I have many cookie recipes here on my blog, but I’m always up for a new one, especially these Flourless Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies. I love old-fashioned recipes, yet I often seek-out healthier options that taste just as good as the classics. This recipe I found in an old copy of Eating Well magazine, which I have been receiving since its inception. Even though they are not producing the actual hard copy anymore, their website is loaded with healthier well tested recipes. I also enjoy the articles, and good information about food and living a healthy lifestyle. What caught my eye about this cookie recipe, is that you don’t use any flour in it. It’s made of mostly almond butter, and five other ingredients.
Another plus about this recipe, is that it’s as simple as mixing everything in one bowl, and scooping it into balls before baking. The cookies are delicate, yet slightly crispy after cooling. I love the combination of almond butter with chocolate chips and peanuts, and you can always add chopped almonds instead, if peanuts are not part of your diet.
1 large egg
1 cup almond butter
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup chocolate chunks or chips
1/3 cup chopped peanuts
(Makes 1 1/2 Dozen)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl or stand mixer, combine egg and brown sugar on medium speed for 1 minute. Add almond butter and mix again for 2 minutes. Add baking soda and mix for 1 minute. Remove bowl from stand and mix in chocolate chunks and peanuts.
- Scoop dough onto parchment lined baking sheets in 1 tablespoon balls, press down lightly with spoon.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes and remove from oven. Let cool for 10 minutes on sheet pan, before moving onto a rack to cool completely. Enjoy!