Try these almond butter cookies if you have people in your family who can’t/won’t eat classic peanut butter cookies! A great, simple cookie!
I’ve been wanting to make some basic peanut butter cookies for awhile now, but there’s was just one problem. I would definitely end up being the only one in the house who would eat them. Does that ever happen to you with your baking? If I’m going to all of the trouble to bake something, I’d rather that at least one other person in the house be able to enjoy what I’m making too. Also, eating an entire batch of cookies to yourself is probably not the best idea. One day a few weeks ago, it occurred to me that while my kids definitely don’t like peanuts, they like almonds just fine. Almond milk, almond butter, almonds on granola, etc. etc. I wondered if maybe almond butter cookies could be a good peanut butter cookie alternative for us.
Ingredients Needed for the Almond Butter Cookies
- Natural almond butter, either crunchy or smooth will work
- Flour (I used whole wheat)
- Baking soda
- Apple sauce
Just some good basic pantry staples are all you need to whip these up. 🙂
Making the Cookies
Well, I based this recipe on a basic peanut butter cookie recipe that I liked, but I was a little annoyed at first when the cookies spread and turned into these big thin cookies instead of fat little rounds. It makes sense I guess because of all of the oil content in the natural almond butter I used. Well, the cookies were super tasty even though they didn’t look the way I had originally intended them to, so I kept them.
My family ended up actually loving these cookies and kept asking if we had any more left after we had run out. They ended up being the perfect simple cookie for my plain-cookie-loving family!
Here’s the full printable recipe!
Try these almond butter cookies if you have people in your family who can't/won't eat classic peanut butter cookies! A great, simple cookie!
- 1 cup Natural almond butter (warm in microwave if it can't be stirred)
- 1/2 cup Whole wheat flour
- 1.5 tsp baking soda
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup apple sauce
- 1/4 tsp salt
Combine flour, baking soda, salt, and sugar in a large bowl and set aside.
In a medium bowl, mix together the almond butter and apple sauce until well-blended.
Fold the almond butter mixture into the dry ingredients and mix until a dough forms.
Roll the dough into 1.5 inch balls and place them 2 inches apart on parchment or silpat-lined baking sheets.
Bake for 9 minutes in a 350 degree oven. Allow to cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
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Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.