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Almond Butter Cookies

Servings 16 cookies


  • 1 cup almond butter natural
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup oat flour
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt omit if your almond butter has salt in the ingredients
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to to 350 degrees.
  • Combine all ingredients, except chocolate chips, in a large bowl. Mix well. Dough will be stiff like the consistency of play dough.
  • Mix or knead in the chocolate chips.
  • Roll into 16 balls - about 1 1/2 Tbsp of dough each. Place balls on baking sheet. Press down on the top of the balls to flatten. Cookies won't spread much so shape them as desired before baking.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes.


Athletes: I cannot say it enough. The appetite of a training athlete can be insatiable! These high healthy fat cookies are a great way to get your sweet tooth fix while keeping that appetite in check. And a day without something sweet, ain't so sweet for the athletes in our house.
Healthy Eating: I often see people missing something super important in their healthy eating journey. Healthy fats. The unhealthy fats are much more plentiful in the typical American diet, and as people start to cut down on these unhealthy fats, they often forget to look for sources of healthy fats. Healthy fats keep our appetite in check and provide essential nutrients to our bodies. Why not get them in cookie form once and awhile!?
Kids: Not to point fingers, but.... my son was a major player in the first batch of these cookies disappearing. He also had a blast helping me make them. So, kid tested - mom approved.
Other Thoughts:
  • I made my own oat flour. Just throw quick oats in the blender until a flour forms. If you don't want to do that, you can buy oat flour in the store. Or, other flours such as almond, coconut, or garbanzo bean should work well. Although, I have not tried them. I also think just using 1/2 cup of whole quick oats would work - the texture will just be different.
  • Use gluten free oats, if needed.
  • Use dairy free chocolate chips or chop a 70% cocoa chocolate bar, if needed.