Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sink your teeth into these! Six ingredients, two steps and 20 minutes is all you'll need to whip together two dozen of our no-flour, dairy-free, low-sugar cookies.
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Photo: Michael Mahovlich

By Alison Lewis

Makes: 24 cookies
Hands-on time: 10 minutes
Total time: 22 minutes

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup unsalted almond butter, stirred well
  • 3/4 cup Sucanat
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 3 oz dark chocolate (70% cocoa or greater), broken into small pieces

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. In a medium bowl, stir together first 5 ingredients until blended. Stir in chocolate.
  2. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Let cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes. Remove to a wire rack and let cool for 15 more minutes.

Nutrients per cookie: Calories: 110, Total Fat: 8 g, Sat. Fat: 1.5 g, Carbs: 10 g, Fiber: 1 g, Sugars: 7 g, Protein: 2 g, Sodium: 55 mg, Cholesterol: 10 mg

Nutritional Bonus: While dark chocolate contains potent antioxidants, think twice before enjoying it with milk. Researchers have found that the bittersweet treat’s free radical fighters may bind with the protein in milk, interfering with antioxidant absorption and possibly negating any associated health benefits.
  • Wendy

    Thanks for this recipe! I’ve made these many times now and they are awesome! Have you tried using raw almond butter in the recipe? I had been using roasted and it is currently unavailable at my local Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods. I’m not sure if the raw will provide that same nutty taste.

  • Lauren Antley Wynn

    Nice… but very crumbly… wondering if a tablespoon of coconut flour might hold them together better…