June 29th, 2016
I absolutely love fall. Have I said that before? Well, it’s true. I love fall – crisp mornings, warm afternoons, and beautiful colors everywhere. Fall also makes me want to snuggle up with a blanket and enjoy some warm delicious food. In this case, cookies.
The other night I was craving cookies like crazy! Which is actually kind of strange for me; I am a huge chocolate and ice cream person as you know, but cookies aren’t something I usually crave or bake for that matter. Well lately, I’ve seen quite a few recipes floating around that use peanut butter as the base in a Blondie instead of flour and all of that other stuff. Considering I’ve tackled the Healthy Blondie Brownie and was looking forward to a cookie, I figured it wouldn’t hurt to try it out in another way. Well let me tell you, I’m so glad I did! I honestly don’t think I will be making cookies with flour and sugar ever again, because these things were so simple, so delicious and pretty much tasted better than the traditional oatmeal chocolate chip cookie I’ve come to love.
You could probably use any nut butter but I personally love almond butter and wanted less of a distinct taste – this made the cookies taste more like they had chopped nuts in them without being overpowering. If you want more of an oatmeal peanut butter cookie, then by all means use peanut butter instead!
1 c. almond butter
¼ c. honey
½ c. old fashioned oats
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1/2 tsp. vanilla
½ c. dark chocolate chips
These cookies only take a few minutes to whip up. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Measure out all ingredients and thoroughly mix together; fold in chocolate chips last. Use your cookie dough scoop to place cookies on a baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
Bake for about 10 minutes or until golden brown!
Don’t they look delicious? They are even great refrigerated the next day – if they last that long ;)
- 1 c. almond butter
- ¼ c. honey
- ½ c. old fashioned oats
- 1 egg
- ½ tsp. baking soda
- ¼ tsp. sea salt
- ½ tsp. vanilla
- ½ c. dark chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix all ingredients together thoroughly, fold in chocolate chips last.
- Spray a cookie sheet to prevent sticking.
- Use a cookie dough scoop to place cookies 2 inches apart.
- Bake for 10 mins or until golden brown.