Almond Butter Sandwich Cookies

almond butter sandwich cookies

Lately I have been loving me some almonds…and these cookies are a great way to get a good fix of almonds  AND overdose on sugar.  They are crunchy cookies with a filling that is eerily similar to a store bought peanut butter sandwich cookie’s filling- especially the generic kind.  And that just makes my day.

Be careful with these, though.  Like the store bought kind, they tend to give you that same kind of sick feeling after eating just a couple.  I guess this could probably be due to the fact that you are actually eating 4 cookies and a bunch of sugary filling.

Details, details….

I guess my point is, be sure to share… your recipients will thank you.

Almond Butter Sandwich Cookies

Cookie Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup vegan margarine
  • 1/2 tbsp flax seed mixed with 1 tbsp water- microwaved in three 18 second intervals, stirring each time
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour or all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup Quick Cooking oatmeal- not instant!

For Sandwich Filling:

  • 1 tbsp vegan margarine, slightly softened
  • 1 1/4 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 2 tbsp water

Directions:

Cream together margarine,  almond butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla.
Mix in prepared flax seed mixture.  Stir in baking powder and baking soda.  Mix well.  Gradually add flour and oatmeal, adding a little bit at a time, stirring in between each addition.
Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto lightly greased baking sheet, about 1 1/2 inches apart.  Press each ball down with a fork, two times to form a criss-cross pattern and slightly flatten cookie.

cookie  dough.

Bake in preheated oven for 9-11 minutes, or until very lightly golden brown.  They shouldn’t change too much in color.   Let cool about 15 minutes before adding filling.

To Make Filling:

Cream all ingredients for filling together and mix until smooth.  Using butter knife, spread filling on bottom of one cookie and place another cookie (bottom of cookie toward filling) on top of filling to make a sandwich.   Store in airtight container…they tend to get crunchier as time goes by; therefore, they keep very well.

almond butter sandwich cookie

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3 Responses to Almond Butter Sandwich Cookies

  1. […] So, the other day when I was searching for an allergy friendly cookie recipe, I came across these Almond Butter Sandwich Cookies. They looked so good that I was….well…inspired! I decided to convert them into […]

  2. WOW! These look so incredibly perfect for my tastebuds! I love cookie sandwiches, they multiply the awesomeness of the cookies every time. Thank you for this beautiful recipe, can’t wait to try it.

  3. Mihl says:

    Thank you so much for this recipe. My boyfriend is a peanut butter hater, but he loves everything with almonds. I’ll make these for Christmas, he will love them.