3-Ingredient Almond Butter Cookies

These chewy Almond Butter Cookies use only 3 ingredients you likely have in your home right now and are so addicting! The dough is made in 1-bowl, and ready in under 20 minutes. They are free from gluten, grains and refined sugar, but still perfectly delicious.

Easy Almond Butter Cookies

These flourless cookies truly just contain three ingredients, but you wouldn’t know it by the taste! It’s hard to believe a recipe can be this simple, yet still taste so complex and delicious. They are chewy, with a deep molasses flavor and sweetened just right. We hate to admit, but these almost feel like a healthy protein-filled treat! Ready in under 20 minutes, so they are the perfect cookie for when you are feeling the craving for something a little sweet, but need it now!

The Three Ingredients Needed

Substitutes

Since there are only a few ingredients in these cookies, it is tricky to substitute any of them out entirely. You can absolutely substitute in nearly any nut butter or even sunflower butter. We’ve tried making these cookies with both creamy nut butter and natural nut butters, as well as homemade almond butter, and they are all really successful.

We have not tried substituting in a flax egg.

This recipe calls for a less sweet cookie, as are often the case with the recipes on this website. If you want a cookie sweetened in the traditional sense, you can increase the amount of coconut sugar from 3/4 cup to 1 cup of sugar.

How to Make Almond Butter Cookies

The directions for making these cookies could not be easier: simply add ingredients to the bowl, and mix! That’s it!

To get that characteristic nut butter pattern on the cookie, take fork and press down on the dough twice to make a cross pattern.

These cookies take about 12 minutes to bake in the oven. They will spread and puff slightly, though not a lot. You’ll know they’ll be done because they have puffed up and just slightly turned a dark golden brown on the edges and the bottom of the cookie. If you are unsure if they are done, gently lift them up with a spatula to check the coloring on the bottom of the cookie. Once they are done, they will still be super soft, so be sure to let them cool for at least 20 minutes before handling.

Once cooled, the cookies can be stored at room temperature, covered for 3-5 days.

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Easy Almond Butter Cookies

These chewy Almond Butter Cookies use only 3 ingredients you likely have in your home right now and are so addicting! The dough is made in 1-bowl, and ready in under 20 minutes. They are free from gluten, grains and refined sugar but still perfectly delicious.


Yields about 9
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Recipe Type: Cookies

Difficulty: Easy
Author: Lexi's Clean Kitchen
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Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350º and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Add all ingredients to a bowl. Using a heavy spoon, mix the dough all together until fully combined.
  3. Roll the dough into heaping tablespoon sized balls and place the dough balls on baking sheet at least 2 inches apart. Press a fork into the middle of the dough ball to flatten, and then remove the fork and repeat to make a cross pattern. 
  4. Bake the cookies for 12 minutes, or until set on the edges of the cookie.
  5. Place the baking sheet on a metal cooling rack and let cool for at least 20 minutes. The cookies will be really soft until they cool.
  6. Cookies can be stored at room temperature, covered for 3-5 days.

Recipe Notes

  1. The almond butter can be creamy or natural, no-added sugar, sweetened, crunchy or even homemade! They all work well.
  2. Virtually any nut butter or sun butter will also work here, including peanut butter, cashew butter!
  3. This cookie is on the less sweet side. If you'd like a traditionally sweetened cookie, increase the coconut sugar to 1 cup.

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3-Ingredient Almond Butter Cookies

Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups are like the healthier cousin to the beloved store-bought peanut butter cups. Making them at home is easy, using a handful of wholesome ingredients like almond butter, dark chocolate and maple syrup, these chocolate cups are paleo-friendly and made without any refined sugars.

Almond Butter Cups

If you like peanut butter cups (and who doesn’t?!) you’re going to love these Almond Butter Cups. They’re a healthy version of that beloved classic chocolate treat. These chocolate cups are made with simple ingredients you likely already have on-hand and they’re so easy to make, there is basically no excuse you can’t jump in the kitchen now! Having these healthy treats on hand will surely stop any chocolate craving in its tracks.

Here’s what you need to make them:

What type of almond butter to buy?

We prefer to use a natural style almond butter. When you buy it, it will have a layer of oil on the top. Make sure to stir that in fully before using it in this, or any, recipe. It is more drippy than the creamy version of almond butter, and easier to mix together with the sweetener and extract.

How to Melt Chocolate

Melting chocolate is really the only cooking this recipe requires. We suggest melting chocolate over a double-boiler. Most people don’t have a double boiler at home, so make up your own by placing a heat proof bowl over a simmering pot of water. Just make sure that the bowl is not touching the water. Using this method to melt the chocolate is an easy way to melt it, while making sure you don’t over cook the chocolate.

The microwave is a great way to melt chocolate, but you can easily cook the chocolate for too long in it, causing the chocolate to break. If you do use the microwave make sure to do it in very short bursts, no more than 20 seconds, and whisking in between each time.

How to Eat and Store Almond Butter Cups

These chocolate cups are best eaten when they are slightly warmed at room temperature (so the chocolate isn’t super hard), but they’re best stored in the refrigerator or freezer. 

They’ll keep in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or slightly longer. And in the freezer they’ll keep for up to 3 months. 

I like to store them in the freezer long term, and then grab out when I’m craving a healthy treat. Let it sit on a plate at room temperature for about 15 minutes and then it will be good to go!

