Like my grain free chocolate chip cookies, these gluten free almond butter cookies are a delicious treat.
Gluten Free Almond Butter Cookies
These gluten free almond butter cookies are similar to the traditional peanut butter cookie recipe with the criss-cross fork marks on the top. Except they’re made with almond butter instead of peanut butter, and almond and coconut flour instead of conventional wheat flour.
And because the recipe already uses almond two ways, I figured why not use almond extract and make it three! I personally love the flavor of almond extract, but if you’re not a fan, just leave it out and double the amount of vanilla extract instead (another favorite flavor!).
Shaping these cookies is a great job opportunity for little helpers to lend a hand in the kitchen. First, roll the dough into one inch balls and place them about 2 inches apart on a baking sheet. Then use the back of a fork and press the tines into the cookies in an X shape to make the classic cross hatch design.
And that’s all there is to it! Pop them in the oven for 12 minutes and make sure to let them sit on the baking sheet for a couple minutes after coming out of the oven before moving them to a wire rack. This will give them a chance firm up a little so they don’t crumble.
Triple Almond Cookies Recipe
- ½ cup coconut oil (or softened butter)
- ¾ cup sugar
- 1 cup almond butter
- 1 egg
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- ½ tsp almond extract
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- 1 ½ cups blanched almond flour
- ½ cup coconut flour
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the butter or coconut oil and sugar and beat until fluffy and light colored.
- Beat in the almond butter, egg, vanilla and almond extracts, and salt.
- Stir in the almond and coconut flours.
- Form the dough into 1 inch balls and place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
- Use the back of a fork to press down the cookies in a cross-hatch pattern.
- Place in the preheated oven and bake for 12 minutes.
- Let the cookies cool for 3 minutes before removing to a wire rack to finish cooling.
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Oldest daughter made a similar version of these from Food Network over the past week – 1 c peanut butter, 1 c sugar (we just used organic cane since we were taking them to the masses), 1 egg, 1 t vanilla and sea salt to sprinkle. Super easy and a huge success! I look forward to trying this version as a healthier alternative :).
Thanks, just what I was looking for :)!
Pam Buswell Chamberland
Will try these. I did the almond berry triangle scones you posted 2 days ago. Very good. Love your grain free recipes almost as much as I love you dear mommypotamus 🙂
Would this work with honey as a sweetener?
Debi Sorrento Bryk
Could I sub raw honey for the coconut sugar?
I’m not sure, Debi. If you try it please let us know how it works out!
I made them last night: they are great! Added a couple of drops of Orange Essential Oil. Thanks a lot! 🙂
I am not sure what I did wrong. I followed the recipe to a tee. The dough was crumbly. After the cookies baked, they were crumbly. I know that some cookies age better than others. I certainly hope this is the case with these. They are so dry right now that only a glass of milk would help and I am allergic to dairy. Did you try cutting the coconut flour to 1/4 cup? Any insight would help because the flavor is good.
Sounds good Charity Bee
Indeed it does… Thanks sis Felecia Cheri..Gonna try
I will have to share this page with my family members since several of us (including myself) are either Gluten Intolerant or have Celiacs Disease. Thank you! (Will be posting on my Facebook acct at https://www.facebook.com/NVgirl).
What could I do as an egg substitute?
Dima Al Mahsiri
My kids will love to eat those cookies, thanks for this yummy recipe 🙂
These look fabulous! I’m always on the lookout for healthier and lightly sweetened cookies. These look to be just my style. Thanks! I will definitely be trying these soon.
came looking for a good gluten free sweet treat…knew you would have one!
Thanks for Sharing…these look yummy!
Jessica from http://www.saprklesandglue.com
Shared this on Pinterest as part of the entry for the dehydrator giveaway. These look dy-no-mite!!!!!!!!
I pinned these for the dehydrator give-a-way too. They sound yummy! I had trouble entering the URL from pinning the dehydrator, lol- but I pinned it 3 times! Woo-hoo…sharing is caring…lol Some how my fb account goes to my daughters Pinterest account, it’s crazy & other times it works. (she uses my iPad when she visits) So I just did it through my Pinterest app. They’ve changed the darn app again too, I couldn’t even find the ‘show me my pin’ to get the URL. Oh well! It’s my birthday so here’s hoping!
I pinned this for the dehydrator give away. My daughter loves cookies and I am always on the look out for cookies that aren’t full of junk. These look yummy!
Any chance someone took the time to figure out the Carbs on these? Starting MAD Diet with my 4yr old & need to figure carbs for everything?
Amanda @ Mommypotamus Support
Sorry, Heather hasn’t!
Is there any sub for the coconut flour? coconut flour in everything is making me CRAZY because my body doesn’t like it AT ALL. I’m not grain-free, just trying to bring in some variety and reduce my total grain consumption – maybe a little sprouted oat flour? I’ve wasted SO much money on ingredients trying to reverse-engineer recipes and throwing away messes, almond flour is expensive!
Mari Morgan – Unfortunately coconut flour is a bit tricky to substitute. It absorbs a lot more liquid than most flours so it’s usually used in much smaller amounts than typically called for.
Does anyone know if coconut sugar is GAPS legal?
It is not. Only raw honey is GAPS legal. Try adding a little bit, add a tiny bit more coconut flour if the dough is too moist.
Bianca Le Brocque
Miracle of miracles, I actually have all these ingredients in my cupboard… Might try making these today! Thank u for the recipe!
Id love to try this but cant use eggs. Will substituting chia or flax work?
if you mix some flax meal with a little water it’ll create the consistency of an egg. give it a try.
This sounds like a great recipe but a little complicated/expensive. You can achieve something similar using only the almond butter, sweetener and an egg. Sounds crazy but it works! I would suggest half honey half whichever sugar you prefer or use all sugar. No flour needed at all! Scoop onto lined cookie sheet and flatten with fork bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes and let cool on your cookie sheet for 5 minutes before moving to cooling rack. When you first put everything in the bowl it will look like it will be runny but just mix with your hand mixer a minute or two and it stiffens up. I’m sure you could add in some of the other ingredients listed if you want to. I only say this because all those specialty flours are very expensive (for me) and not part of my budget so even though I would like to I don’t buy them.
I have to say I did not think that Coconut sugar was GAPS legal!
Coconut sugar is not GAPS legal. Only honey and I believe it has to be raw.
I am new to this site and am confused by ‘grain free’ vs ‘gluten free’. Are these interchangeable?
Grain free always equals gluten free, but gluten free does not always equal grain free. Many gluten free recipes include rice flour, oat flour, etc. which are grains.