Flourless Almond Butter Cookies with Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt

Yes you read that title right - no flour. And if that wasn't exciting enough for you they are also gluten free by design, dairy free and sweetened only with just a bit of honey or maple syrup if you prefer. They are utterly delicious and no one would ever guess they are sans anything which, for me, makes them even better!

Use the "dough" as a base for endless flavor combinations. Just swap out the dark chocolate and sea salt with anything you want. But if you are a chocolate chip cookie lover- give these little divine morsels a go. It was honestly love at first bit for everyone. Especially our son!

Flourless Almond Butter Cookies with Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt

  • 1 cup all natural toasted or raw, creamy or chunky unsalted almond butter 
  • 1/3 cup runny honey or pure maple syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp fine sea salt
  • 4 oz dark chocolate bar, coarsely chopped and divided 
  • flakey sea salt (such as Maldon), for sprinkling

Preheat oven to 350 
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a medium bowl, mix the almond butter, honey or maple syrup, egg, vanilla, baking soda and 1/4 tsp fine sea salt until smooth. Fold in 1/3 cup of chocolate chunks. 

Using a tablespoon, drop TB sized balls of dough onto prepared baking sheet and sprinkle a bit of flakey sea salt on top of each cookies. Bake on the middle rack for about 12 minutes or until cookies turn a slight golden brown and get puffy. Cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. 

Store cookies in an airtight container in the fridge. They last a good week though I bet they will be gone before that!