Keto Almond Butter Cookies {Vegan, Paleo, Flourless}

You will LOVE these easy flourless almond butter cookies made with just 3 ingredients! They use one bowl, take 12 minutes to make and are soft, chewy and use simple ingredients! No eggs and no grains mean that they are 100% keto, vegan, paleo AND gluten-free…but you’d never tell!

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Easy almond butter cookies recipe

You guys love simple and healthy cookie recipes and these flourless almond butter cookies will be your new favorite! They are secretly healthy, and made without eggs, no oil and no butter! They need just 3 ingredients- Almond butter, erythritol and either an egg or ground chia seeds.

As someone who is a diehard peanut butter fan, I found myself with an extra jar of almond butter on hand. I make my peanut butter cookies weekly, so opted this week to swap out the peanut butter for almond butter and LOVED the flavor it provided. Rich, with a robust almond flavor, without being overpowering. The addition of sea salt and chocolate chips took it up a notch!

I often get asked if you can substitute almond butter for peanut butter in cookies and here we go- YES!

With a mere 2 minutes prep, these cookies are beyond fool-proof!

How to make almond butter cookies

Making almond butter cookies is simple and needs 3 ingredients….5 if you include chocolate chips and salt, but those are optional!

The Ingredients

  • Almond butter. Obviously the MVP of ingredients for these cookies. You MUST use a smooth/drippy kind of almond butter. Any other types of almond butter will be hard to mix into the dough. 
  • Erythritol. A keto, low carb and low-calorie sweetener containing NO sugar, but have the taste and texture of it. 
  • Egg OR ground chia seeds. You can either use 1 whole egg or keep it vegan, ground chia seeds. Please note, this is NOT a chia egg- There is no need to add extra liquid. 

The Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Line a Silpat cookie sheet or baking tray with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine all your ingredients and mix well. If using chocolate chips, fold in throughout the end.
  3. Using a cookie scoop (or using your hands!), form small balls of dough and place on the cookie sheet, about 2-3 inches apart. Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges just seem done.
  4. Remove cookies from the oven and allow cooling on the pan completely.

Flourless Almond Butter Cookies

How to stop almond butter cookies from spreading

As someone who prefers thick and big cookies (as opposed to thin and large cookies), I hate it when cookies spread!

To avoid almond butter cookies from spreading, add 1 teaspoon of baking soda. Baking soda promotes the cookie dough to rise, as opposed to spreading. Also, try to refrigerate the dough for at least an hour. 

Recipe and Dietary Variations

Being such a delicious blank canvas, these almond butter cookies can easily have some variations to them!

  • Paleo and Gluten Free Almond Butter Cookies. Swap out the erythritol for coconut palm sugar
  • Vegan Almond Butter Cookies. Swap out the egg for 3-4 tablespoons of ground chia seeds. Start with 3 tablespoons, and if the batter is still too thin, add an extra tablespoon.
  • Almond Butter Oatmeal Cookies. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of rolled oats over the cookies before you bake them in the oven. You can also fold through up to 1/4 cup into the batter.
  • Almond Butter No Bake Cookies. Replace the peanut butter in this no-bake cookie recipe with almond butter.
  • Peanut Butter Almond Cookies. Use half the amount of almond butter and half the amount of peanut butter for a combination of both these spreads! 

Almond butter cookie recipe

Storing, Freezing and Thawing Almond Butter Cookies

  • To store. Almond butter cookies should be stored in a sealed container, at room temperature. They will keep fresh for up to 7 days. 
  • To freeze. You can freeze almond butter cookies to enjoy later! Place cookies in a ziplock bag or a shallow container. Frozen cookies will keep fresh for up to 6 months. 
  • To thaw. Leave almond butter cookies out at room temperature or in the fridge overnight. 

More healthy cookie recipes

Recommended tools to make keto almond butter cookies 

  • Silpat Cookie Sheet. Perfect to avoid constantly using baking paper to make cookies.
  • Mixing Bowl. Affordable and easy to clean, a fantastic size and comes in a set of different sizes. 

