Almond Butter Cookies (Gluten-Free)

If there is any one general cookie generalization, it's "everyone is a cookie monster at heart."  Cookie variations seems limitless.  These are a variation on my peanut butter cookie for a European friend who doesn't have an infinity for peanut butter.  I thought why not replace it with almonds.  More fancy, too.  These cookies are super easy to make and "paleo" with no grains or starches, but still has sugar.  I think these are even fancy enough for an Academy Awards party.  As a matter of fact, I put this batch in the freezer and will pull out on Sunday for an Oscars party I'll be attending.

Almond Butter Cookies:
  • almond butter, 1 cup (255 grams)
  • almond flour, blanched, 1/2 cup (70 grams)
  • brown sugar, 1/2 cup (110 grams)
  • cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon
  • vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon
  • salt, 1/4 teaspoon
  • eggs, room temperature, 1 whole + 1 white
  • almonds, for garnish, about 30
  1. Preheat oven to 325F.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, using a wood or silicone spatula, mix together everything but the eggs.  Only mix just until everything comes together.  Do not over mix, or it will start to separate.  Now add in 1 whole egg and the 1 egg white.  Mix very gently until just until incorporated.  Again, do not over mix.
  3. On a sheet of parchment, using a portioner/scooper/spoon measure out about 1/2 - 3/4 ounce of dough.  Allow space between the cookies.  Gently squash with something flat like the bottom of a measurement cup.  Then push a single almond in the center.  Bake for about 14 minutes.  Remove and allow to cool on rack.  Makes about 2- 2 1/2 dozen cookies.
-Erin Swing
The Sensitive Epicure

This is part of Food Network's Comfort Food Feast. Check out The FN Dish.  This week we're focusing on cookies.  On twitter, we're tagging #ComfortFoodFeast.  Here are other amazing cookies to drool over:   

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Taste With The Eyes: A Korean Sweet Treat - Hwa Jeon with Honey and Flower Petals
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Red or Green: Chocolate, Almond and Ginger Cookies
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Virtually Homemade: Oatmeal Caramel Skillet cookie with Marshmallows and Chocolate
The Sensitive Epicure: Almond Butter Cookies (Gluten-Free)
FN Dish: Cookie Comfort


What a wonderful cookie to share. I can't wait to try them. I love almond cookies!!