I will be the first to admit that peanut butter cookies are the bees knees. What is it about the flavor of peanut butter that makes it so tasty? I don’t have the answer but I do know that peanut butter will always be my favorite nut butter.
But, wait! Because that is not why we’re here today. No, today we’re here to show some love to peanut butter’s sister – almond butter.
Before we dive into this recipe, you may (or may not) have noticed that it’s been a while since you’ve received a new recipe for me. Sometimes I look back upon my weeks and I am honestly stunned at how quickly they pass by. Between the start of a new school year and my need for a good night’s sleep (I am for a 9 o’clock bedtime 🙂 ), I am having difficulty finding time to make my recipes, test them, and photograph them … this being especially hard with the dwindling daylight hours. Anywho, what I’m really trying to say here is I’m working on a more consistent schedule that will hopefully benefit me and you. And thanks for your understanding.
Now, onto the cookies!
These cookies serve a few different purposes, in my opinion. First, and probably the main reason for making and eating any cookie really, they’re delicious. Like, chewy – sweet – nutty – I wonder how many is too many– kind of delicious. Second, they have 3/4 of a cup of almond butter AND are made with almond flour, which means they are packing a serious protein punch. And finally, my personal favorite purpose, these almond butter cookies make a lovely after dinner dessert (obviously) but they also make an AMAZING breakfast! Yep! You + coffee + cookies = morning magic!
Oh, hey, did I forget to mention that in ALLLL of these cookies there is only a measly 1/4 cup of honey? Ha! Isn’t that crazy?! I’m telling you, when you start using less sweetener – particularly white sugar – you really don’t need it, or miss it for that matter. And the sweetness is there, I promise! You really will taste the honey. Give it a try, let me know what you think.
One final note and then you can get busy in the kitchen. I undercooked these a little – well, undercooked for me. You see, I prefer a crispy cookie and Nate opts for a soft and chewy cookie. So, this time, I went for a chewy cookie … marriage is all about compromises. 😉