Almond Butter Cookies

Vegan Healthy Almond Butter Cookies

There can never be a replacement for peanut butter cookies in my book, but that was before I had tried almond butter cookies! I don’t have any peanut allergies, so the thought to try a different “nut butter” in a cookie had never entered my mind.

When I decided to dive into other 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

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?
Now in my book, these healthy almond butter cookies make for some serious competition!


Almond Butter Cookies (vegan)
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1/2 cup Whole Wheat Flour
1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Soda
3/4 cup Coconut Sugar
Dash of Pink Salt
1 cup Natural Almond Butter
1 teaspoon Molasses
1/4 cup Applesauce
2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract

In a medium sized bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, coconut sugar and salt until well combined. Add the almond butter, molasses, applesauce and vanilla and mix all the ingredients together until smooth. If you’re almond butter is super oily and runny, your dough may be too sticky, so add another tablespoon of flour as needed. 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.

Inspired by CCK


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  1. 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. Yum! I love peanut butter cookies, but I love almond butter cookies too. My MIL is allergic to peanuts but not almonds so they make an awesome substitute for her. These look great!

  3. 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! :)

  4. 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!!

  5. 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!

  6. Divine eggless almond butter cookies which I adore!! :) Yum Yum Yum!!

    Real winners!

  7. 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

  8. Wow, I’d never thought to saute things in it. That’s a brilliant idea!

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

    anna UK

  10. Almond butter is so good! It’s funny-I didn’t love it at first, but it grew on me. Now I adore it. These cookies look great!

  11. Made these last night and they were delicious! My coworkers loved them also!

  12. Would the cookies turn out if I substituted white spelt flour in place of the whole wheat flour?

  13. 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!

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

  15. These are delicious. Sometimes I add chocolate chips or chopped almonds. Thank you.

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