Mouthwatering Almond Butterscotch Cookies Recipe

Welcome to my kitchen, where I am eager to share with you one of my all-time favorite cookie recipes: Almond Butterscotch Cookies! Not only are they bursting with flavor and texture, they are also incredibly simple and easy to make. These cookies are the perfect treat for anyone with a sweet tooth, whether you follow a gluten-free diet or not.

Are you ready to embrace the chewy-crispy completely deliciousness of almond butterscotch cookies? First, let me tell why this recipe is so special.

As a nutritionist and food blogger, I believe that healthy eating should never mean sacrificing taste or satisfaction. With that in mind, I designed these cookies to include some healthier ingredients that still deliver fantastic flavor. Instead of traditional wheat flour, these cookies use almond flour and oats for a gluten-free option that’s higher in protein and fiber.

But don’t worry – these cookies still taste just as indulgent and rich as any other cookie out there! The combination of almond flour, brown sugar, butter, butterscotch chips, and a hint of vanilla is simply irresistible. Plus, this recipe also allows for flexibility in substitutions and variations – which we’ll dive into more later on.

Whether you’re looking to satisfy your sweet tooth or impress your guests with a delicious dessert, these almond butterscotch cookies are exactly what you’ve been craving. So preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C), grab your ingredients and let’s get baking!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Almond Butterscotch Cookies (Gluten Free)
Almond Butterscotch Cookies (Gluten Free)

Are you craving a delicious gluten-free cookie recipe that is also dairy-free? Look no further than these delectable almond butterscotch cookies!

Not only are they easy to make with simple ingredients, but they also have a chewy, crispy texture that is completely satisfying. These cookies are perfect for those with gluten allergies or those who are health-conscious and love clean eating.

The combination of almond flour, brown sugar, and almond butter results in a nutty flavor that is perfectly complemented by the butterscotch chips. Plus, with just the right amount of sweetness, these cookies can satisfy any sweet tooth without being overly sugary.

If you are thinking of trying out gluten-free baking for the first time, or if you’re already a fan of this type of cooking and just need some new ideas- look no further than these delicious cookies. They have all the taste and texture you could want from a cookie, but without any gluten or dairy to worry about.

So go ahead and whip up a batch of these almond butterscotch cookies today! You won’t be disappointed with their amazing flavor and satisfying texture. Trust me- once you try them, they will become your new favorite cookie recipe!

Ingredient List

 These cookies are a sweet treat without the gluten!
These cookies are a sweet treat without the gluten!

Let’s take a look at the list of ingredients that will make these almond butterscotch cookies absolutely irresistible. You’ll need:

  • Almond flour: provides a beautiful nutty flavor and also makes it gluten-free.
  • Brown sugar and granulated sugar: to add sweetness, stickiness, and a caramel-like flavor to these cookies.
  • Butter: use unsalted butter softened at room temperature, making it easier to cream with the brown sugar.
  • Egg: helps bind the dough together and provides moisture for the cookies.
  • __Baking soda, baking powder, and salt___: required in small portions but are essential for providing lift and structure for the final product.
  • Butterscotch chips: responsible for giving the cookies an unforgettable taste of butterscotch.
  • Optional add-ins: You can also jazz up these almond butterscotch cookies with other add-ins like dark chocolate chips or oatmeal if you’re looking for chewy, crispy, completely delicious oatmeal scotchies!

Ingredient List:
– 2 cups almond flour
– 1 cup brown sugar
– ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
– 1 egg
– 1 tsp vanilla extract
– 1/4 tsp baking soda
– 1/4 tsp baking powder
– 1/2 tsp salt
– 3/4 cup butterscotch chips

The Recipe How-To

 Warm, gooey and perfect for sharing with loved ones.
Warm, gooey and perfect for sharing with loved ones.

Now that we have gone through the different ingredients, it’s time to start baking these Almond Butterscotch Cookies! As you will soon notice, this recipe is fairly easy to follow and doesn’t require complicated procedures. However, focus is necessary since some of the ingredients need to be mixed separately before adding them to the dough in the final step.

Here’s what you will need to do:

Step 1: Preheat the Oven

Preheat your oven to 350°F/180°C.

