Tuesday, October 11

Almond Butter Cookies

Does your husband ever get on a crazy kick and buy weird food items that no one will ever eat?  Mine bought almond butter and I've got to tell you - I'm not a fan of it.  I thought it would be delightful on apples slices, but no.  So rather than have the jar go to waste, I started seaching around for ways to use it up.  Almond butter cookies seemed like a natural way to go, so here's what I came up with:

Almond Butter Cookies
1/2 cup almond butter
1/2 cup maple syrup
3 tbsp hemp seed oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup coarse chopped almonds

Preheat oven to 350degrees.  Combine almond butter, syrup, oil & vanilla in a large bowl.  Add the flour, soda and salt and stir.  Add the chopped nuts and mix well.  On cookie sheets lined with baking paper, drop dough in medium sized balls*, then flatten with the tines of a fork.  Bake in centre of oven for 10 minutes.  Let cool on a rack completely.

*these cookies are not too sweet, so if you want, you could roll the balls in sugar in the raw first - I am totally going to do that next time!  For the record, these cookies got a great reviews at the office, but I think it's b/c I really talked up the super-low-fat/only natural sugar angle.  Also, the reason I chose hemp seed oil was because I could imagine the nuttiness of the oil enhancing the flavour of the almonds and it totally did!  Anyways - other ways to jazz these up could be with some dark chocolate chips maybe???  If you fool around with the recipe and come up with a winner, let me know!!


  1. Yumm! I will have to try these :) I didn't like almond butter at first either but it grew on me. But peanut butter will always be number 1 for me!

  2. Awesome flavours and I like the fact that they look so healthy! I am definitely going to make these. Thanks for the post!