Spiced Almond Butter Cookies

spiced almond butter cookies

I love almond butter. I like it even more than peanut butter most of the time. But I don’t buy it nearly as often because it’s over twice the price. That just isn’t fair, is it? These cookies were worth the splurge.

The nice thing about almond butter is that the flavor is simple and delicious. It’s easy to dress up and make fancier with extracts and spices. These taste incredibly like a gingersnap and have a very similar texture, too. It’s hard to believe the ingredients are so simple and naturally gluten-free. 

spiced almond butter cookies spieces

If you don’t have pumpkin pie spice handy, just use about a teaspoon of cinnamon and 1/2 a teaspoon of nutmeg.

Spiced Almond Butter Cookies

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 12-14 minutes

Ingredients(Makes 12 cookies):

  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 3/4 cup cane sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

spiced almond butter cookies serving


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a bowl, mix together all of the ingredients until it forms a dough.
  3. Line a baking tray with a non-stick surface. Make the dough into 1-inch balls and place them on the tray, flattening them with a fork in a criss-cross pattern.
  4. Bake for 12-14 minutes until the edges begin to brown.
  5. Remove from the oven and let them cool before transferring them to a serving plate.

spiced almond butter cookies yield

I promise you these taste way too good to be made with 4 ingredients.

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5 Responses to Spiced Almond Butter Cookies
  1. Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit
    November 14, 2012 | 10:33 am

    Wow, so simple. I’m with you on your love for almond butter. As much as I love adding it to recipes, I usually end up just eating the whole jar from the end of a spoon before I get to use it for anything…. fail.

  2. luv what you do
    November 14, 2012 | 11:27 pm

    I love baking with almond butter. Awesome idea to add some spice. I might have to whip up a batch of these this weekend!

  3. The Candid RD (Gina)
    November 15, 2012 | 7:52 am

    They look delicious.
    I agree, I love almond butter, but it’s WAY too expensive. The only place that has it at a decent price is TJs, and they have been out lately because of the recall, such a bummer.

  4. dorothy mora
    November 15, 2012 | 11:18 am

    eating almond butter as i type this! am going to vegnize this!!

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