Dough Ball Envy


I first tried Annie the Baker’s Dough Balls at the Foodbuzz Festival’s Tasting Pavilion in 2009, and her toffee milk chocolate chip dough balls were love at first bite.

Then recipes started floating around and I remembered just how good they were. Plus, Danica has them all the time and it’s just not fair ; ) Every time I see them, I want them more!


So after drooling over recipe after recipe online, I decided to finally make my own.


While these aren’t the same as her toffee milk chocolate chip dough balls, these are just as tasty. The roasted almond butter and dark chocolate chips give these cookies a deep, rich quality that makes them irresistible.

And they are rich – very rich and very sweet – but you’ll be fighting for the last one, no matter how many you’ve already eaten.


In fact, I think it’s time I make some more. I only I had 3 out of this batch, and Nick ate the rest.

I told you he was a cookie monster.


Almond Butter and Dark Chocolate Cookie Balls

Slightly Adapted from Mama Pea’s Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Balls

Makes 24 cookie balls

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup almond butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1.5 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  1. Cream together butter and sugars.
  2. Mix in almond butter and vanilla.
  3. Beat in baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Add flour to sugar mixture and mix until combined.
  5. Fold in chocolate chips.
  6. Chill dough for 30 minutes – 1 hour.
  7. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  8. Take dough by the tablespoon and roll into a ball. Place on baking sheet 2 inches apart and bake 12 minutes.
  9. Let them sit on the pan for a minute before moving to a cooling rack.


19 Responses to “Dough Ball Envy”

  1. #
    Jessica @ How Sweet — February 10, 2011 at 7:57 am

    Mmmm! Your dough balls look delish. Now I need to give your recipe a try!

    • Brandi replied: — February 10th, 2011 at 8:07 am

      They turned out great! Nick’s not a big fan of peanut butter cookies but I knew he’d love them with almond butter.

  2. #
    withasideofhope — February 10, 2011 at 8:38 am

    I saw these dough balls all over blogs in the summer and I kept meaning to make them and I never did. Yours look so good! I definitely need to try making these :)

    • Brandi replied: — February 10th, 2011 at 8:39 am

      They were so easy! You should try them :)

  3. #
    Amy @ Second City Randomness — February 10, 2011 at 9:19 am

    I think I just realized how much I miss almond butter… haven’t bought it in soooo long!

  4. #
    Erica — February 10, 2011 at 10:39 am

    ow! I love cookie dough balls! I haven’t tried this version….but am suddenly in the mood to bake :) Josh is the cookie monster in my house too!

    • Brandi replied: — February 10th, 2011 at 10:40 am

      Let me know if you make them!

      With the way Nick loves cookies, it’s surprising I get any at all :) I have to eat them as SOON as they’re out of the oven.

  5. #
    Erica — February 10, 2011 at 10:39 am

    PS- sorry I’ve been so MIA! I will have a post up tomorrow morning :)

    • Brandi replied: — February 10th, 2011 at 10:40 am

      Good! I’ve been wondering where you were :) Hope things are going well!

  6. #
    Lot-O-Choc — February 10, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    Oh yum, i absoloutely love cookie dough, these would be amazing!!

  7. #
    Shannon — February 10, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    omg, these are so awesome. already made them twice. danger!!

  8. #
    Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles — February 10, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    I am going to make these this weekend – I’m already excited! :)

    • Brandi replied: — February 10th, 2011 at 7:31 pm

      Let me know if you do! We loved them.

  9. #
    Teri [a foodie stays fit] — February 12, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    I only had 1/2 of a cookie dough ball at Foodbuzz because I was at the seafood booth for a while and she ran out. Luckily Diana from The Chic Life shared one with me. What a pal.

    I need to try your version. The other ones I’ve made weren’t quite right but these look perfect.

  10. #
    Heather (All Sizzle No Steak) — February 22, 2011 at 3:31 am

    Those look stunning!

  11. #
    jenna — May 31, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    i’ve been dying to try these!! you have convinced me to make them this week!!

    • admin replied: — May 31st, 2011 at 3:46 pm

      They’re SO good! I hope you like them :)


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