Nov
02

Delicious brownie-like chocolate almond butter cookies made with a handful of simple, healthy ingredients. Are you guys ready for the easiest and most delicious almond butter cookie recipe ever?! Yes that’s right, you can have fudge-like brownie chocolate almond butter cookies in just 15 minutes!

You know how you have a indulgent chocolate chip cookie recipe you make for parties, special occasions and those just because moments?

What about those every day life moments? Those times when you want a little something sweet at 3pm but don’t want to find yourself devouring a creme-filled donut because you’re saving that for a different occasion. Or how about when you’re craving chocolate after dinner but don’t want to go all out with a triple decker chocolate cheesecake for dessert.

Delicious brownie-like flourless chocolate almond butter cookies made with a handful of simple, healthy ingredients. They only take 15 minutes to whip up!

P.S. Why does every dessert on Pinterest contain a cake with buttercream, cheesecake and also happened to be stuffed with some crazy salted caramel filling. There’s only so much you can put in a dessert. I would like to tell the world to please stop stuffing banana bread with whatever new flavor Oreo is in stores this week.

Okay, rant over. Back to cookies.

Delicious brownie-like flourless chocolate almond butter cookies made with a handful of simple, healthy ingredients. They only take 15 minutes to whip up!

Most nights after dinner I find myself in a constant dessert dilemma aka CDD; it’s the urge to have a late night sweet, but also the want for it to be made with ingredients I can feel good about eating. Indulgences are fine every once in awhile, but most of the time, I want to put feel-good food in my body. So… that’s why I love baking at home! I can make food with the ingredients I already have in my pantry.

When I baked these chocolate almond butter cookies last week, I was astounded by how delicious they were. They legit taste like a fudge brownie aka damn good and fudgy.

I call them every day cookies because they only take 15 minutes to make and taste like they came straight from the bakery. And no, they don’t have a strong almond butter taste; this is especially good for those of you who despise almond butter because all you taste with these cookies is rich chocolate fudge flavor.

When you eventually make these cookies, I highly recommend using an almond butter that contains just almonds (or almonds & salt!). You can even use homemade almond butter if you’d like!

Delicious brownie-like flourless chocolate almond butter cookies made with a handful of simple, healthy ingredients. They only take 15 minutes to whip up!

I like to finish these cookies off with sprinkle a little fancy sea salt over the tops. It makes them look like they just came from a bakery.

I know you guys are going to LOVE these! They are especially good with a cup of coffee in the afternoon, or a glass of vanilla almond milk to dunk them in. Enjoy! xo.

4.8 from 12 reviews
Flourless Chocolate Paleo Almond Butter Cookies
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 12 cookies
  • Serving size: 1 large cookie (based on 12)
  • Calories: 172
  • Fat: 11.9g
  • Saturated fat: 2.7g
  • Carbohydrates: 16.4g
  • Sugar: 12.2g
  • Fiber: 2.8g
  • Protein: 4.9g
Recipe type: Cookies, Paleo, Gluten Free, Dessert, Grain Free
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Delicious brownie-like flourless chocolate almond butter cookies made with a handful of simple, healthy ingredients. They only take 15 minutes to whip up!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup creamy natural almond butter (use the runny kind with only almonds as an ingredient)
  • 1 teaspoon melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (pick a good-quality cocoa powder)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips (dairy free or vegan, if desired)
  • Fancy sea salt, for sprinkling on top
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine almond butter, coconut oil, sugar, vanilla, egg, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt; mix until smooth and well combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
  3. Roll dough into large balls (about 2 tablespoons) and place on baking sheet. Slightly flatten each dough ball with the palm of your hand. Bake for 7-8 minutes or until edges are set. Do not overbake!
  4. Once done baking, remove baking sheet from oven and allow cookies to cool on the sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling. Sprinkle each cookie with a little sea salt. Makes 12 cookies.
Notes
If you are allergy to almond butter, you can sub cashew butter. Peanut butter is good too!

If you have a nut allergy, try subbing sunflower seed butter.

To make these vegan: I think you could try a flax egg and the results would still be delicious!