Step 2: Mix The Dry Ingredients

In a large bowl, mix 2 cups of almond flour and 1 cup of gluten-free oatmeal flour.

Step 3: Combine The Wet Ingredients

In another bowl cream together 1/2 a cup of unsalted butter, 3/4 cups of dark brown sugar, and 1/4 cup of granulated sugar using a mixer on medium speed until it becomes a light mixture. Mix in 1 egg, and then slowly pour in 1/2 cup of smooth almond butter while stirring continuously.

Step 4: Mix Wet and Dry Ingredients

Add your dry ingredients into the wet ingredients bowl gradually, stirring it regularly using a spatula.

Step 5: Add The Butterscotch Chips

Once combined, add in the butterscotch chips (approximately 1 1/4 cups) into the dough.

Step 6: Divide Into Your Cookie Dough Balls

Form little balls from the cookie dough until you get around 24 cookie dough balls.

Step 7: Bake the Dough Balls

Place your cookie dough balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for around 12-14 minutes, depending on how chewy or crispy you like your cookies.

Congratulations! You have now made your own delicious, healthy and gluten-free almond butterscotch cookies. Be sure to let them cool before serving. Enjoy!

Substitutions and Variations

 Almond butter gives these cookies a nutty richness.
Almond butter gives these cookies a nutty richness.

As a nutritionist and food blogger, I understand that people have different dietary restrictions or preferences. Hence, I recommend some substitutions and variations for this almond butterscotch cookies recipe to fit your needs.

– Instead of almond flour, you may use any other nut flour such as hazelnut, cashew or macadamia. However, keep in mind that the taste and texture may vary.

– If you don’t have brown sugar on hand, you can substitute it with coconut sugar or honey for a healthier option.

– For vegan and dairy-free options, replace the unsalted butter with vegan butter or coconut oil. You may also use flax eggs (1 tbsp. flaxseed meal + 2 tbsp. water = 1 egg) instead of regular eggs.

– If you prefer a lower-carb version, use keto-friendly butterscotch chips and oatmeal.

– To make oatmeal scotchies instead of almond butterscotch cookies, simply swap almond flour with all-purpose flour and add oatmeal along with butterscotch chips.

– For a fun twist, substitute butterscotch chips with chocolate chips or white chocolate chips for a different flavor profile.

Remember to adjust the measurements accordingly based on the substitution you choose to ensure the perfect balance of flavors and texture. These variations are intended to help you customize the recipe according to your preferences while keeping the chewy-crispy completely delicious texture.

Serving and Pairing

 Free from dairy and gluten, but full of flavor!
Free from dairy and gluten, but full of flavor!

My almond butterscotch cookies are a delicious treat on their own, but they are even better when paired with the right beverage. The sweetness of the cookie and the nuttiness of the almond flour make it a perfect match for a strong cup of coffee or tea. If you want to turn it up a notch, try pairing them with a glass of cold almond milk.

One of my favourite ways to serve these cookies is with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream. The contrast between the warm, chewy and crispy cookies, and the cool, creamy ice cream is utterly divine. You could also sandwich two cookies together with a dollop of whipped cream or frosting to make an irresistible cookie sandwich.

If you’re serving these cookies at a party, consider adding other gluten-free treats to keep everyone happy. A platter filled with fresh fruits, granola bars or homemade energy balls will complement the almond butterscotch flavour perfectly.

If you’re feeling creative in the kitchen, try transforming these cookies into a crust for a cheesecake or tart. Simply crumble them into small pieces and press them into the bottom of your chosen pie dish before adding your filling.

No matter how you choose to serve them, my almond butterscotch cookies are sure to be a crowd-pleaser at any gathering or occasion!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Satisfy your sweet tooth with every crumbly bite.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with every crumbly bite.

What’s better than warm, freshly baked cookies? Well, maybe the ability to make them in advance and still enjoy them later! Lucky for you, these Almond Butterscotch Cookies are a great candidate for making ahead of time.

To make these cookies ahead of time, simply shape the dough into balls and store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months. When you’re ready to bake them, simply take them out of the fridge or freezer and allow them to come to room temperature before baking.

