Chocolate Chip Almond Butter Cookies

Chewy almond butter cookies with chocolate chips!

Hello, my name is Karly and I’m an almond butter addict. It’s been…23 seconds since I last stuck a spoon in the jar of almond butter and licked it clean.

I wasn’t always this way. I once was a normal, respectable human being.

Okay, wait. Back up. That’s a lie. I’ve always been the type of person to dip a spoon into jars of good stuff and then lick it clean when no one was looking. Usually, though, my dipping was limited to peanut butter. Or Biscoff spread. Or Nutella. Whatever, so I have a problem. Admitting it is the first step.

Chewy almond butter cookies with chocolate chips!

Then I discovered almond butter.

I’m going to be super uncool and risk getting kicked out of the food bloggers’ club, but I actually prefer the more processed almond butter. The all-natural kind is just too oily and gritty for me. I mean, every now and then it’s good on some toast or a bagel, but for licking off a spoon? I’ll take the processed kind every day of the week. Jif makes a lovely version that is both affordable-ish and perfectly smooth and creamy.

So, anyway, all of my dipping spoons were dirty, so I had to resort to baking with my almond butter instead of eating it plain. I was prepared to throw myself to the ground and scream and kick about that unexpected turn of events, but then I figured that cookies would cheer me up, so I just preheated my oven instead.

Chewy almond butter cookies with chocolate chips!

These are delightful little cookies. So moist and rich and chewy, much like a good peanut butter cookie, but with more depth of flavor from the almond butter. They tasted a little more fancy and grown up to me.  Wait. Is “grown up” actually a flavor? It is now, friends. It is now.

Anyway, these were made with the processed almond butter I mentioned above. I do not know if this will work with the all-natural almond butter, but my guess is no. If you can find an all-natural no-stir variety then give it a try, but I make no guarantees as I haven’t tried it myself. Basically, what I”m saying is don’t come yell at me if your cookies turn into grease puddles, k?

Chewy almond butter cookies with chocolate chips!

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Chocolate Chip Almond Butter Cookies

Yield: 3 dozen

Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup almond butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 3/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups chocolate chip, any variety

Directions:

In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter, almond butter, and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg. Stir in the vanilla.
In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add to the creamed mixture and beat until well combined.
Stir in the chocolate chips.
Chill the dough for at least 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Drop spoonfuls of dough onto baking sheet 2 inches apart and bake for 8 minutes exactly.
Let the cookies set on the baking sheet for 5 minutes to set up before transferring to a wire cooling rack.

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16 Responses to “Chocolate Chip Almond Butter Cookies”

  1. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness August 18, 2014 @ 5:27 am (#
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    We are TOTALLY on the same spoon-into-container wave-length.
    I used to be ALL about peanut butter….until I met almond buttah…now I can’t stop sticking it in my face!
    And in a cookie? GAH. This is amazing! Pinned!

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  2. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar August 18, 2014 @ 6:51 am (#
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    Gah! I want these for breakfast!! Such a yummy flavour combo :)

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  3. Melanie @ Carmel Moments August 18, 2014 @ 8:28 am (#
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    Just gorgeous! Definitely a winner.
    Pinning.
    Happy Monday friend!

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  4. marcie August 18, 2014 @ 10:45 am (#
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    I never EVER thought I’d replace peanut butter with almond butter, and then it happened. I make almond butter weekly, and I love baking with it. I have yet to make cookies with it yet, so these I’ve got to try! Pinning.

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    Karly Reply:

    @marcie,

    I haven’t tried making my own yet, but I’ll have to! Sounds delicious!

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  5. Judi August 18, 2014 @ 5:53 pm (#
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    Karma! I’m packing up my kitchen cupboards to get ready for my mini remodel. I can checking dates and pitching stuff I got with great intentions but never got around to making. I came across a jar of almond butter. It was pretty costly so refused to part with it. It’s been sitting on my counter for two weeks and today this recipe appears. It’s karma, and karma will be baking tonight!

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    Karly Reply:

    @Judi,

    Yay! Hope you enjoyed these!

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  6. Carol at Wild Goose Tea August 18, 2014 @ 8:20 pm (#
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    There is no doubt that these aren’t super delicious. I bake a lot of cookies. I have never done a cookie with almond butter. I am likin’ the idea! I pinned it.

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  7. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust August 18, 2014 @ 8:54 pm (#
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    Oh my gosh me too. I can’t even open the jar. I’d totally fight you for these. :)

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  8. Sharon @ What The Fork Food Blog August 19, 2014 @ 1:01 pm (#
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    Almond butter is divine, and in a cookie?! Might just be the best thing ever.

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  9. The Domestic Rebel August 19, 2014 @ 6:01 pm (#
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    Oh mah goooooosh, these look so fat and plush — I want fifteen.

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  10. Rivki Locker August 19, 2014 @ 8:13 pm (#
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    This looks amazing. Bookmarking! Is there a brand of almond butter you prefer? Some tend to get really separated…

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    Karly Reply:

    @Rivki Locker,

    I like Jif brand. :)

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  11. Joanne August 21, 2014 @ 11:07 am (#
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    I, too, love me some almond butter…but EXPENSIVE. I’m going to have to look out for that Jif version. These might warrant a trip to the grocery store today, in fact…

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    Karly Reply:

    @Joanne,

    Yes! Jif is still pretty pricey!

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  12. Kayle (The Cooking Actress) August 21, 2014 @ 9:00 pm (#
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    ooooooooooooooh I love how gooey and delish these cookies look! I’m an almond butter addict as well as a ccc addict so these are my brand of crack :P

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