In the world of baking, finding recipes that cater to dietary restrictions without compromising on taste can be a challenge. Enter "Flourless Wonder: Almond Butter Cookies" – a delightful treat that's not only gluten-free but also packed with the rich, nutty flavor of almond butter. These cookies are perfect for those who are avoiding flour or simply looking for a healthier alternative to traditional cookies.
1 cup natural almond butter
1/2 cup sugar (can substitute with coconut sugar for a healthier option)
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
A pinch of salt
Optional: Chocolate chips or chopped nuts for topping
Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Mix the Ingredients:
In a bowl, combine the almond butter, sugar, egg, vanilla extract, baking soda, and salt.
Stir until the mixture is well combined and forms a sticky dough.
Shape the Cookies:
Using a spoon, scoop out small portions of dough and roll them into balls.
Place the balls on the prepared baking sheet, spacing them out.
Flatten each ball slightly with a fork, creating a crisscross pattern.
Add Toppings (Optional):
Press chocolate chips or chopped nuts into the top of each cookie if desired.
Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the edges are lightly browned.
Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack.
Almond butter is an excellent source of healthy fats, protein, and fiber. These cookies are lower in carbohydrates and free from gluten, making them a healthier option compared to traditional cookies. The natural oils in the almond butter give these cookies a moist, tender texture, while providing the benefits of vitamins and minerals.
"Flourless Wonder: Almond Butter Cookies" are a testament to how simple ingredients can create a treat that is both healthful and indulgent. These cookies are perfect for those looking for gluten-free options or anyone wanting to enjoy a delicious, guilt-free snack. Enjoy these cookies with a glass of milk, as a dessert, or as a nutritious snack anytime!