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Sea Salted Dark Chocolate Almond Cups





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Author: Lexi
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Ingredients

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl mix almond butter, honey, and vanilla extract, and place bowl in freezer
  • 2. Set out muffin liners (mini, large, or silicone muffin tins)
  • 3. Melt chocolate: in a pot of simmering water, place chocolate into a bowl resting on top, stir until smooth
  • 4. Drop about 1/2 a tablespoon of chocolate in the bottom of your muffin liners
  • 5. Take almond butter mixture out of the freezer and roll into balls
  • 6. Drop an almond butter ball into the center of your chocolate and slightly flatten
  • 7. Cover with remaining chocolate, sprinkle with sea salt, and place in the fridge or freezer until set
  • 8. Store in freezer for up to one week

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    Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups

    Homemade Chocolate Pumpkin Cups are the easiest and most delicious DIY halloween candy to make in the fall. Plus these ones are healthy! Made with a handful of wholesome ingredients like pumpkin puree, chocolate and nut butter, these chocolate cups are paleo-friendly and made without any refined sugars.

     

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    Chocolate Pumpkin Cups

    Time to get in the Halloween spirit with these healthy Chocolate Pumpkin Cups. They taste like an indulgence but are really a well balanced treat that you won’t feel guilty about having! These pumpkin cups are made with a handful of good-for-you ingredients and healthy fats like pumpkin puree, nut butter and coconut oil, and are quite simple to put together. Make a batch now and have healthy “candy” in your freezer for whenever you need a treat.

    placing pumpkin peanut butter mixture into chocolate moldsIngredients Needed for Chocolate Pumpkin Cups

    What Type of Nut Butter to Use

    While we developed this recipe using almond butter, feel free to swap out any nut butter that sounds good to you! Peanut butter and cashew butter would be great choices here as well!

    Nut Free Options

    You can make this nut-free with two options. You could replace the almond butter or peanut butter with sunflower seed butter. Or, you could replace the nut butter all together and stuff these chocolate cups with 1 heaping tablespoon of homemade pumpkin butter.

    pumpkin peanut butter or almond butter

    How to Melt Chocolate

    Melting chocolate is really the only cooking that this recipe requires. We suggest melting chocolate over a double-boiler. Most people don’t have an actual double boiler at home, so make up your own by placing a heat proof bowl over a simmering pot of water. Just make sure that the bowl is not touching the water. Using this method to melt the chocolate is easy and it ensures you don’t over cook the chocolate. Overcooking the chocolate can make it separate, or “break”.

    The microwave is an alternative way to melt chocolate. If you do use the microwave heat the chocolate in very short bursts, no more than 20 seconds, while whisking in between each time.

    Placing chocolate on pumpkin cups

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    Pumpkin Butter Cups


    Yields 12
    Prep Time 15 min
    Cook Time
    Total Time 15 minutes



    Author: Lexi
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    Ingredients

    Directions

    1. Melt chocolate as desired (stovetop or microwave.
    2. Place mini cups on a baking sheet.
    3. In a bowl combine almond butter, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, and honey.
    4. Place 1/2 tablespoon of chocolate into each of the molds.
    5. Drop in 1 teaspoon of almond-pumpkin mixture into the center of the chocolate.
    6. Cover with remaining chocolate. Sprinkle with coarse sea salt.
    7. Place in refrigerator or freezer until cups harden.

    Recipe Notes

    • Store in refrigerator

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    Sea Salt Chocolate Pumpkin Cups

    These Chili Garlic Chicken Satay Skewers are packed with flavor and are so simple to prepare! Serve with a delicious almond butter dipping sauce and you’re in heaven! These make a delicious appetizer or light meal and are gluten-free, Whole30 compliant and Paleo friendly.

    chili lime chicken skewers recipeChili Garlic Chicken Satay Skewers Recipe

    I love Summer entertaining and am always looking for a simple, healthy, and flavorful appetizer to make during summer BBQs. These Chili Garlic Chicken Satay Skewers are loaded with flavor and are great for serving a crowd! They take less than 30 minutes to make and will be a party favorite. They’d also make a nice light summer meal when served with a side such as this Herb and Cucumber Salad or some Cauliflower Rice.
     
    To make this dish quickly marinate the chicken with a garlic and lime sauce, then threaded and cook on a hot grill. Serve with the creamy almond butter dipping sauce! Never heard of satay? It’s a popular Indonesian dish of seasoned, skewered meat serve with a dipping sauce. They are jam-packed with flavor and perfect year round because you can cook them on a grill or a grill pan.

    chicken skewers appetizer on a stickIngredients Needed

    Why do you need to soak the skewers?

    Soaking the skewers in water before you grill prevents them from burning up! If you’ve ever grilled skewers that haven’t been soaked, you’ll know what I mean. Soak them in water for at least 30 minutes before grilling. Alternatively, if you have metal skewers you could use those here too.

    chicken satay skewers on a plate

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    Chili Garlic & Lime Chicken Satay Skewers


    Yield 4
    Prep Time 5 minutes
    Cook Time 15 minutes
    Total Time 20 minutes



    Author: Lexi
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    Ingredients

      Marinade Ingredients

      Other Ingredients

      • 1 lb. organic boneless skinless chicken tenders

      Directions

      1. In a small mixing bowl whisk together marinade ingredients and set aside.
      2.  Slice chicken into strips and skewer onto bamboo skewers.
      3. Brush chicken with marinade. Set aside extra marinade to use for later.
      4. Using a greased grill pan or grill, cook chicken skewers over medium-high heat for 8 minutes each side, or until chicken is fully cooked through and no pink remains.
      5. Brush with leftover marinade and serve!

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