Appalachian Food

Easy Almond Butter Cookies

pile of cookies

Over the weekend I made a batch of almond butter cookies. I found the recipe in “The Folk School Cookbook.”

The cookie is really easy to make, and very similar to a peanut butter cookie recipe I’ve made before.

Flourless Almond Butter Cookies

  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla

Mix everything together; shape dough into small balls.

Line cookie sheet with parchment paper (if you don’t have any parchment paper on hand, I don’t think you’d even need to grease the pan since almond butter has a lot of oil in it).

Place balls on cookie sheet and press down with a fork or spatula.

Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes or till done.

When the cookies are hot they are very fragile, so its best to leave them on the pan to cool.


There’s big doings going on right now at the Folk School as they prepare for their annual Fall Festival which brings well over 10,000 people to the small hamlet of Brasstown for the two day event.

For the rest of the week I’ll be focusing on the amazing history of the school. Be sure to stick around to the end of the week for a chance to win fall festival tickets.


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  • Reply
    Ken Roper
    September 16, 2019 at 12:24 pm

    Those cookies look delicious. I only got one grocery store in this town, Ingles, so I’ve never seen any Almond butter. Does it come in a can or what? I guess I’ll have to get someone that works there to help me, cause nobody cooks anymore and most folks don’t know how to cook. I do.

    Ingles is the best store I’ve ever been in, and they have a lot of stuff. They’re High, but everything is, no matter where you go. I remember when I was a little boy, going into the A & P with Daddy to get some things we needed. They’re gone to where they can make more Profit, as other stores. The Bible talks about the Love for Money being the Root of all Evil. …Ken

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    Ed Ammons
    September 16, 2019 at 12:19 pm

    My New Years resolution this year was to try to lose a pound a month in 2019. So far I have GAINED about 15 pounds. That’s about 1.7 pounds per month I have GAINED. That means to reach my goal by the end of the year I need to lose 3 pounds a month. In spite of all that I think I will try that recipe!

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      Ed Ammons
      September 16, 2019 at 9:27 pm

      My math is bad! I need to lose TEN pounds a month!

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    Gayle Larson
    September 16, 2019 at 10:02 am

    I agree with Miss Cindy. It sounds too easy to be true. I will give them a try.

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    Rick Shepherd
    September 16, 2019 at 7:32 am

    The Almond Butter Cookie recipe is going to be a hit in my large family and easy for me to make…..And I get to be a hit to my many grandchildren for making it!…..James Whitcomb Riley was my favorite to read to my children and grandchildren over all the years…..Thank you for the recipe and the memories.

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    Miss Cindy
    September 16, 2019 at 6:16 am

    That’s the easiest cookie recipe I’ve ever seen. I’m gonna have to drop by soon and have a taste!

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