Almond Butter Cookies Recipe

5 / 5 (1 review)

These Almond Butter Cookies are a sweet alternative to peanut butter cookies. The peanut ingredients are just swapped for almond ones. The results are pretty different though, with the sweet almond flavor stealing the show! Everyone loves them! Plus, the cookie recipe is a lower-fat, healthier version.

almond butter cookies mmm

You can buy almond butter at almost any store or make your own Almond Butter. I have used chopped raw slivered almonds several times, but it would also be good with salted dry-roasted almond pieces.

Recipe from America’s Test Kitchen Healthy Family Cookbook.

almond butter cookies

Almond Butter Cookies Recipe

5 / 5 (1 review)
Prep Time: 5 mins | Cook Time: 9-17 mins
Yield: 18 cookies | Serves: 18



  1. Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 350.
  2. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  3. Whisk the flour, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk the melted butter, egg, and vanilla together.
  5. Stir in the sugar and almond butter until smooth.
  6. Stir in the flour mixture and almonds until combined.
  7. Working with 1 heaping tablespoon of dough at a time, roll the dough in to balls and lay them on the prepared baking sheets, spaced about 2 1/2 inches apart.
  8. Gently flatten the balls to about 3/4-inch thickness, but don't over-flatten.
  9. Bake one sheet at a time, until edges are set and beginning to brown but centers are still soft and puffy, 9-12 minutes, rotating the baking sheet halfway through.
  10. Let cookies cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes, then serve or transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  11. Store in an airtight container for about 2 days (low-fat cookies stale quickly).
  12. The dough can be shaped into balls and frozen on a baking sheet.
  13. Once frozen, transfer to a large resealable bag.
  14. To bake, arrange frozen cookies on baking sheets and bake as directed, increasing the baking time to 14-17 minutes.

Comments & Reviews

  • Karen

    I am gonna have to try these! 🙂 And if you’ve never had Cashew Nut Butter cookies you must.

    • Melanie

      Cashew cookies sound really good! I know you can just use cashew butter and cashew pieces in place of the almond ingredients in this recipe too.

  • Renée

    I have some almond butter and this is an ideal way to use it. Thanks…

  • Suzanne C

    My dad is visiting from out of state and requested some peanut butter cookies but we are very low on peanut butter (limited appeal at our house). So I found your recipe for almond butter cookies that I expect will fill his request nicely. The aroma coming from my oven is excellent! I used a small ~1 tbsp scoop and will get about 32 cookies.

    • Melanie

      Let me know what you think of them! They have quite a different flavor than peanut butter cookies though, so hopefully your dad will still like them. 🙂

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