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Chocolate Almond Butter Cookies Recipe


Chocolate Almond Butter Cookies Recipe

Credit: Lisa Guy

These moreish almond butter cookies topped with melted dark chocolate are a healthy twist on a much-loved Danish treat. These cookies are full of protein to build and regenerate the body, along with zinc and calcium for a strong functioning immune system and healthy bones. Including protein-rich snacks in the diet can help control blood sugar levels and curb sugar cravings.

Makes: 16

GF, V

Ingredients

Method

  • 1½ cup almond flour
  • 3 tbsp coconut flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • Pinch sea salt
  • ½ cup almond butter
  • 1/3 cup organic butter, melted or coconut oil for a dairy-free option
  • 1/3 cup raw honey or 100% maple syrup
  • 1½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 organic egg
  • ½ cup good-quality dark chocolate pieces
  • Handful crushed nuts (pistachio, almond, hazelnut)
  1. Preheat your oven to 160°C and line a cookie tray with baking paper.
  2. In a medium bowl combine almond and coconut flour, baking soda and sea salt.
  3. In another bowl combine almond butter, butter, honey, vanilla extract and egg.
  4. Pour wet ingredients into dry and combine.
  5. Roll mixture into 2 tbsp balls and then place them on your baking tray. Flatten them down and neaten up the edges with the back of a fork.
  6. Place your cookies in the oven for 10-12 mins until they start to go golden brown.
  7. Allow your cookies to cool completely before spreading the bottoms with melted chocolate. Top with crushed nuts and place in the fridge to set.



 

Lisa Guy

Lisa Guy is a respected Sydney-based naturopath, author and passionate foodie with 16 years of clinical experience. She runs a naturopathic clinic in Rose Bay called Art of Healing and is the founder of Bodhi Organic Tea.

Lisa is a great believer that good wholesome food is one of the greatest pleasures in life and the foundation of good health. Lisa encourages her clients to get back to eating what nature intended: good, clean, wholesome food that’s nutrient-rich and free from high levels of sugars, harmful fats, artificial additives and pesticides. Her aim is to change the way people eat, cook and think about food.

Lisa is an avid health writer, being a regular contributor to The Sunday Telegraph's Body and Soul, and leading magazines including WellBeing. Lisa is an author of five books to date, including My Goodness: all you need to know about children’s health and nutrition , Pregnancy Essentials, Heal Yourself, Listen to your Body and Healthy Skin Diet .