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Flourless Almond butter Chocolate chunk Cookies

Nicoletta October 21, 2020

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Flourless Almond butter Chocolate chunk Cookies. These flourless cookies have crispy edges, a soft gooey center, pools of dark chocolatey goodness, with just a hint of sea saltiness on top. Furthermore, they have the right amount of decadence with a side of wholesomeness. Try it, you will love how easy, fast, and delicious they are! 

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For one thing, I don’t like cookies that are neither too dry nor too chewy, and especially not too sweet. In general, when I bake, I am always trying to find a balance between what is good and what is good for you. Hence, these cookies have the best of both worlds: they are enough decadent to satisfy your sweet cravings while being a little on the healthier side. Indeed, they were highly appreciated by grown-ups and kids alike!

[This post was first published on  Feb 15, 2015, it has been updated for pictures and writing]

 

 

Flourless Almond butter Chocolate chunk Cookies

The ingredients

Specifically, these flourless cookies have all the goodness of regular chocolate chip cookies but are naturally gluten-free. You will need:

  • Almond butter, natural, organic. As well as almonds, almond butter is considered a healthy food choice. It provides that healthy fat not typically found in foods high in saturated fats and you get your intake of vitamin E, potassium, magnesium, iron, calcium, and phosphorus. 
  • Egg. You can try using a flax egg if you want to make it vegan. 
  • Sugar. I use muscovado sugar, or coconut sugar, or brown sugar.
  • Vanilla extract
  • Baking soda
  • Dark chocolate chunks. I used a dark chocolate bar 72% cocoa. You could also use dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips.
  • A sprinkle of fleur de sel is totally optional but it exalts the chocolate flavor.

Overall, with just a few good ingredients and in less than 30 minutes, you and your family can enjoy these amazing almond butter chocolate chunk cookies.

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Easy preparation

Without a doubt, these flourless cookies are also fast and easy to make. There is no need for an electric mixer, just a medium bowl, a spatula, measuring cups/spoons, and two baking sheets lined with parchment or a silicone mat.

Step by step

  1. First, preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) and line two baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  2. Next, in a medium bowl mix the almond butter and the brown sugar. Add the egg, the vanilla, the baking soda, and stir.
  3. After, add the dark chocolate chunks (or chips) and blend until combined.
  4. Then, scoop the dough (about a tablespoon) onto the prepared baking sheets (I usually do not flatten them).
  • Lastly, sprinkle a tiny bit of fleur de sel on top of the cookies (optional but recommended). I used a blackberry fleur de sel.
  • Finally, cook in the oven, on the middle rack, for about 10 minutes. After that, allow the cookies to cool for 5-10 minutes on the baking sheet before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

What chocolate to use?

By all means, you can use either dark chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate to make these cookies. It goes really well with the almond butter and makes cookies that are not too sweet. As for chocolate chips or chunks, I prefer chocolate chunks to chocolate chips, and in our house, we always have good quality dark chocolate bars with at least 70 % cocoa. Dark chocolate is actually good for you, it is loaded with antioxidants and beneficial nutrients. Equally important, the chocolate chunks create puddles of chocolate heaven when they melt. 

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The taste test

In a word, I couldn’t ask for a better cookie to satisfy my sweet craving. They have crispy edges, a soft gooey center, luscious pools of melted dark chocolate, with just a hint of sea saltiness on top. 

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In conclusion, these cookies have the right amount of decadence with a side of wholesomeness. Try it, you will love how easy, fast, and delicious they are! 

Enjoy!

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Flourless Almond butter Chocolate chunk Cookies

  • Author: Nicoletta
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 18 medium cookies 1x
  • Category: Dessert, cookies
  • Method: Baking

Description

These flourless cookies have crispy edges, a soft gooey center, pools of dark chocolate, with just a hint of sea saltiness on top. Try it, you will love how easy, fast, and delicious they are! 


Ingredients

  • 1 cup natural almond butter (at room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup muscovado sugar (or coconut sugar, or brown sugar)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chunks or chips
  • a tiny sprinkle of fleur de sel or sea salt for the topping (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) and line two baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  2. First, in a medium bowl mix the almond butter and the sugar.
  3. Next, add the egg, the vanilla, the baking soda.
  4. Lastly, add the dark chocolate chunks and blend until combined.
  5. Scoop the dough (about a tablespoon) onto the prepared baking sheets. Do not flatten.
  6. Optional, sprinkle a tiny bit of fleur de sel or sea salt on top of the cookies.
  7. Cook in the oven, on the middle rack, for about 10 minutes.

