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Almond Butter Cookies

Almond butter cookies are a great, delicious alternative to peanut butter cookies.

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Almond Butter Cookies

These almond butter cookies are what my Mom would call a “Cup of Tea Cookie”. Meaning obviously, that it is an ideal treat to be enjoyed with your favourite steaming cup of relaxing tea.

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Almond butter is a great alternative to Peanut Butter.

This one is soft and slightly chewy, with a distinct almond nutty flavour. I always eat the edges first to save the toasted almond at the centre for last.

This is a very versatile recipe too. Use practically any nut butter to make your favourite version.

Cashew butter is amazing in this recipe too.

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Almond Butter Cookies

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Yield: 24 cookies or 18 large cookies

Almond Butter Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes

Almond butter cookies are a terrific alternative to peanut butter cookies.


  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup almond butter
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 ¼ cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt


  1. Cream together the butter, almond butter, brown sugar and white sugar.
  2. Add the egg and vanilla extract and beat well.
  3. Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture and fold until dough forms.
  5. Form dough into 1 inch balls and press each ball down sightly on a parchment lined baking sheet 3 inches apart.
  6. Press a toasted whole almond into the center of the slightly flattened dough balls before baking if desired.
  7. Bake 12 minutes until golden brown at the edges @ 350 degrees F. Do not over bake or cookies will be brittle.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size

24 cookies or 18 large cookies

Amount Per Serving Calories 124Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 18mgSodium 136mgCarbohydrates 14gFiber 1gSugar 8gProtein 2g

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

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A. Littles

Sunday 17th of October 2021

Unexpectedly delicious! Thank you!


Thursday 30th of September 2021

What can I use besides almond butter? Thanks


Sunday 18th of December 2011

Good recipe. Will certainly make again.

Cucee Sprouts

Thursday 30th of September 2010

Very cool! I am struggling finding almond butter recipes (peanut allergies in the family.) this is a good one. I recently made a pita pocket with almond butter and fruits - yum!


Tuesday 28th of September 2010

What a great change from typical peanut butter cookies.

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