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healthier almond butter cookies

Healthier Almond Butter Cookies

Perfectly soft and chewy almond butter cookies. They happen to be healthier than your average cookie, gluten-free, and of course vegan.

Course Dessert
Keyword gluten-free, healthier almond butter cookies, vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 15 cookies
Author Taavi Moore

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp flax seed meal
  • 2 tbsp water
  • ¼ cup softened coconut oil*
  • ¾ cup creamy almond butter
  • ¼ cup non-dairy milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup coconut sugar
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • Pinch of flaky sea salt or ¼ tsp fine sea salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.

  2. To a small bowl, combine flax seed meal and water. Set aside for 5 minutes. To a large mixing bowl, add flax egg, softened coconut oil, almond butter, milk, vanilla, and coconut sugar. Use a handheld mixer to combine until creamy and smooth. Add almond flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Use a wooden spoon or spatula to combine until a soft dough forms.

  3. Use a small cookie scoop to distribute dough on to the baking sheet. I was able to fit 12 on one baking sheet (3x4). Bake for 12-15 minutes. until edges are light golden brown. Let cool for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire cooling rack (important!).

  4. (Optional) Drizzle with dark chocolate and/or smother on more almond butter on top.

Recipe Notes

*If your coconut oil is hard, microwave for 10-15 seconds until soft (make sure it doesn't melt!). Otherwise, it should be the right texture at room temperature.