Almond Butter Cookies

Vegan Healthy Almond Butter Cookies @naturalsweetrecipes

I’e always thought there could never be a replacement for peanut butter cookies, but that was before I had tried almond butter. I don’t have any peanut allergies, so the thought to try a different “nut butter” in a cookie had never entered my mind. I loved peanut butter cookies too much.

Then I tried diving into different nut butters for cookie recipes. Naturally, I’d chosen my next favorite nut butter. Almond butter! Almonds and almond extract would no doubt create something super delicious in a sugar-free cookie. These healthy almond cookies did not disappoint!

Healthy Vegan Almond Butter Cookies - Natural Sweet Recipes

As I embraced the flavors of these almond butter cookies, I was so pleased! These cookies yield a sweet, crisp edge with a super smooth, creamy middle. I particularly loved the richly velvety textured centers and rustic deep cracked tops. The texture was so divine that I considered other cookie recipes I could add a bit of this butter to for an equally appealing consistency and appearance. And the taste! Pure almond goodness!

Oh and did I mention this recipe is super easy to make and just happens to be vegan? When it comes to peanut verses almonds… these healthy almond butter cookies make for some serious competition!

Almond Butter Cookies
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Serves: 8-10
  • ½ cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1½ teaspoons Baking Soda
  • ¾ cup Coconut Sugar
  • ⅛ teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1 cup Natural Creamy Almond Butter
  • 1 teaspoon Molasses
  • ¼ cup Applesauce
  • 2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract
  1. In a medium sized bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, coconut sugar and salt until well combined.
  2. Add the almond butter, molasses, applesauce and vanilla and mix all the ingredients together until smooth. If the almond butter is super oily and runny, your dough may be too sticky, so add another tablespoon of flour as needed.
  3. Roll into 1 inch balls and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 7-8 minutes.


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  1. says

    Nut butters and me have a very strong relationship and for some odd reason, I’ve never used almond butter in a cookie recipe. I’m all over this recipe, ladies…naturally sweet with some almondy protein. You’ve got me super psyched!

  2. says

    These look heavenly! I think almond butter cookies would be delicious – as much as I love peanut butter, it is a very strong and overpowering taste. I bet almond butter allowed a lot of other flavours to come to the forefront. Fabulouso my dears – you know I’m always a cookie fiend! :)

  3. says

    mmm…these looks super good. I never really changed my peanut butter cookie recipe…I think it’s time to make a quick little change. Almond butter is so delicious!!

  4. says

    mmmmmmmm these look even better than most peanut butter cookies, just because they look so moist and decadent.

    I agree though, I still love peanut butter cookies :D Have you ever tried the cashew butter cookies made by Sweets From The Earth?? Hooooooooooly amazing!! You must try them!

  5. says

    I just bought almond butter and it’s the best thing ever, I use it to sautee apples but making cookies with it sounds even better

  6. Anonymous says

    i dont have coconut sugar, pink salt or molasses
    could i use normal caster sugar, normal salt and golden syrup?

    anna UK

  7. says

    This was my first batch of vegan cookies and they turned out fantastic. I made a few changes.. I substituted the wheat flour with spelt flour (and used about 1 1/2 cup instead of 1/2 cup – the almond butter made the batter extremely sticky), I substituted the coconut sugar for about 1/2 cup of maple syrup (could have gone for less, too!), omitted the molasses, and for the grand finale I added chunks of dark chocolate in the last few cookies to try a chocolate/almond butter combo. These are very very good!

  8. kellie says

    These are now my families favorite almond butter cookie recipe. Praises!!! Thanks for helping me satisfy my kids in a healthy way!


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