Peanut Butter Cookies with Almond Flour

These Peanut Butter Cookies with Almond flour are a classic dessert reinvented so that it’s better than the real thing.

Peanut Butter Cookies with Almond Flour

With almond flour instead of the usual wheat flour, my peanut butter cookies are as healthy and low carb as it gets.

Fans tell me it’s their go-to cookie recipe, and I can’t argue with that because we love them too!

Peanut Butter Cookies Healthy

Peanut Butter Cookies that are healthy? Yes, please!

With only one-quarter cup of sweetener in the entire recipe, you can feel great about serving these to your little ones.

SunbutterPeanut Butter Allergies

If you have a peanut butter allergy, make these peanut butter cookies with Sunbutter instead of the peanut butter called for in the recipe below. It’s a one-to-one swap.

The Best Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

These cookies are healthy, low carb, and versatile, making this the best peanut butter cookies recipe –try it, and you’ll see!

Peanut Butter Cookies with Almond Flour

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Servings 12 cookies


  • In a small bowl combine almond flour, salt, and baking soda
  • In a medium bowl mix peanut butter, agave, shortening, and vanilla with a hand blender
  • Blend dry ingredients into wet until combined
  • Scoop dough 1 tablespoon at a time onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet
  • Use a fork to flatten in a criss-cross pattern
  • Bake at 350°F for 6-12 minutes until golden around the edges
  • Serve
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 6 mins
Total Time 16 mins
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Peanut Butter Cookies Simple

Looking for peanut butter cookies that are simple to throw together? This seven ingredient recipe couldn’t be easier.

Peanut Butter Cookies Vegan

These Peanut Butter Cookies with Almond Flour are vegan if you use agave instead of honey.

Remember, honey comes from bees, so it is not a vegan food.


Peanut Butter Cookies Homemade

Is there anything better than peanut butter cookies homemade? I don’t think so.

If you’re feeling fancy, after the cookies cool, melt some dark chocolate and dip each cookie into it so that they’re chocolate-coated peanut butter cookies.

These would make amazing Hanukkah and Christmas gifts.

For more fantastic homemade holiday gifts, check out the following:

Recipe for Ice Cream Sandwich

We love stuffing these Peanut Butter Cookies with my Vegan Vanilla Ice Cream and rolling them in chocolate sprinkles or mini chocolate chips to make a healthy recipe for ice cream sandwiches.

Peanut Butter Cookies Soft

My Peanut Butter Cookies with Almond Flour are nice and crisp around the edges and deliciously soft on the inside.

Peanut Butter Cookies 5 Ingredients

Ok, now for a question. Are these peanut butter cookies 5 ingredients?

When you count the ingredients in a recipe, do you include the salt and baking soda? Leave a comment and let me know!

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I have dozens and dozens of cookie recipes that are gluten free for you.

Check them all out on my Cookies Page.

Cookie Recipes Almond Flour

Here are some of my other easy vegan cookie dough recipes for you!

Bake the dough into cookies, or roll it and dip in dark chocolate to make cookie balls. The sky’s the limit!

Lastly, all of the recipes below other than the Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies (which are nut free) are cookie recipes with almond flour.

And each of these cookie recipes is low-sugar and entirely free from refined sugar sweeteners.

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My Snickerdoodles cookie recipe is made with an almond flour base that’s dipped in cinnamon and coconut sugar.

This egg free, dairy free cookie recipe is delicious for cookie monsters young and old!

Paleo Pumpkin Spice Cookies Recipe

Cookie Recipes Pumpkin Chocolate Chip

My recipe for almond flour is made with a base of coconut flour, arrowroot, and pumpkin pureé that’s spiked with deliciously warming pumpkin pie spice.

It’s a nut free, egg free cookie that’s perfect for the holidays, but so good we make it all year round!

Raspberry Thumbprint CookiesThumbprint Cookies Raspberry

Your friends and family will never know the difference with these amazing Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies.

Although they’re a cookie that’s gluten free and low carb, they taste just like the real thing.

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies Healthy

My Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies are made with five ingredients, not including the salt and baking soda.

All you need to throw them together is almond flour, butter, maple syrup, vanilla, and chocolate chips.

They’re a total crowd-pleaser, perfect for everything from holiday parties to summer potlucks.

I used to make these Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies for my son and his teammates when I coached his baseball team in third grade.

He’s now finished with college and in grad school, if you can believe that!

Cookie Recipes Healthy

If you’re looking for cookie recipes that are healthy, the above treats are for you.

What’s your favorite? Or, is there something you’re looking for that’s not here? Leave a comment and let me know!

This Peanut Butter Cookies with Almond Flour recipe is an oldie but goodie from the archives. I first shared it in 2011.

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166 responses to “Peanut Butter Cookies with Almond Flour”

  1. This is my all-time favorite. Simple ingredients, always a hit whether at home, on the trail, in a school lunch, or at a potluck (when we can go to them again).
    I’ve been making these since the recipe came out. Wow, that’s 10 years.
    Thanks so much

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