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Plate full of almond butter cookies

Flourless Almond Butter Cookies

Flourless Almond Butter Cookies are the healthy way to get your cookie fix! These delicious cookies include 6 wholesome ingredients and they're dairy and gluten-free!

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For the cookies:

  • 1 cup almond butter see notes
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips regular or dairy-free
  • flaky sea salt, for topping optional


Prepare the cookies:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line (2) rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Place the almond butter, egg, maple syrup, baking soda and vanilla in a medium bowl. Beat on medium speed with a hand mixer until combined, then fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Using a 1 1/2" cookie scoop, scoop the cookie batter (about a heaping tablespoon of batter) and place on the prepared baking sheet about an inch and a half apart.  Flatten the cookies slightly with the palm of your hand as they won't spread while baking.
  • Bake for 10 minutes or until set (the cookies will be very soft), then remove from heat and sprinkle the tops of the cookies with the flaky sea salt if desired. Cool for 10 minutes on the baking sheets, then place on a wire rack and cool completely. Enjoy!


  • I used natural almond butter, but use your favorite.  The texture of the cookies will vary depending on the type of almond butter that you use, but they will be delicious regardless!  Pro tip: if using natural almond butter that needs to be stirred, it's best that it's cold so that it's not drippy.
  • Maple syrup adds delicious flavor, but you may substitute it with your favorite sweetener such as honey, brown sugar or granulated sugar.  The type of sweetener you use will vary the texture of the cookies slightly.
  • Change these almond butter cookies up by adding 1/2 cup quick oats to the batter, or substitute the chocolate chips for white chocolate chips or dried fruit.
  • Cookies may be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.  They'll become soft and a bit sticky the longer that they stand, so place parchment paper between layers.


Serving: 1cookie, Calories: 119kcal, Carbohydrates: 10g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 9mg, Sodium: 36mg, Potassium: 134mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 14IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 63mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

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