Chocolate Dipped Almond Butter Cookies


I think my Thursdays are cursed.

The past 4 or 5 weeks have been mostly good weather, but each Thursday has been gloomy and rainy and gray.

And because I work from home on Thursdays, I usually have the chance to bake something during my lunch hour.


When it rains, I want one thing: cookies.

And last Thursday, I wanted something quick and easy….and dipped in chocolate.

I also did not remember to let any butter soften on the counter, so I needed to make some cookies without it.


I remembered seeing some recipes for flourless peanut butter cookies and decided to do something like that, but with almond butter.

And they would be dipped in chocolate.

No flour? No problem.


Let’s just say this batch of cookies didn’t last long.


Also…broken cookie pieces in melted chocolate is a perfectly acceptable afternoon snack.


Chocolate Dipped Flourless Almond Butter Cookies

  • 1 cup smooth almond butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder

Chocolate for Dipping:

  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 Tbsp neutral oil like canola or safflower

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In large bowl, blend the almond butter and sugar together.

Add the egg, salt, and baking powder into the almond butter mixture.

Let the dough chill in the refrigerator for 10.

Roll dough into quarter-sized balls and place on baking sheet, 2 inches apart.

Flatten each cookie with your hand and bake 10-12 minutes or until set in the middle and golden on the edges.

Once your cookies have cooled, melt the chocolate and oil together until smooth.

Dip each cookie into chocolate and place on parchment paper to set.

29 Responses to “Chocolate Dipped Almond Butter Cookies”

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    Lauren — March 25, 2011 at 11:00 am

    These look amazing!! I always crave sweets when the weather is bad too. Yesterday, it was miserable and all I wanted was a big chocolate PB egg!

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    The Teenage Taste — March 25, 2011 at 11:15 am

    These look delicious! Almond butter + chocolate is almost as good as peanut butter + chocolate!
    Have a great day Brandi! :-D

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    Sarah R — March 25, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    They look like something you would pick up at a bakery! Love the flavor combo too. Now I just need to get some more almonds so I can make some almond butter.

    Happy Friday!

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    Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} — March 25, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    Wow–these look wonderful! I loved that you used almond butter instead of peanut butter. I gave up all nut butters for lent; I wonder if it would be considered cheating if I had some in cookie form?!

    • admin replied: — March 25th, 2011 at 2:34 pm

      You could also use sunflower seed butter, right? that’s not a nut :)

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    Sarah Jayne — March 25, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    those are the most perfect looking cookies!!! And I am sure they taste great too :)

  6. #
    Shannon — March 25, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    ok, sounds like a perfect way to spend any thursday :) these look amazing… i’ll take the crumbs and chocolate, please!!

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    Lissa — March 25, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    Hey Brandi, these look amazing and my favorite photo is the last one. :)

    • admin replied: — March 25th, 2011 at 2:34 pm

      Thanks :) It’s my favorite, too!

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    Megan — March 25, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    Mmm… these sound amazing! I shouldn’t go looking at cookies on Friday afternoons! Hope you have a good weekend!

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    Faith @ lovelyascharged — March 25, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    Those look fabulous, and I love that there’s no butter!

    Were they more soft/chewy or crunchy?

    • admin replied: — March 25th, 2011 at 5:18 pm

      Soft and chewy! which was perfect with the chocolate dip, but they were really good on their own, too.

  10. #
    Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather — March 25, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    Those look exactly like the pb cookies dipped in chocolate from the bakery I worked at a while back. Yum!

  11. #
    natalie (the sweets life) — March 25, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    I’ve been meaning to pick up some almond butter for another cookie recipe, but now it looks like I’m going to have to make these too :)

  12. #
    Mary @ Bites and Bliss — March 25, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    I love flourless nut butter cookies! Even better if they’re dipped in chocolate, of course. ;)

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    Jessica @ How Sweet — March 26, 2011 at 12:28 am

    I don’t love almond butter but I would love these with peanut butter!

    • admin replied: — March 26th, 2011 at 12:30 am

      They were awesome with almond butter, but I bet they’d be incredible with peanut butter ;)

  14. #
    sarah (sarah learns) — March 26, 2011 at 2:45 am

    cookies make everything better! these look delicious!

  15. #
    Mary — March 26, 2011 at 4:32 am

    I love these cookies and your photo of them is so alluring that my resolve to avoid sweets is faltering. You did a great job with these. I hope you have a great weekend. Blessings…Mary

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    Joanne — March 26, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    Don’t you just hate waiting for butter to soften? I do. It’s such an impediment to my daily life.

    These almond butter cookies look and sound amazing! And chocolate dipped is totally the way to go. I like the way you think.

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    Coco — March 26, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    WOW. These look delicious! I am having a lazy Saturday in my new apartment, so perhaps I need to park my booty in the kitchen and make these!!!

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    Erica — March 26, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    Isn’t working from home the best? LOVE it. These cookies look fantastic. I’ve been on an almond butter chocolate chunk cookie kick for a while now and they are quickly becoming my most favorite cookie. Dunking them in extra chocolate sounds like a brilliant idea. Enjoy your weekend

  19. #
    Evan Thomas — March 27, 2011 at 2:07 am

    I am drooling. I wish I had these to carboload with.

  20. #
    Paige @ Running Around Normal — March 27, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    ok now I’ve made almond butter cookies with chocolate chunks, but dipped in chocolate?! Even better! I can see why they don’t last ;)

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    Jen @ keepitsimplefoods — March 28, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    I’m super jealous of your lunch hour bake breaks! That is fabulous! You know what’s also fabulous? These cookies! I’ve been dreaming of making something similar incorporating nutella. This is a great place to start. Thanks! :)

    • brandi@BranAppetit replied: — March 28th, 2011 at 3:21 pm

      ooh, great idea to use the nutella!

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    marye — March 29, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    These look amazing. I love the combination..and there is something about chocolate dipped cookies that is just decadent. :)


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