Almond Butter Cookies


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This almond butter cookies recipe is simple, delicious, and needs just 3 ingredients! No flour needed, they take minutes to make and melt in your mouth! 

almond butter cookies.

Need a simple and delicious cookie recipe that you can make in your sleep?

You need these almond butter cookies

Inspired by our popular peanut butter cookies, we switched out the peanut butter for the almond variety, and just between us, tastes so much better. 

Why this recipe works

  • 3 ingredients. All you need is almond butter, eggs, and brown sugar.
  • No flour needed. Traditional cookies call for flour but these are completely flourless.
  • Ready in 12 minutes. From prep to plate, these cookies take no time at all.
  • No chill time. Most cookies call for at least an hour but not these ones!

Can we lament about how perfect the texture is? Soft, chewy, and crisp around the edges. The cookies themselves are sweet, and taste even better with some chocolate chips mixed through and a sprinkle of salt on top.

Ingredients needed

This recipe calls for very simple ingredients that you’ll surely already have in your pantry. Here is what you’ll need:

  • Almond butter. smooth almond butter, not the crunchy type. If you have a pack of raw almonds on hand, make your own
  • Eggs. room temperature eggs.
  • Brown sugar. Keeps the cookies soft in the middle but crisp around the edges. You can also use coconut sugar or mix it with white sugar (for slightly firmer cookies). 
  • Chocolate chips. Optional, but take these cookies to another level. 

How to make almond butter cookies

Almond butter cookies are easy to make: the only thing to remember is to mix everything thoroughly, so the almond butter and sugar are well mixed. Here’s the basic idea to make cookies (or see the recipe below for specifics): 

Step 1- Make the cookie dough

Start by adding the almond butter, eggs, and sugar in a mixing bowl and mix well. Fold through the chocolate chips, if using them. 

Step 2- Shape into cookies

Next, using your hands, roll out balls of cookie dough and place them on a lined baking sheet. Lightly press down each ball of cookie dough into a thick cookie shape. 

Step 3- Bake the cookies

Now, bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes, until the edges are firm to touch. Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool completely.

almond butter cookies recipe.

Tips to make the best recipe

  • Always use smooth almond butter. This mixes easily and creates smooth and even cookies. Do not use crunchy or natural almond butter, as it will be too stiff. 
  • Room temperature eggs are a must. Refrigerated eggs firm up the almond butter, which will make it difficult to mix. 
  • Lightly wet hands before rolling into balls. This prevents bits of cookie dough from sticking to your fingers and helps you create a more uniform dough. 
  • Add baking soda. While unnecessary, this helps produce thicker cookies. 

Dietary swaps and substitutions

Almond butter cookies are super forgiving and are easy to customize for various diets or eating styles. You can also try out some tested substitutions: 

  • Make them without eggs, by trying out an egg substitute.
  • For keto almond butter cookies, swap the sugar for a keto brown sugar
  • Substitute the almond butter for cashew butter, peanut butter, or tahini. 
  • Chill the dough for an hour beforehand for extra thick and chewy cookies.
  • Add mix-ins like raisins, dried fruit, nuts, or seeds. 

Storage instructions

  • To store: Leftover cookies can be stored at room temperature, covered, for up to one week. If you’d like the cookies to keep longer, store them in the refrigerator.
  • To freeze: Place the cooled cookies in a ziplock bag and store them in the freezer for up to 6 months.
keto almond butter cookies.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use almond butter instead of butter in cookies?

Almond butter isn’t an accurate swap for butter in cookies or any dessert recipe. It’d be best to use a butter substitute instead.

Can I make the dough ahead of time?

Pre-make the cookie dough up to five days in advance and keep it refrigerated. Let the dough sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before baking.

What do almond butter cookies taste like?

While made with almond butter, these cookies don’t have an overpowering flavor at all and taste like any good cookie recipe.

almond butter cookies recipe.

Almond Butter Cookies (3 Ingredients)

5 from 917 votes
This almond butter cookies recipe is simple, delicious, and needs just 3 ingredients! No flour needed, they take minutes to make and melt in your mouth! 
Servings: 12 Cookies
Prep: 2 minutes
Cook: 12 minutes
Total: 14 minutes



  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. 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.


* Coconut sugar or keto brown sugar work. 
TO STORE: Store cookies at room temperature, covered, for up to 5 days. Refrigerate the cookies if you’d like to keep them for up to two weeks. 
TO FREEZE: Place cookies in a ziplock bag and store them in the freezer for up to 6 months.


Serving: 1CookieCalories: 81kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 4gFat: 7gPotassium: 4mgFiber: 1gVitamin A: 300IUVitamin C: 3.3mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 0.4mgNET CARBS: 2g
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Arman
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Arman Liew

I’m a two time cookbook author, photographer, and writer, and passionate about creating easy and healthier recipes. I believe you don’t need to be experienced in the kitchen to make good food using simple ingredients that most importantly, taste delicious.

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  1. 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.

  2. Going to try the cookies tonight 🤞 I’m usually not that good about these kinds of recipes because it always turns out disastrous

    If they hold I will continue to make them.

    Thank you in advance

  3. Hi Arman, I’m going to try these. Have the ingredients so can’t wait. LOVE your site and on your FB too. Thanks for what you do.

  4. 5 stars
    Hi Arman, going to try these. Have the ingredients so can’t wait. LOVE your site and FB too. Thanks for all you do.

  5. 5 stars
    I made these with the baking soda and chips. Delicious. Only difference is I wound up with 24 cookies not 12. Does that mean I get to eat two as a serving :).

  6. Can I use regular peanut butter and microwave it to get it drippy? or would I just be better off using a naturally drippy peanut butter my household can’t eat almonds

  7. I was skeptical of the recipe because of so few ingredients, but didn’t read the comments and forged ahead with trust and followed the recipe exactly. 😊 These did not disappoint. We added chocolate chips and the whole family loved them! I will say that the texture was slightly different from the more traditional cookie I had in mind, but were nonetheless delicious and were pleasantly firm once cooled!

  8. 5 stars
    These were outstanding! We used a whole 27 oz jar of Kirkland (Costco) almond butter, 4 eggs, 2 cups brown sugar allulose and 1.5 tsp baking soda. Chilled the dough for 30 minutes then made 36 cookies. Thank you, Arman!

  9. 5 stars
    I made these with monk fruit brown sugar which made them darker. I followed the recipe as is and we loved them. I’ll experiment with baking soda, a little less sugar because of how sweet monkfruit is, and other suggestions in the notes and comments. However, my daughter just wanted something at the end of the day, and these were just what we needed, quick, easy, and delicious. Thank you!

  10. 5 stars
    This was one of the best cookies I’ve ever made / had. I did add half tsp of baking powder and refrigerated it for a bit too. Thank you for sharing your recipe.