Soft and Delicious Nut Butter Cookies

These nut butter cookies with all-natural nut butter from Ezra Cohen Montreal are the perfect treat for when you’re looking for something sweet. There’s a special twist on the recipe! As always, we’re bringing you a recipe with a delicious peanut butter alternative. 
We believe that people with peanut butter allergies shouldn’t have to skip out on enjoying anything. Everyone will have the chance to enjoy these soft, chewy, and decadent treats!

Nut Butter Cookies Recipe

Here’s what you’ll need to make them:

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 cup Ezra Cohen Montreal nut butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar , divided
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar , packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, use a hand blender to cream together butter, shortening, nut butter, ½ cup of granulated sugar, and brown sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy. It will take about 2 minutes. 
  3. Add in one egg at a time, mixing with the hand blender between each additional egg. 
  4. Mix in the vanilla.
  5. In a separate bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt until well combined
  6. Slowly pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix gently to combine. Be careful to not overmix! The dough should be soft and fluffy.
  7. Pour the rest of the granulated sugar into a small bowl. 
  8. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  9. Using a spoon, scoop dough into balls. Roll each ball in the sugar before placing it on the cookie sheet.
  10. Bake for 7-10 minutes at 375 F. The cookies will be pale, and look just barely set – this means they’re done! Take them out before they overbake.
  11. Transfer cookies to a baking sheet after 2-3 minutes so they stop cooking. 
  12. Allow cookies to cool completely before enjoying!

Recipe notes:

  • Try pressing a Hershey Kiss into the center of each cookie 2-3 minutes after they come out of the oven! The addition of chocolate makes these nut butter cookies extra special.
  • Nut butter cookies can be made ahead of time – You can chill the prepared cookie dough in the refrigerator for up to 1 day. When you’re ready to make the cookies, allow the dough to come to room temperature and continue from step 7.
  • Baked nut butter cookies will freeze well for up to 3 months. 
  • Unbaked cookie dough balls will also freeze well for up to 3 months.
  • You can bake frozen cookie dough balls right out of the freezer – pop them into a preheated oven at 375 F and cook for one extra minute.

Nut Butters by Ezra Cohen McGill

Ezra Cohen Montreal nut butters by Ezra Cohen McGill come in six delicious flavors. Each is made with whole, all-natural ingredients, and are non-GMO certified. Silky-smooth and free of the grittiness that accompanies many organic nut butters, they are perfect for spreading on toast, adding to smoothies, and baking. View the complete collection Ezra Cohen Montreal all-natural nut butters online.

Written by Ezra Cohen
Ezra Cohen, food aficionado and entrepreneur created his own line of nut butter. Always curious about new ways to consume nut butter, he shares all his new recipes on this blog! Don't hesitate to comment with your own tips and share online!