Who can resist freshly baked Almond Butter Cookies, especially with a soft and gooey center? These gluten-free almond butter cookies are quick, easy, and delicious! No butter or flour is needed—Ready in just 15 minutes.
Are you looking for a flourless cookie recipe with a soft, chewy center?
If yes, these gluten-free chocolate chip cookies made with almond butter are for you!
They are just as delicious as these homemade soft oatmeal cookies without butter or all-purpose flour.
If you are a fan of almonds, you probably already know that they are a great addition to any dessert and can be used in many different ways. For example, you might enjoy them as an ingredient for biscotti or amaretti cookies. Chopped almonds provide the perfect crunch when used as a topping for apple cake
Did you know that processing almonds for approximately twenty minutes transforms them into homemade almond butter?
With a quick mixing method, combining this key ingredient with eggs, brown sugar, rolled oats, baking soda, vanilla extract and just a pinch of salt creates a gluten-free cookie with a chewy texture.
Adjust the oven rack to the middle of the oven—Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside for now.
Combine ⅔ cups of rolled oats, 1 teaspoon baking soda, and a pinch of salt in a small bowl. Set aside these dry ingredients.
In a large bowl, whisk 2 eggs with ½ cup of brown sugar, 1 cup of creamy almond butter, and 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract until light-colored (3-4 minutes).
With a rubber mixing spoon, add the oatmeal mixture. Combine.
Fold in ⅔ cups of dark chocolate chips.
With a medium-sized disher, scoop dough and place it on the prepared baking sheet.
With a lightly greased fork, slightly flatten the top of the cookie dough balls (I find using a non-stick spray on the fork makes the process a lot easier).
Bake the cookies, one sheet at a time, for approximately 9 -11 minutes. Or until the edges are set and the cookies are just beginning to turn golden brown.
Allow to cool on the baking sheet completely before removing them, as these cookies are very soft and gooey.
- Allow the cookies to cool completely, about 15-20 minutes, before removing them from the cookie sheets as they are too soft and gooey to transfer to a wire rack.
- As they are cooling down on the baking sheet, these cookies continue to cook. If you prefer chewy cookies, remove them from the oven as soon as they are lightly brown and set around the edges to avoid overcooking them.
- Every oven is different, so keep an eye on the cookies as they are baking.
- The addition of rolled oats adds texture.
- Although either light or dark brown sugar can be used, the latter provides a stronger molasses quality.
Substitutions and Variations
- Replace almond butter with natural peanut butter or even hazelnut butter.
- If you prefer, replace the dark chocolate with semi-sweet, milk, white, peanut butter chips or even chocolate chunks for extra decadence and chewiness.
- For added crunchiness, add a handful of chopped roasted almonds to the batter.
- Feel free to experiment with some of your favorite spices like ground cinnamon.
Once the cookies are at room temperature, store them in an airtight container at room temperature for
The raw cookie dough can easily be frozen. Once the ingredients are combined, scoop and portion the dough at least 2 inches apart on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Remember to use a baking sheet that fits in your freezer. Freeze for about 30 minutes.
Cut the parchment paper into small rectangular pieces. Fold the paper over the raw ball of cookie dough and freeze. When ready to bake, remove from the freezer and place the prepared ball of cookie dough, along with the parchment paper, in a preheated oven. There is no need to thaw. Add 1-2 minutes of additional bake time.
Yes, almond butter is gluten-free. Almonds and all nuts are naturally gluten-free. However, it’s essential to read the label of any almond butter you purchase because some brands add stabilizers or other ingredients that may contain gluten. Consider making your own homemade almond butter to ensure purity.
I’ve adapted the recipe for these almond butter oatmeal cookies from Ambitious Kitchen.
As usual, I’ve made a few changes to the recipe. First, I’ve replaced the peanut butter with nut butter. I also added a pinch of salt, decreased the amount of sugar and used dark chocolate chips.
I’ve also thrown in some dried cranberries in the past, and my family just loved them!
This truly is a great recipe -so quick and easy!
It’s also gluten-free and tasty.
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It’s about connecting with the ones that are dear to you! And how lucky am I that I get to share all of my favorite recipes with all of you?
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★★★★★ If you have made these flourless almond butter cookies, I would love to hear about it in the comments below and be sure to rate the recipe!
Almond Butter Cookies
- ⅔ cups rolled oats traditional, old fashioned
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- pinch salt
- 2 eggs room temperature
- ½ cup brown sugar light or dark
- 1 cup almond butter
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- ⅔ cup chocolate chips dark or milk
- Adjust the oven rack to the middle of the oven. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside for now.
- In a small bowl. combine rolled oats, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk the eggs with the brown sugar, almond butter and vanilla extract until light-colored (3-4 minutes).
- With a rubber mixing spoon, add the oatmeal mixture. Combine together.
- Fold in the chocolate chips.
- With a medium-sized scooper, place dough on the parchment-lined baking sheet.
- With a lightly greased fork, slightly flatten the top (I find using a non-stick spray on the fork makes the process a lot easier).
- Bake the cookies, one sheet at a time, for approximately 9-11 minutes. or until the edges are set and the cookies are just beginning to brown.
- Allow to cool on the baking sheet completely before removing them as these cookies are very soft and gooey.
- Allow the cookies to cool completely, about 15-20 minutes, before removing them from the baking sheet as they are too soft and gooey to transfer to a wire rack.
- As they are cooling down on the baking sheet, these cookies continue to cook. If you prefer chewy cookies, remove them from the oven as soon as they are lightly brown and set around the edges to avoid overcooking them. remove them from the oven as soon as they are lightly brown and set around the edges.
- Every oven is different so keep an eye on the cookies as they are baking.
- The addition of rolled oats adds texture.
This post was originally published on April 2, 2015, and republished on January 14, 2021, with updated content and photos.
My families new favorite. We double the recipe and still never have leftovers. Even my picky kids like it!
How wonderful! So thrilled to read this!
your pal val
Just finished baking these decadent cookies!! Soo yummy. One of my favorites!! 🙂
Thanks Val! Glad you enjoyed them!
I heard from your dear daughter in law that these gluten free cookies were a must!
So I gave it a try last night….wow….so soft and delicious.
A hit with the kids and the picky hubby.
I love them. A keeper for us!
Wonderful to hear Anna! They are a keeper for us too. Thanks for taking the time to comment ♥♥♥
I agree. I love cooking and baking (really just being in the kitchen) simply to create something that can be shared with people you love.
Thanks for this recipe. They look amazing and they earn extra points in my book for being gluten-free.
Appreciate the comment, thank-you. Enjoy!!!