Keto Almond Butter Cookies

Are you searching for a scrumptious cookie recipe that’s a breeze to make? Look no further than these delightful almond butter cookies. Not only do they require a mere 3 ingredients, but they’re also flourless and take mere minutes to whip up. Just imagine savoring a mouthwatering melt-in-your-mouth treat!

Drawing inspiration from classic peanut butter cookies, this recipe elevates the taste by swapping in the irresistible flavor of almond butter. Now, you can satisfy your sweet tooth while keeping things deliciously simple!

Key Takeaways

Why This Recipe Is Effective

These delightful cookies require only 3 ingredients: almond butter, eggs, and brown sugar. Being flourless, they’re a fantastic alternative to traditional recipes. With a quick 12-minute preparation and cooking time, you don’t need to wait around for delicious cookies with the perfect texture – soft and chewy with crispy edges. Plus, there’s no chilling time needed, so you can enjoy these mouthwatering cookies even sooner. Enhance the sweetness by adding chocolate chips and a dash of salt on top for a tasty treat.

Almond Butter Cookies

Easy and delicious
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 82 kcal


  • Almond butter: Use smooth almond butter not the crunchy type. If you have raw almonds on hand, create your own!
  • Eggs: Make sure they're at room temperature.
  • Brown sugar: This helps keep the cookies soft in the middle and crisp around the edges. You can also use coconut sugar or mix it with white sugar for slightly firmer cookies.
  • Chocolate chips: While optional they truly elevate these cookies to a whole new level.


Step 1: Create the Dough

  • Combine almond butter, eggs, and sugar in a mixing bowl, blending well. Fold in chocolate chips, if desired.

Step 2: Form Cookies

  • Using your hands, roll out cookie dough balls and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Gently press down each cookie ball into a thick shape.

Step 3: Baking Process

  • Bake your cookies for 10-12 minutes or until the edges feel firm to touch. Take them out of the oven and let them cool down completely on a cooling rack.


Serving: 1cookieCalories: 82kcal
Keyword almond butter cookies, keto desserts
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Tips to Make Your Cookies Perfect

To achieve the best recipe with a soft texture and delightful flavor, consider these friendly suggestions:

  • Opt for smooth almond butter as it ensures even and smooth cookies. Avoid using crunchy or natural almond butter.
  • Use room temperature eggs to prevent almond butter from hardening, making it easier to mix.
  • Slightly wet your hands before rolling the dough into balls to avoid sticking and create uniform dough.
  • Though optional, adding baking soda helps create thicker, chewy, and crispy cookies.

Dietary Exchanges and Alternatives

To modify almond butter cookies for specific diets or preferences, consider these friendly alterations:

  • For egg-free cookies, use an egg substitute.
  • For low-carb cookies, replace sugar with keto brown sugar.
  • Swap out almond butter for cashew butter, peanut butter, or tahini.
  • To achieve thicker, chewier cookies, chill the dough for an hour.
  • Boost your cookies’ flavor with raisins, dried fruit, nuts, or seeds as mix-ins.

Storing Your Cookies

For maintaining freshness, store your cookies at room temperature in an airtight container for a week. If you want them to last longer, keep them in the refrigerator. To freeze them, simply put the cooled cookies in a ziplock bag and place them in the freezer, where they can be preserved for up to 6 months.

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Other Options

Alternative Ingredients

  • Almond butter substitutions: Almond butter is not a suitable replacement for traditional butter in cookies. Instead, opt for a butter substitute.
  • Sweetener alternatives: Coconut sugar or keto brown sugar can be used in place of brown sugar.

Preparation and Storage Guidelines

  • Making dough in advance: You can prepare the cookie dough up to five days ahead and store it in the refrigerator. Be sure to let it sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before baking.
  • Storing cookies: Keep cookies covered at room temperature for up to five days. For longer storage, you can refrigerate them for up to two weeks.
  • Freezing cookies: To freeze the cookies, place them in a ziplock bag and store them in the freezer for up to six months.

Cookie Characteristics

  • Taste: Almond butter cookies have a subtle flavor, not overpowering, and offer a pleasing taste similar to other good cookie recipes.

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s a tasty keto almond butter cookie recipe?

To make delicious keto almond butter cookies, follow these simple steps:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine 1 cup of unsweetened almond butter, 1/2 cup of granulated erythritol (or another keto-friendly sweetener), 1 large egg, and 1 tsp of vanilla extract.
  3. Mix the ingredients until a thick dough is formed.
  4. Roll the dough into 12 equally-sized balls and place them on the prepared baking sheet.
  5. Use a fork to press down each ball, creating a crisscross pattern.
  6. Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes or until the edges turn golden brown.

Can you use coconut flour with almond butter cookies?

Yes, you can! For every cup of almond flour, substitute 1/4 to 1/3 cup of coconut flour because it’s more absorbent. Make sure to add some extra moisture, such as an additional egg, as this will help prevent the cookies from becoming too dry.

Egg-free almond butter cookie tips?

To make almond butter cookies without eggs, use a flaxseed egg substitute. Simply mix one tablespoon of ground flaxseed with three tablespoons of water, let it sit for ten minutes, and then add it to your cookie batter in place of the egg.

Are chocolate chips allowed in keto-friendly almond butter cookies?

Yes! Be sure to use sugar-free chocolate chips, which are available in most grocery stores or online. You can usually find them labeled as “low carb” or “keto-friendly.” Add about 1/2 cup of these chocolate chips to your cookie dough, and enjoy the delicious results!

What makes these cookies a healthier choice?

Almond butter cookies are a healthier alternative because they’re made with nutrient-dense almond butter and keto-friendly sweeteners instead of refined sugars and flours. Almonds are a great source of fiber, healthy fats, and protein, making these cookies a satisfying and nutritious treat.

Carb content in keto almond butter cookies?

Each keto almond butter cookie typically contains about 2-4 grams of net carbs. This number can vary depending on the specific ingredients and amounts used. To maintain a keto lifestyle, keep track of your daily carb intake and adjust the number of cookies consumed as needed.

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