These are my “go to” cookies whenever I have a last minute invite somewhere or when I just want a quick sweets fix. The cookies were adapted from Savory Lotus’s website.  They only have 6 ingredients and can be made in less than twenty minutes with prep time included which is really nice. I personally like them with a big glass of cashew milk. I also feel the need to put up a disclaimer: these WILL NOT last long in your kitchen. You may need to hide them from your family members because they are that addicting! Enjoy!

almond butter cookie

Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Makes about 2 dozen cookies depending on the size you want

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 325 °F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

I use crunchy almond butter to add another texture to the cookies. You must use a creamy/runny almond butter like the one pictured below. I had a major flop when I used homemade almond butter which is much fluffier with fewer oils.

almond butter

Using a mixer with a blade or hand held mixer, blend almond butter and honey together until smooth.

mixer

Add in the egg, salt and baking soda and mix until smooth.

add egg

Mix in (I never fold in, I just use the blade on my kitchen aid, I’m too lazy!) the chocolate chips.

add chocolate chips

Using a tablespoon or cookie scoop (I used the Oxo Good Grips Small Cookie Scoop below) to form round balls on the baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 8-10 minutes. I like mine a little chewy so 8 minutes always does the trick for me. Transfer to a wire rack to cool before serving.

cookie scoop

This recipe is: Gluten Free, Paleo, Dairy Free (with Enjoy Life chocolate chips), Fast, Kid-Friendly

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note from Sara: Jen will be sharing her super-yummy and healthy recipes with us twice a month. I can’t wait! I tried these cookies at her house a few nights ago and they are amazing!

by Jen Pedri. Hi! I’m Jen, a pediatric Speech-language Pathologist by day and a Paleonista at-home chef by night. After years of battling health issues I decided to start eating Paleo/Primal in 2013. It has been by far the best decision of my life (beside adopting my dog and marrying my hubby). My health issues have greatly diminished and I have grown to absolutely love cooking without gluten and grains because of how amazing it makes me feel. I hope you enjoy my recipes as much as my family does!

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My Go-To Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup creamy crunchy almond butter
  • ¼ cup raw honey
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp aluminum free baking soda
  • ¾ cup of chocolate chips (I use Enjoy Life brand chocolate chips because they are nut, dairy and soy free)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 °F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. I use crunchy almond butter to add another texture to the cookies. You must use a creamy/runny almond butter like the one pictured below. I had a major flop when I used homemade almond butter which is much fluffier with fewer oils.
  3. Using a mixer with a blade or hand held mixer, blend almond butter and honey together until smooth.
  4. Add in the egg, salt and baking soda and mix until smooth.
  5. Mix in (I never fold in, I just use the blade on my kitchen aid, I'm too lazy!) the chocolate chips.
  6. Using a tablespoon or cookie scoop (I used the Oxo Good Grips Small Cookie Scoop below) to form round balls on the baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 8-10 minutes. I like mine a little chewy so 8 minutes always does the trick for me. Transfer to a wire rack to cool before serving.