These almond butter biscuits are the laziest, simplest biscuits you will ever make in your LIFE.
How did they come about?
Our ‘fun’ cupboard was bare.
We all have a fun cupboard, right?
The one with the biscuits, chocolate and snacks.
We eat a lot of ‘fun’ in our house 😉
Even my 4 year old knows this cupboard. When he asks for a snack, I offer fruit. “No Mummy” he says “I want something from the cupboard”. He knows where the good stuff is kept.
So. Just like Old Mother Hubbard, I was scouting around for an alternative. I love baking, but I didn’t want the hassle of a complicated recipe that left a lot of equipment to wash up afterwards.
I’d seen recipes for 3-ingredient peanut butter cookies, however we were out of peanut butter. However, I rummaged DEEP into the dark recesses of the larder, and found that we did have the remnants of a jar of almond butter lurking in the back of the cupboard.
1. Could this be the biscuitty break I was looking for? The answer to my snack-related prayers?
I had no alternative but to chuck together what I had and see what happened.
The results were pretty amazing. These are simple biscuits but the flavour and texture are incredible. And what’s more they could not be easier or quicker. The toughest part was rolling the little balls.
Now you can really impress the in-laws next time they visit!
Note – if you don’t have almond butter, I’m pretty sure any nut butter will do the job. Why not experiment with what you have? You might have another biscuitty breakthrough like me!
Steps for making Easy Almond Biscuits
These really are the simplest kind of biscuits. No rolling, no cutting out, no refrigeration. Get the kids involved and have fun!
Step 1: Assemble Ingredients
You only need 3 – almond butter, caster sugar and 1 egg. A pinch of salt is optional but adds to the flavour.
Step 2: Prepare your equipment
Preheat your oven to 160c fan and line 2 baking sheets with parchment. You will also need a large mixing bowl, wooden spoon and cooling rack.
Step 3: Mix it all together
Combine nut butter, sugar, egg and salt (if using) until it forms a stiff dough.
Step 4: Roll dough into balls
Form 24 small balls by rolling small pieces of dough between your hands. Nut butter is naturally oily so it won’t stick to your hands. Evenly space the balls on baking sheets.
Step 5: Mark with a fork
Press each ball with a fork to leave a decorative mark.
Step 6: Bake the biscuits
We’re nearly there! Bake your biscuits for 10 minutes then cool on a rack until crisp. You may need to swap trays over half way if your oven has hot spots like mine.
Now enjoy with a nice cup of tea!
Easy 3 ingredient Almond Biscuits
- 180 grams almond butter
- 150 grams caster sugar
- 1 egg
- Line baking trays with parchment
- Mix all the ingredients in a bowl until a dough is formed
- Make 24 small balls of dough and place on baking sheets
- Press down on balls with a fork
- Bake for 10 minutes (swap trays over half way if your oven has hot spots like mine)
- Cool on a wire rack until biscuits become crunchy