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April 27, 2011

Almond Butter Cookies


Last week’s batch of peanut butter cookies left me wanting more! Unfortunately, I didn’t have enough peanut butter left for a whole batch and so I went for Barney Butter instead…it did not disappoint!

Even though my roommates and I ate every last cookie in last week’s batch, I wasn’t totally satisfied. I changed the recipe a bit for the almond butter cookies but I think it would totally rock for the peanut butter cookies: round 2.

Almond Butter Cookies

makes 18 teaspoon-size cookies

Wet Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup crunchy almond butter
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup milk (nondairy is fine)
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seed

Dry Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

*Note: Barney Butter has added sweetener and salt so I held back on the maple syrup. If you use unsweetened/unsalted nut butter, you may have to adjust accordingly.

Method:

  • Preheat oven to 350*
  • Cream together the wet ingredients (I used my stand mixer)
  • In a separate medium bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients.
  • Add the dry to the wet and mix until fully incorporated.
  • Make teaspoon size balls of dough and place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
  • Gently press down on the balls to flatten a bit. Sprinkle with raw sugar.
  • Bake for 10 minutes or until the tops of the cookies begin to crack a bit.

These were much more moist than the peanut butter cookies, I think due to the large quantity of almond butter, the lesser amount of flour, and the addition of flax. Flax may seem like a “dry” ingredient but it adds fat to the recipe and moisture.

These aren’t very sweet and are exactly the hearty cookie I crave when I’m still a bit hungry after dinner or when I’m searching for an afternoon snack.

Just a Monday afternoon.