This recipe was originally published in June 2011. It was updated in March 2022.
Here is my go-to recipe when I want something sweet. It is Almond Butter Cookies made without any grains or dairy.
Almond butter cookies without grain or dairy
- 1 cup of almond butter
- 3/4 cup of sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 egg
- pinch of sea salt
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Mix all ingredients.
- Form little cookies and place them on the cooking tray.
- Once the oven is ready, cook for 12 to 14 minutes. All ovens are different.
- Let cookies cool for at least 10 minutes.
That is it. This is a super simple recipe that is hard to screw up. You can add chocolate chips if you like, I found they dominate the almond butter flavor. You can also add cinnamon, but anything more than 1/4 teaspoon will make the cookies taste too much like cinnamon cookies.
The original recipes did not use salt and had less sugar. In baking, I learned that sugar not only provides sweetness but helps baked items retain moisture. The result is the cookies are a little less dry and crumbly now. The salt accents the flavor and is considered an essential tool for baking.
2022 Almond Butter Cookies
Jun 20, 2011 — 10:11 am
I like it! I’ve always got almond butter from Trader Joes on hand. Gonna make a batch of these soon.
Jun 21, 2011 — 6:05 pm
Made the cookies tonight and they were a hit with the whole family! Thanks!
Jun 22, 2011 — 10:13 am
Have you experimented baking with honey and/or brown rice syrup instead of sugar? I haven’t – but it would be nice to think sugar could be avoide altogether…
Jun 22, 2011 — 10:18 am
@GWhitney – Yes. Both honey and rice syrup are noticeably inferior. Raw sugar works best. Brown sugar also works. You may even reduce the recipe to just a 1/2 cup of sugar, but to me that ended up too cake-like.
Jun 22, 2011 — 10:19 am
Thanks. How about molasses?
Jun 22, 2011 — 10:21 am
@Whitney – Also inferior. I ended up eating more cookies every time I tried an alternate sugar. It didn’t curb my sweet tooth.
Michael Lange Ocala
Jul 22, 2011 — 2:42 pm
YUM!!! I made these with peanut butter and with almond butter and both were delicious
Oct 19, 2011 — 5:43 am
Love this! I am literally drooling over these pictures. I had just purchased my Almondie’s almond butter because I like it raw and pure (and sugar-free!). Will definitely try this recipe! Thanks for sharing!
Mar 15, 2022 — 5:18 pm
@All – I recently experimented with this recipe. After 4 batches and some research, I updated the recipe. It was good before. It is better now. Hope you like it.
Mar 15, 2022 — 6:22 pm
Who knew that after posting on myriad topics you’d get comments with a cookie recipe of all things? 🙂
I do remember back in the day when you were distressed about your almond butter brand.
Mar 15, 2022 — 10:34 pm
Greetings again. These cookies look tasty. I probably would add in chocolate chips if I decide to bake my own cookies using this recipe.
Mar 20, 2022 — 11:24 am
can you do a review on Black Rifle coffee, thanks.
Mar 20, 2022 — 11:44 am
@wilberk – I only drink high end single-orgin coffee (light roast) these days. If you want to see what roasters I like, check out this spreadsheet.
All the ones with the green check are good. Those with a green check and are in BOLD, I’ve ordered more than once. These are the best coffee roasters in America.
For those in Canada, I like Pilot, Bows & Arrows, and Phil & Sebastian.
Mar 22, 2022 — 11:45 pm
thanks for the extensive reply. looking over the documents now.