Monday, 28 July 2014

Almond Butter Cookies


I was on a health kick ages ago and bought loads of healthy clean ingredients to make nutritious meals with, but had sort of fallen off the wagon a bit. My jar of almond butter had basically separated into oil and a solid lump after discovering it in the back of the cupboard this morning. Not good. And after trawling the internet for a solution I came across this recipe for almond butter cookies. Think of a peanut butter cookie but a smidgen healthier and pretty much guilt-free.

Here's how you make them...

Ingredients
Makes 12 small cookies

1/2 cup roasted almond butter, softened to a stir-able consistency
1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp quick oats
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup caster sugar
2 tbsp applesauce

Preheat the oven to 350°F or gas mark 4, and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together all ingredients to form a dough. Form cookie dough balls with your hands, and place six balls on each cookie sheet. The natural oils in the almond butter can make the dough a bit oily so make sure you have a napkin to hand. Bake for 8 minutes. They should still be a little undercooked when they first come out the oven, but they'll firm up as they cool. It's also best to set the tray aside for at least 10 minutes before picking them up. 


You can freely adapt this recipe with whatever ingredients you want. Substitute the sugar for honey (we did this half and half), the almond butter for crunchy peanut butter, add chocolate chips or sultanas into the mix... Hell, even dip your cookies in chocolate for a naughtier treat! The possibilities are quite endless! 

This recipe was adapted from Chocolate Covered Katie
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18 comments

  1. These sound soo lush! I definitely want to try this recipe.

    Catherine xx
    www.youwishyou.com

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    1. I hope you do! They didn't last very long in our house! Xx

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  2. These look and sound so delicious! And even better that they are a healthy alternative!

    Hayley-Eszti | www.hayleyeszti.blogspot.com

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    1. Makes you feel less guilty for eating them! Xx

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  3. They look perfect and delicious!!

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  4. These both look and sound delicious. I've bookmarked the page and will 100% be making them!!

    Vanessa The Other VW xx

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    1. Ooh thanks lovely! Hope you enjoy! Xx

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  5. These look ah-mazing! Yummy. Thanks for sharing :) xx

    Kitty | kittyhearts.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. Yuuuuuuuuuum. Pinned. Found you on a twitter chat! :)
    Almonds are my #1 favorite. <3

    doitfortheirony.blogspot.com

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  7. these look amazing!

    www.thewonderlanders.com

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    1. They were delicious! If you like salt and sweet then you'll love these! Xx

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  8. These sound delicious & healthier than my beloved peanut butter cookies. Gonna have to try them
    Beth x
    mermaidindisguise.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. They taste so similar to peanut butter cookies too so you won't miss out! Xx

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  9. Yum! These look so delicious, I do love a good cookie recipe! Thanks for sharing :) x
    - cydneyhelsdown.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. No problem Cydney, thanks for reading! Xx

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