Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

There are some days where you just want things to be easy, simple.

Life is hard, and the past few weeks and months have been tough here. Family and friends are dealing with cancer, waiting on phone calls and surgeries and treatments to know what the next step is. The next few weeks are going to be more of the same.

When did life become so complicated and messy?

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I know life isn’t supposed to be easy, but everyone needs a break at some point.

I’m all for making your own croissants at home, but some weeks, easy is the only thing you can handle. Simple meals, pared-down routines, spending time with the people that make you smile, and –usually- baking cookies to share.

And when I want a simple cookie recipe, I almost always make my mom’s no bake cookies or these flourless cookies, one of my latest favorites.

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I am falling in love with these cookies more and more each time I make them. I’ve done peanut butter and almond butter, chocolate chips and butterscotch, fruit toppings and plain. No matter how I’ve made them, they’ve always turned out light and crispy with incredible flavor.

But the best part about these cookies is that there’s no butter, so there’s no waiting for it to soften. And you don’t even have to measure out flour and make a mess on your counter with that. I would have never thought a handful of ingredients would make such perfect cookies.

Simple. Easy. Tasty. The perfect anytime cookie.

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Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes: 2 dozen cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the almond butter with the sugar, egg, and vanilla. Mix in the baking soda, salt, and dark chocolate chips.
  3. Take a rounded tablespoon of dough, roll into a ball and place on a baking sheet.
  4. Bake cookies at 350 degrees for 13-15 minutes until the cookies are golden and crispy around the edges.

16 comments

  1. Those sound deliciously simple! And I’m sorry that you are going through some hard times.

  2. Okay, first I love that this cookies don’t require any flour! Cooking with flour sort of freaks me out because it usually doesn’t turn out so well for me. And second, the base is almond butter! What a wonderful ingredient to base a cookie off of. :)

  3. So classic and simple looking and I am sure – divine.

  4. I’ve made similar cookies before and they are one of my favourites too – so perfectly simple.

    I’m sorry that life has been so tough for you recently, sending lots of good thoughts your way.

  5. I hope that your friends and family are doing well with their treatments… if only cookies could cure more than just stress:-)

  6. ooo I love the short ingredient list! I also think it’s super awesome that these look so amazing and have no flour! I’ve tried a few flour-less cookie recipes and I failed at them all. I’ll have to give this one a try!

  7. Note to self – do not read cookie posts before 9am. Now I want a cookie!!! ;)

  8. I couldn’t agree more. Sometimes life just gets way to complicated and taking 15 steps to make a cookie couldn’t be more daunting sometimes. I love how simple this recipe is! :D

  9. I hope things start looking up for you. I’ve never tried flourless cookies with almond butter, sounds perfect!

  10. Aw, I hope your family and friends are doing okay! Take care of yourself. :) Clearly cookies like these are an excellent way to do so!

  11. These cookies look delicious. I am going to be making a batch in the next few days. I know a certain someone that is going to love them! :)

  12. I’m sorry you’re going through some tough time, Brandi!! I have a feeling these cookies are helping everyone feel a little bit better :)

  13. I love how simple and uncomplicated these are!!!

  14. sorry to hear you’ve been going through some rough times… let me know if you need anything! these cookies sound like a great way to bring a little bright spot to anyone’s day!

  15. I agree – sometimes simple is the best. Love this!

  16. I make these with peanut butter. They are simple and amazing. Just about to make another batch

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