Whether you're a home baker, a health enthusiast, or an almond lover, almond butter cookies are a delightful treat that’s both delicious and nutritious. This guide will walk you through everything you need to know to create the perfect batch of almond butter cookies at home.

Almond butter cookies on a baking sheet

Why Almond Butter?

Almond butter is a fantastic alternative to traditional butter or peanut butter. It's packed with healthy fats, protein, and essential nutrients like Vitamin E and magnesium. Plus, it's naturally gluten-free, making it a great option for those with dietary restrictions.

Ingredients List

Here’s what you’ll need to make your almond butter cookies:

  • 1 cup almond butter (smooth or chunky)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar (or substitute with coconut sugar for a healthier option)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (or use a sugar substitute like stevia)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Optional add-ins:
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds

Step-by-Step Instructions

Step 1: Preheat Your Oven

Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step 2: Mix Wet Ingredients

In a large bowl, combine the almond butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined and smooth.

Step 3: Add Dry Ingredients

Add the baking soda and salt to the mixture. Stir until everything is evenly combined. If you’re adding chocolate chips or chopped almonds, fold them in now.

Step 4: Shape the Dough

Using a tablespoon or cookie scoop, portion out the dough onto the prepared baking sheet. Flatten each ball slightly with the back of a fork to create a crisscross pattern.

Step 5: Bake the Cookies

Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown. The centers may look slightly underdone, but they will continue to set as they cool.

Step 6: Cool and Enjoy

Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for about 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Tips for Success

  • Consistency is Key: Ensure your almond butter is well-stirred before measuring. If it's too oily or dry, it can affect the cookie dough consistency.
  • Storage: Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. For longer storage, keep them in the refrigerator or freezer.
  • Customization: Feel free to experiment with different add-ins like dried fruit or other types of nuts to add your personal touch.


We hope you enjoy making and eating these delicious almond butter cookies as much as we do! Don’t forget to share your creations on social media and tag us. We love seeing your baking successes! Stay tuned for more delicious recipes and tips.

Happy baking!

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