Last week jars of PB Crave Cookie Nookie, Trader Joe’s Creamy PB, Almond Naturally More AB, and Jif Creamy Natural PB made it into our house and somehow, today they all made it out – into the recycle bin!
But, wait, I did not walk around with an open jar and spoon – instead I put some of the nut butter to good use – converted some of it into AB/Jelly muffins and PB Chocolate chip and coconut cookies which was a combination first suggested by Arman (recipes soon to follow) and these Almond Butter, Chocolate Chip Cookies!
This cookie recipe is the exact same as my favorite Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe with the substitution of Almond Naturally More AB for the PB, which was a very pleasant first for me
In trying to figure out the origins of almond butter, I was surprised to learn that almonds contain more fiber, calcium, potassium, iron, manganese and protein than an equal amount of peanuts, with about half the saturate fat content! While almonds are native to the middle east and widely used in Moroccan, Indian, Iranian, Italian and Pakistani dishes, I simply could not seem to find out the humble beginnings of almond butter – which enables PB allergy sufferers to enjoy cookies such as these!
Hoping yalls weekends are off to a wonderful start, and
Hoping yall might have some idea as to the origins of almond butter that yall wouldn’t mind sharing
- 1/2 of a 16 oz jar of Almond Naturally More AB
- 4 heaping tablespoons of brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla
- 1 egg
- a whole handful of chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 370 degrees.
- Mix all the ingredients (saving a few chocolate chips to top the cookies with): mix the almond butter, egg, sugar, vanilla and chocolate chips – the mix starts off a little wet, but as the ingredients incorporate, it thickens up.
- Roll into balls of your size preference
- Flatten slightly and bake for 10-12 minutes
- Decorate with the rest of the chocolate chips and let cool slightly
- This cookie has NO flour and very little sugar, and I have found that as it cools it seems to taste sweeter.