Sweet Almond Butter Cookies
If you’re looking to impress your current friends or snag some new friends, MAKE THESE COOKIES. I’ve been making a version of these for years for all my friends and family and they are the most requested recipe.
I planned to make these and didn’t have oat or almond flour. I realized that because I had almonds and oats, I could easily whip up the flour! To make oat flour, simply blend your oats in a blender! That’s it! *Same goes for almond flour; blend up almonds in a high speed blender and you have yourself a flour. Some recipes require super fine flours, but I find that for most recipes, the ground up oats and almonds do the trick! And, because most flours come in plastic packaging, making your own from ingredients bought in bulk is a great way to reduce single use plastic.
I hope that you enjoy this recipe as much as my friends and family do!
SWEET ALMOND BUTTER COOKIES
1/2 cup almond butter (I used homemade Almond Butter made in my NutraMilk*)
1/4 cup maple syrup
3 tablespoons virgin coconut oil, softened
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 flax/chia egg (1.5 tsp ground flax seeds + 1.5 tsp chia seeds + 3 tbsp water)
1/2 cup oats
1/4 cup oat flour (aka ground oats!)*
1/4 cup arrowroot flour
1/4 cup almond flour (aka ground almonds)**
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Prepare flax/chia egg by combining 1.5 tsp ground flax seed, 1.5 tsp chia seeds with 3 tbsp of water. Stir to combine and then let sit as you combine the wet ingredients.
In a large bowl, mix together the wet ingredients (almond butter, maple syrup, coconut oil, and vanilla) until smooth. Then mix in the flax/chia egg.
Stir the dry ingredients (oats, oat flour, arrowroot, almond flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt) into the wet mixture, one by one, until combined.
Line a cookie sheet with coconut oil and then form the dough into 2 inch cookies and place them onto the cookie sheet. Press down the dough to flatten the cookies a bit.
Place in the oven and set the oven to 350F. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. For a crispier cookie, bake for longer, ~12-15 minutes.
Once cooked, cool the cookies on the baking sheet for 5 to 6 minutes. Then transfer to a plate and let them cool. (If you don’t let them cool, they’ll be super crumbly).
Take a deep breath and enjoy!
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