Sunday, June 26, 2011

Almond Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

You've eaten and loved peanut butter cookies. But have you tried almond butter cookies? 
Chewy, nutty, and laced with melty chocolate chunks. These almond butter cookies are a little more sophisticated than the classic American peanut butter cookie we're so familiar with. 

Serve warm from the oven with a tall glass of milk for the perfect afternoon snack. 

Almond Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies
printer-friendly recipe 

makes about 30 cookies 

1 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon fine salt
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
3/4 cup almond butter, at room temperature (I used Trader Joe's Almond Butter with Flax Seeds)
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 organic large egg, at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 (about 2.5 oz) cup dark chocolate, chopped 

Preheat oven to 350°F.
Whisk together the dry ingredients in a medium bowl. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, almond butter, and brown sugar. Stir in the egg and vanilla. Add the flour in thirds and stir until smooth. Fold in the chocolate chunks. Roll the mixture into golf ball–sized balls (about 1 1/2 tablespoons) and slightly flatten. Bake for 10 minutes, in a nonstick baking pan, rotating the pan halfway through baking time. Cool the cookies on a rack before serving.

adapted from, but no longer resembling Gwyneth Paltrow's peanut butter cookies 


  1. looks fantastic, but than so does all you touch~

  2. who doesn't love cookies?? These look delicious :)

  3. a perfect treat, the certainly look delish

  4. I love almond butter - and I can actually afford it at Costco! These look delicious. I told my hubby about limoncello and he was psyched!

  5. I think the folks at the office might like these. We always love a treat.

  6. No I have never tried almond butter cookies but looks like I need to asap!

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  8. Okay darling, I just fit into my white jeans, what are you trying to do? OMGOSH these look yummy. I can't find those straws anywhere here.. gah

  9. I have never tried Almond Butter in cookies! These look wonderful!

  10. Well, hello Almond Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookie!!! My name is Val and I want to eat a dozen of you with my morning coffee. NOM

  11. How did I miss this post!?! These cookies are going on my lengthy "to bake" list!


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