Almond butter cookies

I’m calling these cookies ‘Almond Butter Nap Cookies’ because I was hungry today during one of Weston’s naps and whipped these up. I have a super simple gluten free peanut butter cookie recipe that I love, but peanut butter is not a Paleo ingredient. So I wondered if I’d have the same great results with almond butter. I made a few tweaks on the fly, and voila a delicious afternoon snack that can be made while the littles nap.

Almond Butter Nap Cookies
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 12
  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 1 cup coconut sugar, plus a little extra for dusting
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsps honey
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix together almond butter, egg, coconut sugar, vanilla extract and honey in a large bowl. (I always mix with a wooden spoon, but you can use an electric stand or hand mixer if you so choose.)
  3. Spray hands with coconut oil spray. Roll 1 heaping tbsp. of dough in hands to form a ball. Place on lined or greased cookie sheet. (This is a pretty sticky dough.)
  4. Flatten cookies with the back of a fork and sprinkle with coconut sugar.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-18 minutes depending on your oven. (These took a little bit longer to cook in my oven than the traditional peanut butter variety. I cooked them for about 17 minutes and they were perfectly crispy around the edges and soft in the center.)
  6. Try to let them cool. I was not successful in this mission and ate one piping hot.


Meghan Lewis
Meghan Lewis is a Southern girl at heart that is paving her way through the Paleo lifestyle, a soon-to-be-mama to a sweet baby boy, wife to her CrossFitting husband and mama to the most handsome 4-legged yellow lab you will ever meet. She loves experimenting in the kitchen and is excited to bring you a taste of what she’s whipping up. Follow along on Instagram (@hudsonandlewis) as she dives into motherhood feet first.