Almond Flour Butter Cookies

These Almond Flour Butter Cookies are made with just five simple ingredients and are so easy to make! The gluten-free recipe makes one dozen cookies – the perfect addition to your holiday cookie trays!

Originally published 11/18. Updated 11/22.

Hi friends!

I just couldn’t wait any longer to share these almond flour cookies recipe with you. These are egg-free, gluten-free Almond Flour Butter Cookies! Aren’t they just so festive for the holidays? These cookies would be the perfect addition to your holiday cookie trays this season.

They’re so easy to make, require just 5 ingredients….plus some chocolate and sprinkles to make them festive if you want to…and the recipe makes only a dozen, so you can make a batch and still have room to whip up all your other holiday favorites as well.

If you need more ideas for homemade holiday treats to give as gifts, check out this post:

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Almond Flour Cookies

This post was originally sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill. I love their Superfine Almond Flour because it is perfect for low-carb baking, which is helpful for my husband who has Type 1 diabetes. These almond flour cookies took a few tests but they turned out great!

Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you’re looking for a more traditional chocolate chip cookie recipe made with almond flour, this probably isn’t the one for you. These cookies are very tender and trying to mix in chocolate chip cookies might cause them to fall apart.

But you can still get your chocolate fix by melting some chocolate chips and drizzling them on top or even dipping the cookies into the melted chocolate! My go-to chocolate chip cookie that uses almond flour are these Chewy Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Looking for another recipe for almond flour cookies? Try these:

  • Almond Flour Cookies via Well Plated
  • Almond Flour Cookies with Chocolate Chips via Eating Bird Food

And these cookies don’t have to be exclusive to the holidays! You can enjoy them year-round with a chocolate drizzle or just plain!

This recipe calls for softened butter and I’ve found in my testing that whatever your definition of softened is will impact how much these cookies spread so yours might come out the same size as mine or a little smaller.

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Almond Flour Butter Cookies

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These Almond Flour Butter Cookies are made with just five simple ingredients and are so easy to make! The gluten-free recipe makes one dozen cookies – the perfect addition to your holiday cookie trays!

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Yield: one dozen cookies 1x



  • 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter, softened to room temp
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Bob’s Red Mill Superfine Almond Flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • optional: chocolate chips and sprinkles for decorating


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat softened butter, brown sugar and vanilla using an electric mixer for one minute.
  3. Add almond flour, baking powder and salt and mix just until a crumbly dough forms.
  4. Press dough firmly into a Tablespoon and place onto a baking tray.
  5. Flatten each cookie using the tines of a fork to make a criss-cross pattern.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees F for 9-10 minutes. Let sit for at least 10 minutes on baking tray before transferring to a cooling rack. These cookies are fragile.
  7. Let cool completely, then drizzle with melted chocolate chips and sprinkles if desired.


How soft your butter is will impact how much your cookies spread out. I’ve found it works best to let the butter come to soft at room temperature on it’s own versus microwaving to soften.

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See what I mean? So so easy and delicious.

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Be sure to let me know if you try these! I’d love to hear what you think!!



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