These 3-Ingredient Almond Butter Cookies are one of my absolute favorite cookie recipes! They come together in minutes and are perfectly soft, chewy, and full of delicious almond butter flavor.
❤️ Why You'll Love It
- You only need three ingredients which means that these cookies are budget-friendly.
- These flourless almond butter cookies are gluten-free and dairy-free so if you have gluten allergies in your house, they are a great option.
- The almond butter adds a rich and nutty flavor to the cookies making them extra delicious.
If you ask me the best thing about making these chewy nutty cookies is that you only need simple ingredients, and you may already have these ingredients on hand which means you may not even need to make a trip to the grocery store.
Note: This is an overview of the ingredients. You'll find the full measurements and instructions in the recipe card (printable) at the bottom of the page.
📋 Ingredient Notes
- Creamy almond butter - Look for almond butter that has no sugar added otherwise your cookies will be too sweet.
- Granulated sugar - This will add sweetness and a little texture to your cookies.
- Large egg - Eggs are a binder in baking recipes, I don't recommend using an egg substitute for this recipe.
Note: This is an overview of the instructions. The detailed instructions are in the recipe card below.
- Place egg in a medium bowl and whisk well.
- Add almond butter and sugar then mix well until smooth and creamy. Mix in chocolate chips if using.
- Scoop about 1.5 tablespoons of the mixture using a cookie scoop. Roll between the palms of your hands and place on the prepared baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
- Flatten each into smooth rounds and bake like directed below
💡 Tips for Success
- Make sure to use creamy almond butter and not chunky for the best texture. Homemade almond butter works just make sure it is creamy and smooth.
- Don't overmix the cookie dough, otherwise, your cookies may turn out tough.
- Don't have a cookie scoop in your kitchen? You can use an ice cream scoop or even a spoon to make the cookie balls.
- To prevent the cookies from sticking make sure to line your baking sheet with parchment paper or spray with nonstick cooking spray if you don't have parchment paper on.
- If your cookies bake up in uneven shapes, while they are still warm take a glass, place it over the cookies, and gently twirl the cookies around in the glass for an even shape.
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Countertop: Store cookies in an airtight container or cookie jar at room temperature for up to one week.
Freezer - Place cookie dough balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and freeze until hard, then transfer the cookie balls to a freezer-safe resealable bag or container for up to 2 months.
You can also freeze baked and cooled cookies in a freezer bag or container for up to 3 months.
⌛ Make Ahead
One great thing about making cookies is that they are great to make ahead. However, I don't recommend that you make them more than 24 hours in advance as they may start to dry out or harden.
🍽️ Serve With
- These 3-ingredient almond butter cookies pair so well with any meal. This Chicken Broccoli Potato Casserole or these Air Fryer Chicken Tenders. No matter what you pair them with your family will love those sweet cookies.
- You won't believe it but a spoonful of hummus gives a cookie's sweetness a salty contrast.
- Many types of cookies go very well with a steaming cup of Italian hot chocolate.
- A crisp, sour Virgin Margarita can be a wonderful complement to a cookie's richness.
- Add chopped nuts like almonds, pecans, or walnuts for added crunch and flavor.
- Drizzle melted dark chocolate over the cooled cookies for a decadent touch.
- Switch out the almond butter for your nut butter such as peanut butter or cashew butter.
- Want to make these cookies low-carb friendly? Use your favorite sugar-free sweetener in place of the white sugar to a keto-friendly dessert.
- You can add a splash of for more flavor.
- Use different types of chocolate chips for almond butter chocolate chip cookies.
- Want to make vegan almond butter cookies? use flax seed or choose any of these vegan egg substitutes for baking.
Yes, you can freeze these cookies for up to 3 months. Just make sure to let them cool completely before placing them in an airtight container or freezer bag with layers of parchment paper between the cookies. Thaw at room temperature before serving.
Lining your baking sheet with parchment paper makes for easy cleanup and prevents the cookies from sticking to the pan. It also helps with baking as it helps distribute heat evenly.
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Almond Butter Cookies
- 1 cup creamy almond butter no sugar added
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- ½ cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Place egg in a medium bowl and whisk.
- Add almond butter and sugar then mix well until smooth and creamy.
- Mix in chocolate chips if using.
- Scoop about 1.5 tablespoon of the mixture using a cookie scoop. Roll between the palms of your hands and place on the cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
- Flatten each into smooth rounds.
- Bake in the center of your oven for 10-12 minutes or until cookies are golden brown.
- Remove from oven and let them cool for 3-4 minutes in the cookie sheet then carefully transfer to the wire rack and let them cool completely.