Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies

These delicious cookies combine healthy almonds with the luxury of dark chocolate. Use almond butter made from roasted almonds; if it’s unsalted, increase the salt in the recipe to 1/4 tsp/1 mL.

Photo by Henya B.
Adapted from freshjuice.ca

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Adapted from freshjuice.ca

Ingredients

  • 1/2

    cup (125 mL) unsalted butter, softened

  • 1/3

    cup (75 mL) packed brown sugar

  • 1/3

    cup (75 mL) granulated sugar

  • 1/2

    cup (125 mL) almond butter

  • 1

    egg

  • 1/4

    tsp (1 mL) vanilla

  • 1-1/4

    cups (300 mL) all-purpose flour

  • 1/2

    tsp (2 mL) each baking soda and baking powder

  • Pinch salt

  • 3/4

    cup (175 mL) coarsely chopped almonds

  • 3

    oz (85 g) chopped semisweet chocolate

Directions

1. In large bowl, beat butter until fluffy; beat in brown and granulated sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in almond butter; beat in egg and vanilla until smooth. 2. In separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; stir into batter. Fold in almonds and chocolate. 3. Roll rounded tablespoonfuls of dough into balls; place 3 inches/8 cm apart on parchment paper–lined rimless baking sheets. With fork dipped in flour, press cookies in a crisscross pattern and flatten to about 1/2-inch/1 cm thickness. 4. Bake in centre of 350°F/180°C oven until edges and bottoms are light golden, 12 to 14 minutes. Let cool on pan for 5 minutes; transfer to rack and let cool completely.

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