Almond Butter Chocolate Cookies

These Almond Butter Chocolate Cookies are the perfect combination of sweet and salty, and with a little chocolate button on top, they are pure cookie heaven! Crunchy on the outside and a little gooey in the middle, these cookies are dreamy and so easy to make. You can have them baked and ready to eat in only 8 minutes.

This almond butter chocolate cookie recipe is so good, that you and your tribe will be coming back for more and more. I bet no one would believe these contain no refined sugar, flour, dairy or eggs and are 100% plant-based! These cookies are so soft and chewy because I use almond butter.

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Almond Butter Chocolate Cookies

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Course Baking, Lunch Boxes & Picnics, Snacks & Treats
Servings 8 cookies
Suitable for Special Diet (or adaptable) Dairy-free, Egg-free, Gluten-free, Grain-free, Low-sugar, Sensory, Vegan, Vegetarian


Topping (optional)


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C fan and line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the almond butter, maple syrup and vanilla extract until smooth. Add the ground almonds, cocoa powder and salt, and mix together.
  • Divide the dough into 8 pieces, rolling each piece into a ball. Place onto the baking tray and squish down with a fork to flatten. Top with either a chocolate button, a square of chocolate and/or a sprinkle of flaky sea salt.
  • Bake for 8-12 minutes (depending on the heat of your oven), and cool before serving.


  • Nut-free – swap the almond butter for light tahini (sesame paste) or sunflower butter.
  • These cookies will keep for up to 5 days in an airtight container.
  • They can also be made ahead and frozen; leave to defrost for 15 minutes before eating.
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  1. Hi, if I use cacao instead of cocoa, would I need to tweak other ingredients – is cacao significantly more bitter than cocoa or the amounts could just be a direct switch and keep everything else the same? Thanks!

  2. These are WONDERFUL!! So quick and easy to make, delicious, and so nutritious – even my super fussy eater likes them! Brilliant protein snack for the whole family 🙂

  3. 5 stars
    Made these tonight, they are AMAZING. So simple and so quick, and such a good alternative to the UPF biscuits that the supermarkets are full of. Will definitely be making these again very soon!