutritional information is an estimate only, and is derived from online calculators. For accurate results, we recommend calculating the nutritional information based on the ingredients and brands you use.
Look amazing! I made almond cookies the other day but it had flour. Will try your recipe soon! 🙂
Hi Zhen, I am so pleased to hear that you will be making our Flourless Almond Butter Cookies. I do hope that you enjoy them; they are so quick and easy! 🙂
So easy and delicious! Will try with cashew butter next.
Hello Jeannie, I am so pleased that you enjoyed our Almond Butter Cookies, thank you for letting me know. 🙂
My wife really loved these cookies!
That is great to hear, Dennis – thank you!
These are great! Thank you!
Thanks for letting me know, Millie – so happy you enjoyed them!
My family loves your gluten free peanut butter cookies and so naturally we had to make these almond butter cookies ASAP!! My son has come to ask for Alex’s cookies whenever he wants an afternoon treat and he’s now said these are his favorite!! I have a feeling we’ll be making a lot of these almond butter cookies in our future. Thanks so much for another great recipe!
Hello Francis, thank you so much for your fantastic feedback. I am thrilled that your son likes the Almond Butter Cookies, it makes me so happy to hear that. 🙂