Gluten-Free Almond Butter Cookies

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Anyone who knows me well knows that I am obsessed with Peanut Butter. Now, we need not delve into the details of this obsession because it is safe to say you would be completely disgusted by the amount of Peanut Butter I can comsume in one sitting.

I like any kind of Peanut Butter. Natural, Crunchy, Smooth, and sadly even the kinds with High-Fructose Corn Syrup (yes, Skippy, I will always love you).

Gluten-Free Almond Butter Cookies Recipe - Little Chef Big Appetite

This past summer, I decided to branch out and try Almond Butter as a healthier alternative. Now I am just as obsessed with AB as I was with PB.

I eat with it everything. Bananas, toast, smoothies, pancakes, eeeeeevvvvvverrrrrryyyyyyything. But, I will only eat one kind. The “grind your own” from Whole Foods. It is delicious, perfect, and totally overpriced. But WHO CARES. It’s THAT good.

Gluten-Free Almond Butter Cookies Recipe - Little Chef Big Appetite

Now, I bring you Almond Butter cookies. They are Gluten-Free. No flour. Nada. Just a whole lot of Almond Butter goodness.

Gluten-Free Almond Butter Cookies Recipe - Little Chef Big Appetite

And plenty of dark chocolate chips for good measure.

Gluten-Free Almond Butter Cookies Recipe - Little Chef Big Appetite

Oh, and did I mention there is no butter or oil? Yeah, they’re low-fat, too.


Gluten-Free Almond Butter Cookies Recipe - Little Chef Big Appetite

Healthy, nutty, chewy, chocolatey, yummy.

You know you want to take a bite.


Gluten-Free Almond Butter Cookies
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  • 1 cup almond butter (I prefer the fresh stuff from Whole Foods, but any will do)
  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 Tablespoon agave nectar (honey or maple syrup are fine, too)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup slivered roasted almonds (optional)
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips (or a good bar of dark chocolate, chopped)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the almond butter and brown sugar. Add the egg, baking soda, agave, vanilla, and salt and mix well. Then add the almonds and dark chocolate.
  3. Using a Tablespoon, scoop out small scoops of dough and roll in your hands to form a ball. Place the balls on the baking sheet, making sure to allow at least 1 in. of space between the cookies (they spread a lot in the oven). Bake 9-10 minutes until lightly browned. Remove from oven and let cool on the baking sheet for 2 minutes. Then, using a spatula, transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.


  • Gabby
    September 2, 2013 - 9:02 pm | Permalink

    These are my favorite!! Stuck at home and definitely going make these 🙂

    • littlechefbigappetite
      September 2, 2013 - 9:37 pm | Permalink

      Thanks Gabby! And I hope you feel better soon!

  • Christine @ Cooking with Cakes
    July 29, 2014 - 12:31 pm | Permalink

    oh my goodness these look totally delish!!!! love me some almond butter (esp homemade!), this is fabo girrrl!

    • Rachel (littlechefbigappetite)
      July 29, 2014 - 12:38 pm | Permalink

      Thanks, Christine! I know, AB is soooo addicting!

  • Roger
    March 19, 2015 - 7:16 am | Permalink

    First attempt was part success..lack of cooking skills showed, ending in a slab rather than round cookies. I know you said to leave space but how much. Also, struggled with CUPS Britain uses weight.

    I will definitely make some more very scrummy thanks Rachel.


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