Keto Almond Butter Cookies

3 ingredient almond butter cookies recipe

Keto Almond Butter Cookies {vegan, Paleo, Flourless}

You only need 3 ingredients to make these healthy flourless keto almond butter cookies! This easy cookie recipe takes 12 minutes and contains NO eggs, NO flour, No grains- Paleo, Vegan and Gluten Free!
5 from 255 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Servings: 12 Cookies
Calories: 81kcal
Author: Arman



  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Prepare a Silpat cookie sheet or line a large baking tray with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine all your ingredients until completely mixed. If using chocolate chips, fold through at the end.
  • Form 12 balls of cookie dough and place on the lined tray/cookie sheet. Place balls of dough 2 inches apart. Press down on each ball into a cookie shape. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until just golden on the edges.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool completely on the cookie sheet.


  • To store. Almond butter cookies should be stored in a sealed container, at room temperature. They will keep fresh for up to 7 days. 
  • To freeze. You can freeze almond butter cookies to enjoy later! Place cookies in a ziplock bag or a shallow container. Frozen cookies will keep fresh for up to 6 months. 
  • To thaw. Leave almond butter cookies out at room temperature or in the fridge overnight. 
* For a vegan/eggless option, substitute this for ground chia seeds. Start with 3 tablespoons and add an extra tablespoon only if your batter is too thin. 


Serving: 1Cookie | Calories: 81kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Potassium: 4mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 300IU | Vitamin C: 3.3mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.4mg | NET CARBS: 2g
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    20 thoughts on “Keto Almond Butter Cookies {Vegan, Paleo, Flourless}

    1. Hello Arman, this recipe seems wonderful. I have a suggestion however, you should totally write to ads baking soda+ refrigerate in the directions as well: most of us want thick cookies especially when the cookies in your pictures are those you made and love: thick and big. Thanks!

    2. Great recipe. Made these and love them. Used 1/2 Cup granulated Stevia for sweetener instead of 2/3 C because Stevia is so sweet, and added the baking soda. Made them nice and fluffy. Next time I’ll use a little less soda. I also use a silpat, which made it as easy as could be.

      Amazing, only 4 ingredients and no mixer! These are a “do again”.

    3. These turned out really well, in spite of the changes I made. I used peanut butter, extra chia seed (because my estimate at 3 TBS produced too much), and baked them about 14 minutes (because they still looked so wet at 12 minutes). I also added the baking soda, but I don’t really know if it made any difference or not.

      They DID set up perfectly as they cooled! So, next time I will only cook them a max of 12 minutes. Also, I will only use 3 TBS of ground chia, and will add about 1/4 tsp of salt and a scoop of pure monk fruit to make them sweeter. Mine were not sweet at all.

      Thanks for a really great recipe!! I should have stuck closer to it as written!

    4. I followed the recipe as written, using 1 tsp of baking soda to help rise – but my cookies just crumbled! 😭 What could I have done wrong?!

      1. Probably used too thick of an almond butter- this is a very simple recipe so it shouldn’t crumble, so it comes down to an ingredient used 🙂

    5. 5 stars
      Arman~ seriously, your recipes are some of the absolute best I’ve ever tried! I think maybe we tend to overcomplicate things sometimes, when the simplest of ingredients & techniques will do- and do much better, often =) Very grateful to have found your website, & am in process of working my way through your recipes. this is definitely your calling, & the way you explain- w/a little humor at times- perfect! Thank you Arman, & may all your efforts be blessed ~Samantha in AZ

    6. 5 stars
      I made these cookies last night and they were a huge hit with my family! I love these few ingredient recipes. I’m hoping to make a double batch and freeze half. Would that effect the outcome of the recipe? Thanks!

    7. 5 stars
      Made these today. Doubled the recipe. Added 1t of almond flavoring. Used a fork to slightly flatten. They are vey good. Even my husband loved them. Will definitely be a family keto favorite.

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