Grain-Free Almond Butter Cookies

on December 18 | in Recipes | by | with 21 Comments

Gluten-Free Almond Butter Cookies

Note From Mommypotamus: I’m taking a little time off to snuggle my new baby boy, but I’ve got some fantastic guest posts to share with you while I’m away. Today’s post comes from Margaret Floyd and Chef James Barry of Eat Naked Now. Margaret is a GAPs practitioner and nutritionist, and her husband Chef James is the founder of a real food delivery service Los Angeles and executive chef at Life Fire Foods.

Together they have co-authored the popular gluten-free cookbook, The Naked Foods Cookbook. Thank you, Margaret and James!

Grain-free almond butter cookies

They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Being both female and in the food field, I thought I was impervious to such clichés. And then I met my husband: a natural foods chef who pulled out all the stops and wooed me with cookies. Grain-free cookies, to be specific.

Here’s our latest favorite recipe: almond butter cookies. They’re a grain-free take on peanut butter cookies without the peanuts. Easy, yummy, and not overly sweet. And they’re so tasty you’ll never know they’re grain-free.

But be careful who you make them for. You just might end up marrying them…


Yield: approximately 28 tablespoon-sized cookies


  • bowl
  • whisk
  • cookie sheet (Mommypotamus note: I like the 21in x 15 in stainless steel one on this page)


Preheat oven to 350° F.

Combine coconut oil, sugar and almond butter in a bowl, blending well with a whisk or spatula. Whisk in egg, vanilla extract and salt. Mix until smooth. Add the almond and coconut flours to the mixture, and incorporate well. The dough should be somewhat firm.

Using a tablespoon, scoop the dough onto a greased cookie sheet, shaping it into round balls with your hands. Using the back of a fork, press down on the balls in a cross-hatch pattern. We like to do about 2 to 3 presses horizontally and then 2 to 3 presses vertically. The pattern will go across the whole cookie, somewhat flattening it. These cookies won’t expand so feel free to get as many on the sheet as you can without them touching.

Bake cookies at 350° for 12 minutes. Remove from oven, and let sit for a few minutes to cool slightly. Use a spatula to place them gently on a cooling rack. Be aware: when they’re still warm, these cookies will break easily. But once they’ve cooled, they will be solid… and delicious either way!

About The Authors

MF-JB headshotMargaret Floyd and Chef James Barry are a dynamic partnership in both business and life. Margaret is a nutritionist, certified GAPS practitioner, and author of Eat Naked: Unpolluted, Unprocessed, and Undressed Eating for a Healthier and Sexier You.

Chef James is a private chef, founder of the healthy meal delivery service Wholesome2Go, and consulting executive chef for Life Fire Foods. Margaret and Chef James co-authored the popular gluten-free cookbook The Naked Foods Cookbook, and enjoy teaching and writing about living the real foods lifestyle at

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21 Responses to Grain-Free Almond Butter Cookies

  1. Kelly Savage says:

    Oldest daughter made a similar version of these from Food Network over the past week – 1 c peanut butter, 1 c sugar (we just used organic cane since we were taking them to the masses), 1 egg, 1 t vanilla and sea salt to sprinkle. Super easy and a huge success! I look forward to trying this version as a healthier alternative :).

  2. Marianne Just-Meyer via FB says:

    Thanks, just what I was looking for :)!

  3. Pam Buswell Chamberland via FB says:

    Will try these. I did the almond berry triangle scones you posted 2 days ago. Very good. Love your grain free recipes almost as much as I love you dear mommypotamus :)

  4. Justine Smith via FB says:


  5. kristie says:

    Would this work with honey as a sweetener?

  6. Debi Sorrento Bryk via FB says:

    Could I sub raw honey for the coconut sugar?

  7. I’m not sure, Debi. If you try it please let us know how it works out!

  8. Marianne Just-Meyer via FB says:

    I made them last night: they are great! Added a couple of drops of Orange Essential Oil. Thanks a lot! :)

  9. Cin says:

    I am not sure what I did wrong. I followed the recipe to a tee. The dough was crumbly. After the cookies baked, they were crumbly. I know that some cookies age better than others. I certainly hope this is the case with these. They are so dry right now that only a glass of milk would help and I am allergic to dairy. Did you try cutting the coconut flour to 1/4 cup? Any insight would help because the flavor is good.

  10. Felecia Cheri via FB says:

    Sounds good Charity Bee

  11. Charity Bee via FB says:

    Indeed it does… Thanks sis Felecia Cheri..Gonna try

  12. Michele says:

    I will have to share this page with my family members since several of us (including myself) are either Gluten Intolerant or have Celiacs Disease. Thank you! (Will be posting on my Facebook acct at

  13. avining says:

    What could I do as an egg substitute?

  14. My kids will love to eat those cookies, thanks for this yummy recipe :)

  15. Lisa says:

    These look fabulous! I’m always on the lookout for healthier and lightly sweetened cookies. These look to be just my style. Thanks! I will definitely be trying these soon.

  16. Jessica says:

    came looking for a good gluten free sweet treat…knew you would have one!
    Thanks for Sharing…these look yummy!
    Jessica from

  17. Mary Leary says:

    Shared this on Pinterest as part of the entry for the dehydrator giveaway. These look dy-no-mite!!!!!!!!

  18. Becky says:

    I pinned these for the dehydrator give-a-way too. They sound yummy! I had trouble entering the URL from pinning the dehydrator, lol- but I pinned it 3 times! Woo-hoo…sharing is caring…lol Some how my fb account goes to my daughters Pinterest account, it’s crazy & other times it works. (she uses my iPad when she visits) So I just did it through my Pinterest app. They’ve changed the darn app again too, I couldn’t even find the ‘show me my pin’ to get the URL. Oh well! It’s my birthday so here’s hoping!

  19. amy mcdurham says:

    I pinned this for the dehydrator give away. My daughter loves cookies and I am always on the look out for cookies that aren’t full of junk. These look yummy!

  20. Carla says:

    Any chance someone took the time to figure out the Carbs on these? Starting MAD Diet with my 4yr old & need to figure carbs for everything?

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