Storing these cookies is just as easy as making them ahead of time. Simply store them in an airtight container at room temperature and they will stay fresh for up to 5 days. To extend their shelf life, you can always store them in the fridge or freezer where they will last even longer.

Reheating these cookies is also quick and easy. If you want to enjoy them warm again, you can pop them in the microwave for a few seconds. If you prefer a more crispy texture, you can reheat them in the oven at 350°F (170°C) for about 5-10 minutes.

These Almond Butterscotch Cookies are not only delicious straight out of the oven but also perfect as a make-ahead snack that you can enjoy anytime. With their chewy-crispy texture and completely delicious flavour, there’s no doubt that these cookies will quickly become a household favourite!

Tips for Perfect Results

 The perfect accompaniment to a cup of tea or coffee.
The perfect accompaniment to a cup of tea or coffee.

When it comes to baking cookies, achieving the perfect texture and taste can be a bit challenging. Fear not, my dear friends! Here are some tips to ensure that your almond butterscotch cookies turn out chewy, crispy and completely delicious every time:

1. Use room temperature ingredients: Start by letting your unsalted butter and egg come to room temperature before making the cookie dough. This will allow them to mix together more evenly.

2. Measure accurately: Be sure to measure out all of your recipe ingredients carefully and accurately, especially if you’re using gluten-free flour. A small discrepancy can make a big difference in baked goods.

3. Opt for dark brown sugar: Use dark brown sugar instead of light brown sugar for a richer flavor.

4. Mix dry ingredients well: Before adding the dry ingredients- almond flour, oatmeal, baking soda and salt- whisk together until they are evenly distributed.

5. Chill the dough: Allow the cookie dough to chill in the refrigerator for at least half an hour before shaping them into balls and placing them on a baking sheet which helps ensuring that the cookies don’t spread too much in the oven.

6. Rotate halfway through baking: Bake your almond butterscotch cookies at 350 F (180 C) for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown around the edges but still slightly soft in the middle. halfway through baking rotate your cookie sheet front to back which ensures even browning of cookies.

7. Store properly: To keep your almond butterscotch cookies fresh, store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to five days or freeze for up to one month.

By following these simple tips you can ensure that you get perfect almond butterscotch cookies every time with just the right amount of crunch on the outside, chewiness on the inside, and all-around almond butterscotch goodness.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, these almond butterscotch cookies are a game-changer for anyone looking for a delicious gluten-free option that still satisfies their sweet tooth. Not only are they gluten-free, but they can also be made vegan and keto-friendly with a few simple substitutions. The chewy-crispy texture combined with the nutty flavor of almonds and the sweetness of butterscotch make them completely delicious.

The versatility of this recipe makes it a must-try for everyone, whether you have dietary restrictions or not. You won’t even taste the difference of using almond flour instead of traditional flour – trust me! Follow my tips for perfect results, and you’ll have people asking for the recipe for sure.

So go ahead and give these almond butterscotch cookies a try – your taste buds and your health will thank you. Enjoy their rich flavor as a snack or pair them with your favorite beverage to make the perfect dessert combo. Plus, with easy make-ahead and storing instructions, you can always have fresh cookies on hand when those cravings hit.

I hope this recipe article inspires you to get creative in the kitchen and try new things – with so many gluten-free recipes out there, there’s no need to compromise on flavor or texture ever again. Remember to share this recipe with your friends and family who are looking for delicious gluten-free options as well!

Almond Butterscotch Cookies (Gluten Free)

Almond Butterscotch Cookies (Gluten Free) Recipe

These cookies are moist and chewy, with a strong almond flavor.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Gluten-free
Servings 50 cookies
Calories 46 kcal


  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1 cup soy flour


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Cream the sugar and butter in a large bowl.
  • Add the egg and mix well.
  • Mix in the almond and soy flours until you have a uniform dough.
  • Press the dough onto a cookie sheet until it is about half an inch thick.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes.
  • Let the cookies cool to room temperature and then cut them into bars with a serrated metal knife.

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Serving: 11gCalories: 46kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 0.8gFat: 1.9gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 7.9mgSodium: 14mgSugar: 6.4g
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