Paleo Nutter Butter Cookies
These Paleo Nutter Butter Cookies are a healthy homemade version of the popular store bought cookie. Naturally sweetened and gluten free and dairy free.
I’m back with another copy-cat recipe. I didn’t realize I was on a roll with them until I was editing these pictures and got thinking about the Paleo Brownie Brittle Bark and the Paleo Samoa Cookie Bars. <—- check them out if you haven’t already! These cookies are inspired by the peanut butter cookie with the peanut butter filling. I used almond butter instead, of course, and they came out so good. It’s kind of crazy how much they taste like peanut butter cookies. I do realize it’s a little ironic the my almond butter cookies are shaped like a peanut 😉 You don’t have to make them peanut shape if you don’t want. I’m sure they would work great as circle cookies as well.
These cookies are easy to make. They are mixed in one bowl by hand and while the shaping does take a little time, it is very simple. I found that 1 tablespoon is the perfect size to make the cookies. I got a little carried away on some and they turned out huge!
They are not as sweet as the original, but I don’t think that’s a bad thing. The cookie is crunchy and the filling is smooth and combined they are so delicious!
Using Golden Barrel Coconut Oil keeps them dairy free and using almond flour keeps them gluten free. I was actually super impressed with how crunchy the cookie got because usually paleo cookies tend to be on the soft side. A crunchy cookie is necessary for this recreation and it’s spot on!
If you love the original Nutter Butters than you will love this healthier homemade version! Such a fun treat that the whole family will love!
- 3/4 cup smooth almond butter
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons Golden Barrel Coconut Oil, soft but not melted
- 1/4 teaspoon salt (unless almond butter is salted)
- Once the cookies are cooled, make the filling. In a medium bowl, combine the almond butter, maple syrup, coconut oil, and salt.
- Mix until smooth and spread on half the cookies then top them with the remaining cookies- creating a sandwich.
Could you use peanut butter?
Hi Jami- yes, that will work. Hope you enjoy!
I don’t calculate those. You can use a site like My Fitness Pal if you need to know.
Made these tonight, they are outstanding!! Better than nutter butter cookies!!
Thank you for the great recipe Jessica!!
You’re welcome, Buddy! Thanks for trying them and I’m so glad you like them!
These are delicious! I love them! I made mine round and ate one as a snack. A friend was asking about using Stevia in place of the coconut sugar but I didn’t know if that would change the taste or texture. Can you help with this?
Hi Anne- thank you for trying them! Coconut sugar in very low glycemic so it’s much better for blood sugar than traditional sugar (of course), but even honey or maple syrup. I do understand that some people have to have sugar free though. I’m not familiar with stevia and I don’t think it converts 1:1. I have had good luck with Swerve sweetener which does evenly convert in recipes and I would suggest she tried that. It’s found in the baking aisle and of course on Amazon. Hope that helps!
I would really love to know what is the best way to store these cookies? Freeze them? If I don’t do something with them, I will eat them all myself!!! Yikes!!! Moderation!!! 🙂 Help! LOL
Haha- well it sounds like sharing may be a good option 😉 That’s what I like to always do. I think they would freeze ok, but I haven’t actually tried it. They should stay good in the fridge for around 10 days.
These are absolutely DELICIOUS!! SO SO SO good! Thank you soo much for posting this recipe. I have been searching for a cookie recipe that actually tasted good and satisfied by craving for a regular cookie and these are perfection!
I followed your recipe except I use peanut butter for the filling.
A half recipe yields about 17 cookies.
You’re welcome! I’m glad you tried them and like them 🙂 Thanks for the great feedback!
I can’t have coconut sugar, is there any way I could use honey?
Hi Mae- that won’t work because it would throw off the wet to dry ratio. You could use maple sugar (not syrup) or even organic brown sugar would work. Let me know if you have any more questions. I hope you’re able to try them!
What’s the carb count on these?
Hi Angela- no, I don’t calculate the nutrition facts for my recipes. You can use a site like My Fitness Pal if you want to figure it out. Hope you try them!
Do you have any information on what the calories, carbs, protein, fats and etc. are?
Hi Debbie- I don’t calculate nutritional info, but you can use a site like My Fitness Pal to calculate it if needed. Hope you love them!