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3 Ingredient Almond Butter Cookies

3 ingredient Almond Butter Cookies Crisp and mildly sweet flourless cookie made with creamy almond butter, egg and brown sugar. Naturally gluten free, dairy free and flourless!

almond butter cookies on a white platter

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Simple three ingredient cookies are so quick and easy to make! It just takes under 10 minutes to prepare and then baked off in the oven. This is a twist on the classic 3 ingredient peanut butter cookies, made with creamy almond butter instead.

Why this recipe works?

Traditional peanut butter cookies call for 1 cup white sugar for 1 cup of peanut butter, but I found that 1/2 cup of golden brown sugar gave enough sweetness without being too sweet.

  • Again, only 3 ingredients
  • Flourless
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Easy recipe
  • Healthy
  • Guilt free treat

For only three ingredients, it doesn’t get easier than these flourless almond butter cookies that have been a classic for a reason. They are made with creamy almond butter, an egg and brown sugar. The caramel notes from brown sugar when paired with almond butter results in an irresistible taste!

Three Ingredient Almond Butter Cookies are a twist to the hugely popular 3 ingredient peanut butter cookies!

Desserts made with 3 ingredients (or under 5 ingredients) are emergency recipes like Almond flour cookies, Chocolate Avocado Truffles and Mug Brownie with 4 ingredients.

The 3 ingredients

All you need is

1 cup Almond Butter – Use creamy almond butter for best results.

1 Egg

1/2 cup Brown Sugar – Golden brown sugar gave the perfect color and taste.

ingredients needed to make cookies

How to make almond butter cookies ?

This is one of the easiest cookie recipes.

Step-1: Add all ingredients into a medium bowl, mix with an electric beater until thoroughly mixed in.

Step-2: Shape into about a tablespoon measure balls and place them on a baking sheet, spacing about 2 inches apart. Using the back of a fork (dip fork in water, each time), press a criss-cross pattern on each cookie.

Step-3: Bake cookies at 340°F until deep golden brown.

Cool and enjoy!

Expert tips

How to make the criss cross pattern. Have a bowl of water and dip fork every time before pressing on the dough (This helps for the dough not to stick to the fork). Press the flat side of a fork onto the top of each cookie dough (flattening them slightly while doing so). Rotate the fork 90 degrees and press again.

Don’t over bake – Cookies with almond butter tends to get very dark brown on the bottom if baked too long.

The cookies will be soft as soon you remove from oven, but continue to crisp as it cools.

Can I make these gluten free almond butter cookies by hand? Absolutely! It’s a lot easier with an electric beater.

Use creamy almond butter (I used Barney butter).

Storing instructions

Cookies can be stored at room temperature in a covered air tight conatiner for up to a week.

Cookies can be frozen in a sealed zip lock bag for up to 2 months. Thaw overnight (or just a few hours) on the counter.

  1. Drizzle melted chocolate on baked and cooled cookies and sprinkle coarse sea salt on top.
  2. Stir in mini chocolate chips into the dough.
  3. Sprinkle sea salt on top of the dough before it goes into the oven.
3 ingredient almond butter cookies on a white platter

More Recipes using Almond Butter:

Almond Butter Pancakes

No Bake Almond Bars —> Popular recipe

Almond Butter Cups —-> 4 ingredient recipe

Date and Almond Candy

Chocolate Banana Smoothie —-> Hugely popular

Baked Oatmeal

More COOKIES:

Lemon cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough with Almond Flour

Chocolate chip cookies —>made in air fryer

Almond joy cookies

Chocolate chip cookies —-> made with almond flour

Cardamom cookies

Yield: 12 Cookies

3 Ingredient Almond Butter Cookies

flourless almond butter cookies

3 ingredient Almond Butter Cookies - Flourless cookie made with creamy almond butter, egg and brown sugar. Naturally gluten free, dairy free and flourless!

Prep Time 6 minutes
Cook Time 23 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes

Instructions

1. Pre heat oven to 340°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

2. Add all three ingredients into a large bowl and beat using a hand held electric beater for about 30 seconds or until mixed well.

3. Roll about 1 tablespoon measure dough into balls and arrange on a baking sheet.

4. Press the flat side of a fork onto the top of each cookie dough (flattening them slightly while doing so). Rotate the fork 90 degrees and press again. Have a bowl of water and dip fork every time before pressing on the dough (This helps for the dough not to stick to the fork).

4. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 to 23 minutes or until deep golden in color. Cool cookies on the baking sheet for 2 minutes before moving to a cooling rack for a few more minutes.

Notes

How to make the criss cross pattern. Have a bowl of water and dip fork every time before pressing on the dough (This helps for the dough not to stick to the fork). Press the flat side of a fork onto the top of each cookie dough (flattening them slightly while doing so). Rotate the fork 90 degrees and press again.

Don’t over bake – Cookies with almond butter tends to get very dark brown on the bottom if baked too long.

The cookies will be soft as soon you remove from oven, but continue to crisp as it cools.

Can I make these gluten free almond butter cookies by hand? Absolutely! It’s a lot easier with an electric beater.

Use creamy almond butter (I used Barney butter).

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 163Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 10mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 2gSugar: 8gProtein: 5g

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