Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Trim Down Tuesday: Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

These chocolate chip cookies are paleo-friendly, gluten free, and quite frankly.... I think they're better than "real" chocolate chip cookies. 

I found this recipe on pinterest over four years ago, and they're still one of my #1 go-to guilt-free indulgences. What makes them even better? They're made with 6 ingredients, and 4 out of the 6 you probably already have in your kitchen. 

So there's really no excuse to NOT give these a try. 

I fed these to Jeff and his roommate the other night and they were huge fans. Jeff also said he liked them better than the real thing. These cookies are no joke. 

What You'll Need

1 cup almond butter (I prefer Justin's brand)
1 egg
1/4 cup honey
1 tsp baking soda
pinch of salt
1/2 cup of dark chocolate chips

What You'll Do

Mix together the almond butter, egg, honey, baking soda, and salt until the ingredients form a batter. 

Mix in dark chocolate chips. 

Spoon dollops (yes, dollops) of dough onto a prepared cookie sheet (foil + olive oil).

Bake at 350 degrees for 8-9 minutes (until the edges look cooked). Then let the cookies "set" on the pan while cooling. 

Disclaimer: these cookies won't look cooked when you pull them out. Walk away, let them cool, and come back and they'll look like sure-fire cookies. 

And there you go! Simple, no sugar, real food, and will cure any and every sweet tooth. 

Oh - and you're going to want a glass of milk with these. Whether it's almond milk or real milk, your call. I won't tell :) 

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Until next time,


  1. Mmmm! I'm really not a cookie girl, but these look scrumptious!