Flourless Almond Butter Cookies

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

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I have no idea whose dog this is but it’s freaking adorable

Well, tomorrow anyways.

I was trying to think of something to make and I remembered, prior to starting keto, I had an amazing peanut butter cookie recipe I used to love to whip up every so often. They’re simple, yet absolutely delicious. It got me thinking if there were any almond-butter-equivalents out there. Happily, there were! This recipe is a slight augment of this one, were incredibly easy to make, and so delicious there’s no reason not to just keep making them.

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I used to make cookies for my husband to bring to work on a quasi-regular basis, and I thought this would be a good time to go ahead and be adorable and wifey and do it again. After he totally-accidentally-but-we’ll-never-really-know-what-happened cracked my cookie jar, I bought an adorable little heart tin so that the delivery would fit the occasion. (Just kidding, I know it was an accident, I love you honey)

These are also a special kind of cookie called a spritz cookie, or a cookie-press cookie. I knew I wanted to make a bunch since he’s going to be bringing them to work, and the cookie press is a great way to turn one batch of dough into roughly 18294723480 little cookies (or 40, in this case).

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This is the one I have, but I really want to get more cut outs

As an incredibly unnecessary, yet interesting, aside, I wanted to know why cookie press cookies were also referred to as spritz cookies. Apparently it comes from the German word spritzen, meaning “to squirt”, which makes total sense considering what we’re doing. Awesome!
Ingredients:

  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 3.5 TBSP truvia
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • salt (for garnish. Optional)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325. Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Let dough sit for a few minutes before rolling or placing in press.
  3. If using cookie press: load dough into press with cutout of choice attached, and press dough onto lined cookie sheets (silpat, parchment paper, etc). If not, roll into small balls (18-20) and flatten slightly with a fork, a-la traditional peanut butter cookies. You don’t have to press too much – the almond butter will help the cookie spread nicely.
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    All piped out and ready to bake!
  4. Bake for 8 minutes, 10 if you want a crisper cookie. Yum! I thought they were good as is, but ended up sprinkling juuuust a few granules of salt on each and it really made the flavor pop!
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    Fresh out of the oven

Makes ~40

Nutritional Information:

  • Calories: 44
  • Net Carb: 0.4g
  • Fat: 3.7g
  • Protein: 1.6g

This took about a half hour total. Seriously. Go make these right now. And then eat them. And then make another batch because you accidentally ate too many, and you’ll still have plenty of time left in the day!

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Flourless Almond Butter Cookies

  • Servings: 40
  • Difficulty: easy
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Soft, delicious, and quick to make - these are a great alternative to standard peanut butter cookies!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 3.5 TBSP truvia
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • salt (for garnish. Optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325. Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Let dough sit for a few minutes before rolling or placing in press.
  3. If using cookie press: load dough into press with cutout of choice attached, and press dough onto lined cookie sheets (silpat, parchment paper, etc). If not, roll into small balls and flatten slightly with a fork, a-la traditional peanut butter cookies. You don’t have to press too much – the almond butter will help the cookie spread nicely.
  4. Bake for 8 minutes, 10 if you want a crisper cookie. Yum! I thought they were good as is, but ended up sprinkling juuuust a few granules of salt on each and it really made the flavor pop!

Makes ~40

Nutritional Information:

  • Calories: 44
  • Net Carb: 0.4g
  • Fat: 3.7g
  • Protein: 1.6g
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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Anne Fox says:

    There was no almond butter in the recipe for the almond butter cookies. Just almond flour. Did I miss something?

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    1. Oh my goodness I mistyped! Thank you!!!

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