Monday, October 24, 2011

Lisa's Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies :)

My friend Lisa shared this recipe with me and it looks absolutely amazing!  I can't wait to try them myself and I'm thinking this might be the perfect excuse to not finish my work tonight...

What you'll need (makes 2 dozen):
4 tablespoons salted butter (1/2 stick)
⅔ cup brown sugar, packed
¼ cup granulated sugar
½ cup natural almond butter
½ teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
¾ cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup oats
¾ cup semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350.
Combine flour, baking soda, salt & cinnamon in small bowl.
Melt butter in a large bowl on low on the stove.  Add the almond butter, sugars, vanilla, and egg and whisk until smooth.  Depending on the type of almond butter you use, you may find this is significantly easier with an electric mixer. 
Stir in flour mixture with a spatula.  Stir in the oats & chocolate chips.
Note that the dough does not hold together right off the bat and you will need to roll it a bit with your hands to get a good clump for baking.  Create balls a little smaller than a golf ball and place onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper.   Bake for 8-10 minutes until light brown on the edges. 
The trick to keep these cookies from falling apart is to let them cool on the cookie sheet.  After five or so minutes, transfer to a paper towel and let them finish cooling.


  1. I have never even thought about using any type of nut butter (except for peanut butter) in chocolate chip cookies-this is a creative idea. I like the rustic look that all the oats gave these cookie-yum! Thanks for sharing.

  2. YUM! I have to make these!

    Liz @ Southern Charm