When you’re in the mood for fresh baked cookies but don’t want to deal with a lot of ingredients, mixers, or if you are short on time – this is your recipe! These almond butter cookies are incredibly simple and easy to whip up. You only need 4 ingredients, that’s right 4. In just a few quick steps you’ll have a full tray of nutty cookies to enjoy.
Almond Butter Cookies
- 1 cup almond butter
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- salt, for sprinkling (optional)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a bowl mix together the almond butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla. Scoop the dough by 1/2 tablespoon full onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper (easy clean up!). Use a fork to press down on the cookie to make a criss-cross pattern and sprinkle with just a touch of salt. Bake for 10 minutes. Let cookies cool for a minute before transferring to a wire rack or fresh sheet of parchment paper to cool. Makes 35 cookies.
Almond Butter Cookies: Tara Tested, Tara Approved! I love peanut butter, it’s one of my favorite foods, but that doesn’t mean I’m not open to exploring other nut butters. Almond butter is a great option for those who are allergic to peanuts or who don’t like peanut butter (gasp!). This recipe originally called for peanut butter, but I wanted to experiment and give almond butter a shot. I was not disappointed! These cookies have great nutty flavor and certainly do the trick when you get a craving for something sweet. And as an added bonus they are pretty low in calories so you don’t need to feel guilty about having a few!
Nutrition Information: 1 cookie – Calories: 62 kcal Total fat: 3.8 g Saturated fat: 0.5 g Sodium: 15.7 mg Carbohydrate: 5.9 g Dietary fiber: 0.7 g Sugar: 5 g Protein: 1.5 g