Super-soft, super-simple, flourless almond butter cookies, bursting with m&m’s!
Is Halloween seriously just one week away??
Where on earth has the time gone?
As we’re all prepping for that Halloween candy overload coming up in just a few short days, I’ve got an awesome recipe to share with you that can help lighten that load maybe a little!
By far, my favorite candy in the entire world has got to be M&M’s. And do you know when those tiny bites of candy-coated chocolate taste even more delicious than just straight out of the bag?
When they’re inside a cookie, of course!
And not only are these incredibly delicious Almond Butter M&M’s Cookies bursting with colorful candies, they’re also completely flourless!
When I took gluten completely out of my diet 4 or so years ago, I found that one of the easiest ways to cook and eat yummy food, was just to make things that naturally were gluten free. It’s a challenge to navigate the world of grain-free flours and gf packaged foods (so many of them taste just plain weird!!)…so I spent a lot of months simply eating things made from meats, vegetables, fruits, nut-butters, and eggs because I knew those things were safe and would always taste delicious. Focusing and getting creative with the things that I could eat, instead of continuously complaining about the things I couldn’t eat anymore, made life a lot more enjoyable and positive and doable. And one of the first things I discovered after I made that switch in my eating, was that nut butters could take the place of flour in many baked goods!
The type of cookies you’ll most regularly find in my cookie tin at home, are almond butter cookies! They’re made of ingredients that are naturally gluten free. You don’t have to worry about a mess of flour all over the kitchen, or cross your fingers and hope that that expensive grain-free flour blend you’re experimenting with won’t produce cookies as hard as bricks. Also, they’re just about the easiest type of cookie to make: You don’t have to chill the dough, you don’t have to use an electric mixer, and you don’t have to worry about washing a bunch of bowls!
But, even more important than all those things, almond butter cookies are my favorite type of cookies because they taste incredible! Which, really now, is the most important thing when we’re talkin cookies, right? 😉
I’ve made so many different varieties of nut butter cookies over the years (many which have yet to show up on Sunny Side Ups!), but today we’ve paired your leftover Halloween M&M’s with this classic almond butter cookie recipe! (But let’s be honest, these can totally happen any time of year too! M&M’s are definitely an all-year round thing, right?).
These cookies are incredibly soft, they’re salty and sweet, and they’re stuffed with all those yummy M&M’s! A classic cookie that the entire family will love!
- 1 Large Egg
- 1 Cup Creamy Salted Almond Butter
- ½ cup Dark Brown Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- ½ teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- ¾ cup M&M’s
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk the Egg.
- Add in Almond Butter, Brown Sugar, Baking Soda, Salt, and Vanilla. With a strong spoon and a strong arm, stir together ingredients well.
- Fold in M&M’s.
- Using a spoon and your hands, roll dough into balls and place onto prepared baking sheet. Because of the natural oil from the almond butter in the cookies, they may be a bit crumbly, but your hands should still be able to sculpt the dough into a ball shape.
- Using a paper towel held in your hand, slightly flatten each cookie, as they do not spread much during baking.
- Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes. Cookies may look slightly underbaked, and this is ok. Allow cookies to cool on the pan for 10 minutes before carefully transferring to a wire rack (cookies may be fragile!) to cool completely.
- Store cookies in a tightly sealed container at room temperature or in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
- Makes 12 cookies.
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