These almond butter cookies are soft and chewy with plenty of chocolate chips! They’re vegan, oil-free, and delicious!

I almost didn’t get a chance to bake these chocolate chip almond butter cookies because the dough was so yummy that I was tempted to just eat the entire bowl raw. That’s the benefit of vegan cookies… no one can yell at you about raw eggs. (Not that we’d listen anyway, right?)

almond butter chocolate chip cookies

The base of these cookies is creamy almond butter. Almond butter texture can vary a lot, so I’d recommend using runny, smooth almond butter. The cookies in the photos were made with Whole Food’s brand creamy almond butter. I like to use the kind that has no added sweetener or oil, but you can use any type you have on hand.

Substitution Ideas

  • You can replace the applesauce with 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • If you don’t have agave, you can use maple syrup or honey, but keep in mind that honey is not technically vegan.
  • I like to use whole wheat pastry flour to make these cookies with whole grains. But you can substitute all-purpose flour, if needed.
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almond butter chocolate chip cookies

Chocolate Chip Almond Butter Cookies

  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 12 mins
  • Total Time: 17 mins
  • Yield: 18 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Dessert
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

These almond butter cookies are soft and chewy with plenty of chocolate chips! They’re vegan, oil free, and delicious!


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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup smooth almond butter
  • 1/2 cup agave (see notes for substitutions)
  • 2 tablespoons applesauce (see notes for substitutions)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour or all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Move your oven rack to the top-middle position.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Combine the almond butter, agave, coconut oil or applesauce, and vanilla until smooth.
  4. Stir in the whole wheat flour, baking soda, and salt.
  5. Add in the chocolate chips. The dough will be a bit sticky.
  6. Drop rounded tablespoons onto a cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for 9-11 minutes until lightly browned on top.

Notes

You can replace the applesauce with 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil

You can replace the agave with maple syrup or honey. (Although honey is not vegan.)

Keywords: almond butter chocolate chip cookies

Each cookie has about 150 calories, 8g of fat and 3g of protein. It’s mostly healthy fats, though!

almond butter chocolate chip cookies

I couldn’t resist eating two of these as soon as they got out of the oven. They were just so soft and chewy. They practically melt in your mouth! You could also add in almond pieces, dark chocolate, or even some walnuts!

What’s your favorite type of cookie?