Oh God, I gave my baby sugar, have I created a monster?
I was enjoying one of these delicious cookies and he was screaming his face of with jealousy, I just had to give him some, and after that he was as content as could be.
Truth is, no one can resist cookies like these, there’s no measuring, no dough sitting in the fridge for an hour before you can use it. Literally you just throw 4 or 5 ingredients together (depends whether you want chocolate or not) and presto, chewy, rich and moist cookies. I’m not much of a traditionalist baker so these types of cookies are totally my thang.
Making almond butter is really easy, and can save quite a bit of money considering how expensive it can be, especially organic. I always buy raw nuts in bulk quantities to make things more affordable. Good food can be expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. You can easily make any nut butters in a good food processor, but I’ve got a vita-mix so that’s what I’m going off, the trick to making smooth almond butter in the vitamix is to not process too many almonds at one time. Around a cup of roasted almonds is usually all I do in the blender or it tends to overheat and shut down.
- 2 C raw almonds
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Spread raw almonds on a baking tray and roast until golden and fragrant, about 15 minutes. Toss them around the pan at the midpoint so they don't burn.
- When the almonds have cooled, add half to the vitamix and blend until you achieve a coarse mealy texture. Add salt.
- Next you'll want to keep the vitamix on just below medium speed and use your plunger to push the almond meal down the sides until you start to get a really smooth butter. The longer you blend the smoother your butter will be. Repeat as many times as needed for however many batches you want to make. Roughly 2 cups raw almonds will equate to about a cup of almond butter.
There you have it, pretty easy and definitely better than store-bought. Isn’t it the worst when you buy almond butter and you can tell its been sitting on the shelves for a little too long, major bummer. Plus the smell of roasted nuts is almost as great as the smell of freshly baked cookies.
- 1 C almond butter
- 2 eggs
- 1 Tbs coconut flour
- ½ C coconut sugar or raw cane sugar
- ½ C chocolate chips or a chopped chocolate bar
- pinch of salt
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350F
- Mix all ingredients together until a very sticky dough is formed,top with a piece of chocolate if skipping the chocolate chips.
- Drop by the Tbs onto a parchment lined baking tray and bake for 15 minutes, allow to cool for 20 minutes before transferring onto a plate.