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Celebrating Our Blog’s Debut with Chocolate Dipped Almond Butter Cookies

10.06.14

Hi Beautifuls!
Welcome to our newly revamped health blog. We are super proud of all the hard work we put in to bring our passion for health, delicious food, and nutrition education to life. We hope you are as excited as we are. We chose to debut our blog with this delicious cookie recipe because we believe it describes our view on health perfectly. This cookie is both nutritious and delicious. The almonds provide protein and healthy fat while the chocolate adds just a touch of sweetness and fun. Likewise, we believe that being healthy does not have to mean living a life of deprivation, only consuming bland foods or, dare we say, being a party pooper. In fact, it means just the opposite! Living a “glistening” life means enjoying the food you eat, feeling the best you have ever felt, and having a zest for life.

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We promise to give you simple, easy to make recipes that are just as delicious as they are healthy.  Besides, when you start with good ingredients you don’t have to do much to make them taste divine.

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Chocolate Dipped Almond Butter Cookies with Sea Salt
 
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The original cookie recipe calls for peanut butter but we chose to substitute almond butter because almonds contain two times more iron and five times more calcium than peanuts. Maple syrup is used instead of refined sugar and when mixed with the almond butter and a dash of vanilla extract, the batter smells similar to caramel! Needless to say, these cookies are culinary works of art from start to finish.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Gluten-Free
Serves: 36
Ingredients
  • ⅔ cup natural crunchy almond butter
  • ⅔ cup pure maple syrup
  • 4 Tbsp + ½ Tbsp cold pressed coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp aluminum free baking powder
  • ½ tsp fine sea salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1¼ cup gluten-free old-fashion rolled oats, ground into flour
  • 1½ cups gluten-free old-fashion rolled oats
  • ½ 65-70% dark chocolate bar
  • Coarse sea salt for topping
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease with melted coconut oil.
  3. Measure out the almond butter and maple syrup and add to a medium sized bowl.
  4. Add 4 Tbsp melted coconut oil and whisk until the mixture is well blended.
  5. Use the whisk to beat in the egg until incorporated then whisk in the vanilla, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  6. Using a rubber spatula or wooden spoon, stir in ground oats and whole oats until evenly combined.
  7. Drop cookie dough onto prepared baking sheets using a tablespoon.
  8. Bake cookies for 12 minutes. The cookies will be a gorgeous golden brown.
  9. Remove from the oven and let cool completely.
  10. In a glass measuring cup, microwave ½ chocolate bar and ½ Tbsp of coconut oil for 30 seconds. Stir until smooth. Let cool about 5 minutes.
  11. Carefully dip half of the cookie in the melted chocolate mixture and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Sprinkle with coarse sea salt or kosher salt.
  12. Place cookies in freezer for at least 5 minutes to set the chocolate.
  13. Enjoy with almond milk if desired.

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2 comments on “Celebrating Our Blog’s Debut with Chocolate Dipped Almond Butter Cookies”

  1. Hi, Breah! Hi, Sam! ~ LOVE your new website and recipes!!! Forwarding the link to all my foodie friends! 🙂
    I plan to make your almond butter cookies soon and your banana/zucchini muffins (both to eat AND share!) when my bananas are ‘ready’ (no ‘death-by-freezer’ here!). XOXO M

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