A few weeks ago I felt the urge to make a batch of almond butter cookies, something I’d never made before, since I had a huge double-sized jar of expired almond butter that I had gotten at Costco a little while back. Natural nut butters don’t really expire that quickly and they’re usually okay, just a little hard to stir to get the oil blended in well. Plus there was no way I could waste all of that goodness… that stuff’s not cheap! So I took a chance and found a really simple, easy recipe online and they turned out fantastic! A little dry and flakey, but full of almond-buttery goodness. Only 6 ingredients! (I added some spices in there for an extra kick.) Oh yeah, they’re vegan and pretty healthy, too!
Lightly grease a baking sheet (or use a nonstick one).
Mix together almond butter and oil; beat until smooth.
Mix in maple syrup and vanilla extract.
Stir together flour, salt, and spices, if using.
Add to almond butter mixture and mix until just combined.
Cover and refrigerate for 10 minutes.
Roll dough into 3/4-inch balls.
Place on baking sheet and flatten with a fork.
Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes, until bottoms are lightly browned.
Cool a couple of minutes on the baking sheet, then transfer to a cooling rack.
Variation: try with other nut butters.