Easy Almond Butter Cookies

By Jess

4.5 from 5 ratings

This recipe only requires a handful of simple ingredients and about 20 minutes of your time to make a batch of a dozen delicious almond butter cookies.

almond butter cookie recipe

There’s nothing better than homemade cookie recipes that are quick and easy to make. That perfectly describes this recipe for quick and easy almond butter cookies. You only need basic five (with an optional sixth) ingredients, 20 minutes of time, and this recipe to make a dozen almond butter cookies that are so good they are out of this world. Perfectly sweet and nutty, these just might be the most addictive healthy cookie you ever try.

Healthy Cookies Taste Good, Too!

Cookies are one of those foods that are definitely all too easy to binge on. I’m not ashamed to admit there’s been periods of my life where I’ve gone through way too many cookies in one sitting. The big downside to that is most of the cookies that you can buy from local retailers are pure junk food, filled with sugar, trans fats, and other nasty additives. Nine out of ten times, you’re always going to be better off baking your own cookies, but even that, that doesn’t guarantee they will be healthy. Many baking recipes make use of refined flours, sugars and other ingredients that are off-limits when following a paleo diet.

Thankfully, there’s still plenty of ingredients you can use to make mouth watering paleo cookies. As the name suggests, almond butter is used as a base for this cookie recipe to give them their delightfully sweet and nutty flavor. In addition, almond flour is used in place of any type of refined wheat flour. While pretty much all types of nuts can provide you with some great health benefits, almonds just might be my favorite. They’re full of healthy fats, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Not only do they help to protect you from certain diseases, but studies have also suggested they may help to even boost your cognitive function and improve your memory as well. (1) There’s definitely a link between eating good and feeling good, making almonds one of my top choices to include in my paleo eating habits.

almond butter cookie ingredients

Honey or Organic Maple Syrup are Excellent Paleo Sweeteners

The other ingredients used in these cookies are fairly standard fare when it comes to baking. You’ll need an egg, some baking soda, and you can optionally add some vanilla extract in if you would like. In order to give the cookies a slightly sweeter taste, you’ll also be adding in some honey to the mix. Honey is without a doubt one of my favorite natural sweeteners next to organic maple syrup. It’s absolutely loaded with beneficial nutrients, and there is even recent research that suggests that honey might be a great natural anticancer food. (2) All the more reason to enjoy a sweet paleo treat from time to time.

cookie dough

In all honesty, most of the time when I bake paleo cookies, I go with the usual classic staples that you first expect. I make chocolate chip cookies at least once a month. That being said, I still like to broaden my cookie horizons every now and then. You never know when you can discover a new kind of cookie that makes its way onto your list of favorites. That’s exactly what these almond butter cookies accomplished though, and when you consider how quick and easy they are to make, they’re definitely a no-brainer to enjoy to satisfy your sweet tooth when on a paleo diet.

paleo almond butter cookies

P.S. – If you’re looking for some other great cookie recipes that are both paleo-friendly and slightly unique, here’s a few other recipes that I would highly recommend:

#1 – Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cake Cookies

#2 – No-Bake Walnut Cookies

#3 – Paleo Thumbprint Cookies with Homemade Chia Jam


    • 1 cup almond butter
    • ½ cup almond flour
    • 1/3 cup honey
    • 1 egg
    • ½ tsp baking soda
    • 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix to combine.
  4. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto the prepared baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes.


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Total Time

20 minutes

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

10 minutes

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More Good Almond Cookie Recipes

Almond Flour Cookies

These simple and sweet almond flour cookies are the perfect accompaniment to a cup of tea. They are quick to make – ready in less than thirty minutes, and will even last for up to a week. The crispy cookies are wonderful for dunking in a warm cup of tea, or can be enjoyed on their own as dessert.

Almond Flour Cookies Recipe


1 1/2 cups almond flour
2 tbsp coconut flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/3 cup maple syrup
3 tbsp coconut oil, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp almond extract
Sliced almonds, optional


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the almond flour, coconut flour, salt, and baking soda into a bowl and stir to combine. In a separate bowl, whisk together the maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla, and almond extract. Add the wet ingredients into the dry and stir well.

2. Use a tablespoon to scoop the batter onto the baking sheet and slightly flatten. Place an almond slice in the middle of each cookie. Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden. Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.


Ask a Question 

  1. If I were to make these again I’d add a pinch of salt, nutmeg, and top the cookies with a dusting of coconut sugar before baking. ?

    Rating: 3.5
  2. So delicious! Not to sweet, perfect texture. I added a pinch of sea salt. Yummy 😋

    Rating: 5
  3. Okay these are the bomb!! I did have to add about another 1/4th cup or so of almond flour and a pinch of salt since my almond butter wasn’t salted. But other than that these are a huge hit!! This is gonna be a staple in our house!

    Rating: 5

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