Enjoy!


Notes

Allow the cookies to cool for 5-10 minutes on the baking sheet before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
In order to keep them fresh longer, you can store them in an airtight container.

They freeze well wrapped in plastic wrap and placed in a Ziploc bag.

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20 Comments

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    Reply Candice October 26, 2020 at 4:37 pm

    The chocolate chunks in these cookies melt so perfectly and are gooey and delicious. The almond butter is so good in here with the chocolate, too. Great cookies… will be making these again!

    • Nicoletta
      Reply Nicoletta October 28, 2020 at 1:20 pm

      Thanks! They’re one of those cookies that you want to make again and again!

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    Reply Bernice Hill October 26, 2020 at 6:10 pm

    To look at these cookies, you’d never know they were flourless! They look absolutely amazing and so tempting. I like that they’re packed full of flavour and not too sweet.

    • Nicoletta
      Reply Nicoletta October 28, 2020 at 1:21 pm

      Thanks! They are so decadent with those chocolate chunks and have a great texture. Plus, my main thing, not too sweet.

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    Reply Colleen October 26, 2020 at 6:50 pm

    Best of both worlds, for sure! These cookies will be such a hit at my house. I can’t wait to make this recipe, thank you!

    • Nicoletta
      Reply Nicoletta October 28, 2020 at 1:22 pm

      Thank you! They were a hit even with the little ones! Hope you try it!

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    Reply Marta October 26, 2020 at 7:30 pm

    I loved the gooeyness of these cookies. I haven’t used almond butter in my baking in way too long.

    • Nicoletta
      Reply Nicoletta October 28, 2020 at 1:22 pm

      Thanks! It’s a such a great flour substitute in baking!

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    Reply Valerie Skinner October 30, 2020 at 6:42 am

    I love how creamy and dense almond butter makes a cookie. I am definitely going to make these for my son this holiday season!

    • Nicoletta
      Reply Nicoletta November 2, 2020 at 8:12 am

      Thanks! The texture of these cookies is awesome, and the almond/chocolate flavor is unbeatable!

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    Reply Tammy October 30, 2020 at 1:49 pm

    Mmm I love almond butter cookies! I love nut butter cookies in general but these look so wonderful with the bits of dark chocolate and salt!

    • Nicoletta
      Reply Nicoletta November 2, 2020 at 8:13 am

      Thank you! Nut butter cookies are awesome, especially with a touch of chocolate 😉 .

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    Reply Heidy November 1, 2020 at 5:18 am

    These Flourless Almond butter Chocolate chunk Cookies were so outstanding! The kids and I devoured them up pretty fast, so I thought of making a double batch next time. Passing this recipe link on to a few friends.

    • Nicoletta
      Reply Nicoletta November 2, 2020 at 8:14 am

      Even our granddaughter loved them and grown-ups enjoyed them too 😉 . A success. Thank you!

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    Reply Jenny November 1, 2020 at 8:08 am

    Your almond butter cookies thrilled everyone in our house. Made them yesterday as a treat and they are absolutely delicious. The chocolate chunks and almind butter are such a great combination of flavors. And they were easy to make. Thanks so much for such a great recipe.

    • Nicoletta
      Reply Nicoletta November 2, 2020 at 8:15 am

      Thank you! So easy to make, and quite delicious, eh? Glad everyone enjoyed them.

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    Reply Moop Brown November 1, 2020 at 9:17 pm

    Yum- these look tasty and super easy to make. Love the use of almond butter- I need to start incorporating it into more of my recipes as well!

    • Nicoletta
      Reply Nicoletta November 2, 2020 at 8:15 am

      Thank you! Yes, they are quite easy and fast, plus almond butter is so good for you. Hope you try it!

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    Reply Connie November 1, 2020 at 10:38 pm

    I never thought of using almond butter as more like a replacement for traditional butter fat. Feel less guilty for eating them. Your cookies are amazing!

    • Nicoletta
      Reply Nicoletta November 2, 2020 at 8:16 am

      You actually avoid using flour, too 😉 . Quite healthy and sooo delicious! Thanks!

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