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Almond Butter Cookies


  • 2/3 cups unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup pure almond butter
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 and 1/3 cups pastry flour
  • 1/4 kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips optional
  • whole almonds


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cream butter and sugar together until smooth. Beat in almond butter, egg white and vanilla. Beat until light and fluffy.
  • Sift in pastry flour and salt and combine until dough is soft and smooth. Mix in chocolate chips (if you choose to use them).
  • Scoop dough into 1-inch balls and roll between your hands and slightly flatten the ball and place on a parchment-lined cookie sheet or silpat. Press a whole almond into the center of each cookie.
  • Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown around the edges. Transfer cookies to a cooling rack.