Almond Butter Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies (with whole wheat!)

My time in our temporary kitchen is dwindling...thus begins the make-random-stuff-out-of-what-you-have-left stage.  Good thing I have a very non-picky husband!

I looked in my cupboard and I had:  whole wheat flour, oats, almond butter, and dark chocolate chips...
which equals cookies, of course!

I started with a peanut butter cookie recipe from allrecipes.com, substituted almond butter for the peanut butter, and healthified a few things.

Soft and chewy, while crisp on the outside.  We loved them!  And with almond butter, dark chocolate (antioxidants!), whole wheat, and oats...how can you go wrong??

Almond Butter Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 dozen cookies

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup natural almond butter (of course, peanut butter works too)
2 large eggs
1 tsp pure vanilla
1 cup regular whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1 cup dark chocolate chips (I like 60% cacao)

Preheat oven to 375.

Cream together butter, white sugar, brown sugar, and almond butter until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla.

Separately mix flour, baking soda, and salt; then combine with wet mixture. Fold in oats & chocolate chips.

Shape dough into golf-ball size balls and bake on ungreased baking sheet for 8-12 minutes, or until edges begin to brown. Let cool in pan--if you can bear to wait--for 5 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.


Alexis Wade said...

What a delightful cooking blog! These are all fantastic recipies and the pictures are entising! Keep giving us great ideas, Kristin.

Kristin said...

Thank you! I'm glad you're enjoying it.

A Can-Baje in BIM said...

OMG....combo of every single one of my favorite things!!

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