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A stack of almond butter sugar cookies along with some cut out Christmas tree cookies on either side of the stack.

Almond Butter Sugar Cookies

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 9 minutes
  • Total Time: 24 minutes
  • Yield: 12 cookies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American


These almond butter sugar cookies are soft, perfectly chewy thanks to the addition of almond butter and just the right amount of sweet.


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup organic white sugar
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 4 tbsp apple sauce
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Set your oven to 350F.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda and salt together and mix well.
  3. Follow by adding in your almond butter, apple sauce, and vanilla and mix well first using a fork and then if needed using your hands until a smooth and lightly sticky dough starts to form.
  4. Place bowl with dough in the fridge and let set for about 15 minutes.
  5. Prepare a lined baking sheet, and with a cookie scoop or spoon portion out dough across your baking sheet making sure to leave enough space in between.
  6. With clean hands, gently press down on each dough ball to slightly flatten it, then place your baking sheet into the oven for 9-11 minutes.
  7. Remove cookies from the oven and allow to slightly cool undisturbed for 5-10 minutes.


To make cookie cutouts

  • If you would like to make cut out cookies using this dough, place a sheet of parchment paper on a flat working surface and flour it.
  • Take your dough from out of the freezer and place on the floured surface. Sprinkle top of dough with flour and  gently press the dough down slightly to flatten.
  • Flour a rolling pin and begin to roll out your dough to about 1/4 inch thickness. Using a floured cookie cutter, cut out shapes as desired, peeling excess dough away and placing cut shapes on a lined baking sheet.
  • Rework and re-flour extra dough as needed until all cookies are cut and ready to bake. Bake for 8-9 minutes. Allow to completely cool before adding any icing or designing. 

Keywords: almond butter, cookies, sugar cookies