How to Make...

Paleo Spiced Almond Butter Cookies

Quick and easy Paleo Spiced Almond Butter Cookies. Just four main ingredients plus your spices to make these chewy, flavorful cookies! And no flour involved.

  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 7 min
  • Total Time: 17 minutes
  • Yield: 18 1x
  • Scale:


spiced sugar coating:

  • 2 TBS turbinado sugar (regular cane sugar, or coconut sugar also works)
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/8 cardamom


  1. In a medium-large bowl use sturdy whisk to combine almond butter, coconut sugar, spices, baking soda, egg, molasses and vanilla.
  2. Once ingredients are well combined–dough will be thick and sticky- use spatula to scrape down sides of bowl and form dough into large ball. Cover dough with plastic wrap and pop bowl into freezer for 15 minutes to chill.
  3. Preheat oven to 350F and line a large light colored baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
  4. Make spiced sugar coating: in a small bowl combine sugar and spices. Set aside.
  5. Remove bowl from freezer once dough has chilled. Scoop a slightly rounded tablespoon ( or 1/2 tablespoon) of dough and roll into ball between the palms of your hands, then roll into spiced sugar to coat. Place on baking sheet, repeat the rolling/coating process, leaving about 3 inches apart (cookies will spread).
  6. Bake cookies for 6-9 minutes, watching closely. Make sure your oven rack is set in the middle so bottoms don’t burn. My cookies were done at about 7 minutes. 9 minutes will likely result in a crispier cookie. If making smaller cookies, watch cookies after 6 minutes. Cookies will look soft when taking out of oven but will set upon cooling. Transfer cookies to wire rack after 1 minute to cool completely.
  7. ENJOY!

Recipes Notes:

Store cookies in container or jar at room temperature, best enjoyed within 5-6 days.

— Nutrition approximate, based on 18 cookies.

Nutrition Information:

  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 98
  • Sugar: 8
  • Sodium: 74
  • Fat: 6
  • Saturated Fat: 1
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 10
  • Fiber: 1
  • Protein: 3
  • Cholesterol: 10mg