Almond Butter Blossoms


This cookie is a tasty spin on a favorite peanut butter Christmas cookie topped with a chocolate kiss. Almond butter is the star in this version.

Almond Butter Blossoms
Photo: Picture 014
Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
8 mins
Total Time:
38 mins
48 to 60 cookies


  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • ½ cup almond butter

  • ½ cup granulated sugar

  • ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon cream of tartar

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 egg

  • 2 tablespoon milk

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 3 tablespoon granulated sugar

  • 2 tablespoon finely ground almonds

  • 48 - 60 milk chocolate kisses with almonds


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large mixing bowl beat butter and almond butter with electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add 1/2 cup granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt. Beat until combined, scraping bowl occasionally. Beat in egg, milk, and vanilla until combined. Beat in whole wheat flour and as much of the all-purpose flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour.

  2. In a shallow dish combine 3 tablespoons sugar and ground almonds. Shape dough in 1-inch balls. Roll balls in sugar mixture to coat. Place balls 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are firm and tops are cracked. Remove from oven; immediately press a chocolate kiss in the center of each cookie. Transfer to wire rack. Cool. Makes 48 to 60 cookies.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

101 Calories
5g Fat
12g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 101
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 52mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 2g
Calcium 20.2mg 2%
Iron 0.4mg 2%
Potassium 52mg 1%
Folate, total 8.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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