This a recipe for those who cannot eat peanut butter like myself, but want a cookie that is similar.

mseve

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
2 dozen
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Beat shortening, almond butter, brown sugar, and white sugar in a bowl until smooth. Combine hot water, baking soda, and salt together in another bowl; stir into almond butter mixture until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla extract; beat until blended. Gradually stir in flour until dough is just blended.

  • Roll the dough into walnut-sized balls and place 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Press and flatten balls with a fork to create a crosshatch pattern.

  • Bake in preheated oven until golden brown, 8 to 12 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

262 calories; protein 3.5g 7% DV; carbohydrates 29.5g 10% DV; fat 15.2g 23% DV; cholesterol 15.5mg 5% DV; sodium 156.5mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (24)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2013
These are delicious! Instead of using shortening or butter I used coconut oil. I used the same ratio and probably could have used 3/4 of a cup instead of a cup. I also used organic cane sugar. I think the key here is to use almond butter you grind yourself at the store. Over all a great recipe and awesome smells!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/22/2015
Not he tastes cookies I ever made out of the 75 dozen I made theses I didn't like...sorry Read More
26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2013
These are delicious! Instead of using shortening or butter I used coconut oil. I used the same ratio and probably could have used 3/4 of a cup instead of a cup. I also used organic cane sugar. I think the key here is to use almond butter you grind yourself at the store. Over all a great recipe and awesome smells!! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2013
My whole family LOVED these cookies. So flavorful and delicious. The only thing I changed what the time in the oven. It says 8 minutes but mine came out crispy but not burnt. I cooked the rest of my batches for 6 minutes and then took them out of the oven and sat them on the top of the oven for an additional 4 minutes. This recipe made 60 cookies for me. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/15/2015
These were the best nut butter cookies I have ever eaten. I did change the recipe a little but used the same measurements. I used 1/2 brown and 1/2 white all purpose flour. Instead of white sugar I used Stevia in the Raw baking sweetener measured true to sugar. Instead of shortening I used real butter. Instead of a Hersheys Kiss I used a chunk of a Snickers bar. These were flaky and delicious. Will use this recipe again and again and again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2013
This is a winner of a cookie! Has a lighter flavor than a traditional peanut butter cookie. A little gooey to work with but worth the effort. Original recipe says '24 servings'....but I made 48 huge cookies. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2016
Delicious! I used crunchy almond butter from Trader Joe's (No one was eating it as is so making cookies with it was ideal.) I used a tad less sugar and topped each cookie with mini chocolate chips and baked them for 12 minutes. They came out lightly crunchy on the outside and soft inside. Overall a little on the dry side but still good. The family liked them a lot. This batch made about 40 average-size cookies. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/12/2014
My Son needed to take almond butter and coconut oil to his culinary class for an assignment. Well he brought home leftovers so decided to make almond cookies with the almond butter. Well was surprised to see other reviewers used coconut oil. Win win. I don't use shortening so didn't have it in the house anyway. I thought they were ok but thats just because it's not my favorite kind of cookie. My Son liked them so thanks for a recipe where i was able to use items i don't usually have on hand. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2015
I had butter almond that no one wants to eat and been just sitting in the fridge I decided to give this recipe a try. instead of shortening I used butter and decorated it with Hershey kisses. They came out beautiful and tasting awesome. The whole family love them. Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/16/2014
shortening or white sugar so I subbed 3/4 cup coconut oil and used only 1 cup of dark brown sugar for sweetening. That was plenty sweet for us! Don't understand any reason for hot water just mixed the baking soda with the vanilla extract and beaten eggs. I did not add salt baking soda has plenty. I used the raw unsalted Trader Joes chunky almond butter...next time I will use my own. I had a jar that I had wanted to try of this thinking if it was good it would save me some time from making my own. Bleh. As usual quality ingredients are the key to anything delish. Used my own vanilla extract too with the caviar. There it all is mixing up in the KitchenAid I added 1 cup of flour then 1/4 cup increments - only used 2 cups of flour but remember I didn't use the hot water my almond butter was very chunky and dryish and I use unbleached bread flour so there are many reasons why I did not dump 2-1/2 cups in just being careful! This dough was extremely easy to roll into 50 balls which I then chilled. Very pretty too! Pressed a roasted almond in the top dusted with raw sugar baked for 6 minutes in 350 oven. These are light...not the strongly flavored peanut butter cookies from the old days. Next time I will stick a mini Reeses PB cup in the tops! Very nice base recipe thanks so much! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/14/2018
I found it made a lot more than 4 dozen and that was despite munching on the dough as we went. It had an enormous yield which was awesome. The recommendation to space them 2 inches apart was excessive and not necessary. We found half an inch to an inch was perfectly acceptable and that helped us fit all those tons of cookies onto just a few trays. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
12/22/2015
Not he tastes cookies I ever made out of the 75 dozen I made theses I didn't like...sorry Read More