Flourless Almond Butter Cookies: Gluten-Free!
(Pictured using crunchy almond butter; I think I preferred the smooth almond butter version.)Gluten-free and (warning!) highly addictive.
- 1 cup natural almond butter (or peanut butter or a combination of both)
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 350 F. Combine all ingredients in a deep mixing bowl and stir VERY WELL using a wooden spoon. Using your hands, roll cookie dough into 1-1/4 inch balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheet 2 inches apart. Press down slightly using the back of a fork. Bake for 12 minutes. Cookies might look underbaked but that’s okay.
Cool on cookie sheet for 10 minutes. Do not try to remove them as they are very soft at this point. Carefully transfer cookies to a cooling rack to cool completely.
Enjoy! Makes 18 cookies
Per cookie: 128 calories, 7.9 g fat (0.5 g saturated fat), 4 g protein, 12 g carbohydrate (9 g sugar), 1.5 g fibre, 12 mg cholesterol, 53 mg sodium
*Yes, these are high in fat, but eating one of these cookies is basically like eating a big spoonful of almond butter, which contains good fats plus some protein. I tried making these cookies with coconut sugar (has minerals! lower glycemic!). They tasted great but were extremely chewy so I would not recommend this variation for those with dentures. Seriously!