Chewy Almond Butter Cookies (Gluten Free, Vegan, 5 Ingredients!)

Gluten Free Almond Butter CookiesI’m baaaaaack! And jumping with excitement! I missed you guys!

After taking a few weeks off over Christmas & New Years to completely switch off and take a much needed break, I’m so ready and excited to jump into 2014! I have so many projects & plans going on right now, and I can’t wait to share them all with you!

Switching off for two weeks was just what I needed. I’m always on the computer, working away at nights and weekends. I really needed to remind myself that its totally okay to switch off and take some down time – I need it. This year I’m going to work on switching off at night and have Switch Off Sundays, and keep a better balance of work and play.

I hope you all had an amazing Christmas & New Years!

We spent Christmas day running around to 4 different houses. Yep, 4! Both our parents are separated so we have 4 little families to visit. It was exhausting, especially in the melting heat we have over here right now, but it was such a great day. Normally Christmas is very stressful for me and can tend to bring me down (as I think it does for most people), but I was determined to change that this year.

Everyone was so amazing about the gluten free vegan food we brought to each house, trying everything. Both our Dads even ate almost completely vegan meals – I was super impressed! And surprised because there was no pushing on our part at all. We just turned up with food and they jumped on board. After Christmas I just felt an amazing sense of love and acceptance from our families (for the most part – theres always a few!).  I am very grateful.

Anyway, on to todays recipe!

You love cookies, right? Sure you do. I know the way to your heart!

I was really excited at how quickly this recipe came together. I wrote down a draft of what I thought would work, and after one attempt had it perfect! Trust me, this is a total fluke, I’m normally making a recipe 2-5 times before having it perfect.

If you like almond butter (and I think you do), you will LOVE these cookies. They taste like almond butter with just a hint of caramel.

They are so easy and quick to make. Throw 5 ingredients into the food processor, whiz them up, roll into balls, flatten, and bake for only 7 minutes! It’s almost TOO easy.

Chewy Almond Butter Cookies (Gluten Free, Vegan, 5 Ingredients!)
Delicious chewy cookies that taste like caramel almond butter! 5 ingredients, so easy and quick to make.
Yield: 15 cookies
  1. Preheat the oven to 175°C / 350°F.
  2. In a food processor, combine the almond flour, baking soda and salt and process into a fine flour.
  3. Add the almond butter and maple syrup and process to combine into a dough.
  4. Use a tablespoon to measure out the dough into 15 cookies. Roll into a ball and flatten with your fingers.
  5. Bake for 7 minutes, or until golden brown.



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20 comments on “Chewy Almond Butter Cookies (Gluten Free, Vegan, 5 Ingredients!)

    • Hi Julia, sorry to hear that! Not sure why that happened. For the dryness, try a creamier almond butter or some other nut butter (or combination) like cashew or macadamia. You could also try adding a few tablespoons of coconut oil, although I haven’t tried this. Blandness you might want to add some more maple syrup or choc chips.

  1. I notice that you use Maple syrup in another cookie recipe. I can use Stevia only as a sweetner which I’m not crazy about. How do you think they would taste if I just left the maple sugar (sweetener) out?

    • Hi Nikki, it would probably still be good but not as sweet, a bit more savoury. I haven’t tried this myself so not sure. Let me know if you try it and how it goes!

  2. I think I’m going to make these with a little coconut oil and then dip them in vegan chocolate. They look soooo good

    • Hi Ally, I’m not sure if oat flour would work but you can always try it and see how it goes. I assume it would work but can’t say for sure.

  3. Thank you so much for this recipe. I had been searching for an easy gluten free vegan cookies recipe for age and this one is perfect! Made it a few times now with peanut butter instead of almond and they are in the oven as we speak, trying them with choc chips this time!!! YUM xxx

  4. I used regular whole wheat flour and left them 10
    mins for crispier cookies.
    My husband puts maple butter on them. Delicious!

  5. Tried to make these recipe as is and they were dry and crumbly, if you drizzle a little maple syrup over them their easier to eat. Then tried adding a little coconut oil and it didn’t help. Could be I didn’t get the measurements right but they didn’t come out much different.

  6. These were amazing! Our food processor broke tonight in the midst of making something else, so I wasn’t able to process the almond meal (from Trader Joes) and I hand mixed it all after adding the wet stuff and they still came out great! I added a few min because they didn’t seem done at 7 and ended up adding 4, but I’ll try them for 9 next time. I’ve definitely got these pinned and will likely be making the again within the week! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  7. I’ve made them twice already – once with peanut butter and once with almond butter. I think both versions are great, I love them!

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