Almond Butter Cookies, #CreativeCookieExchange

Awesome Facts About Almond Butter:

Almond Butter is Diabetic Friendly:

  • Almond butter registers a low glycemic index.
  • Translation: Carbohydrates with a low glycemic index is helpful to keeping blood sugar stable.  Ideal for diabetics who need to protect against blood sugar surges.

Almond Butter Contains Anti-Oxidant Agents:

  • Iron and E vitamin, agents of anti-oxidant are in almond butter and keep cells alive and healthy.

Almond Butter’s Magnesium Magic:

  • Magnesium, which supports metabolism – the way the body makes energy for itself – is another component of almond butter.

Almond Butter Tickles Your Taste Buds with Deliciousness.

  • Barney’s, Justin’s or Whole Foods fresh ground, almond butter offers a broad range of yumminess to lovers of anything nutty in creamy or crunchy form!

Mother Nature's almonds are packed with care.
The Ninja Baker's Almond Butter Cookies are filled with lots of love, too. 

Armed with the almond butter factoids above I charged into this month’s “Make Someone’s Day” Creative Cookie Exchange (baking group) assignment with enthusiasm. I was determined to create almond butter cookie happiness. Why? I love almond butter. I love cookies. And I’m always excited to provide goodies that fellow health conscious actors can enjoy at Krater Studios

A Japanese Lunch Box Bento Starring Almond Butter Cookies!

My last big hit was a tray of reduced sugar donuts.  Today’s review of my almond butter cookies were pretty stellar, too. I’d like to thank the Academy for…Tee hee. Truly I do have Liz Berg of That Skinny Chick Can Bake for sharing her peanut butter cookies recipe. I tweaked and converted the recipe on Liz’s site into a heavenly almond butter cookie recipe. The cookies are buttery rich and crisp. (Balanced sorts of crisp; not hard like ginger snaps and not soft like Snickerdoodles.)

The almond cookies are scrumptious!
I won't tell if you sneak an extra one on the sly!

Ninja Note: If you make these delectable almond butter cookies, go for a firmer almond butter like Barney Almond Butter or Justin’s Almond Butter. Others may work as well but I’d definitely siphon the oil slicks off the top.

Almond Butter Cookies

Does your wish list for 2015 include eating in a healthier fashion? Say, hello to almond butter. (See my post notes to find out why.)  Straight from the jar or baked into a cookie, almond butter is awesome! (Do believe the younger people in my life have influenced my vocabulary choices!)

This recipe is adapted from a peanut butter cookies recipe at That Skinny Chick Can Bake.

  • 2½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 sticks of softened butter (I used an 8 ounce bar of unsalted grass-fed Irish dairy farms’ Kerrygold)
  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 1 cup organic light brown sugar
  • ¾ cup organic cane sugar (plus extra for rolling cookie dough balls)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In one bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

Whip up the butter in a kitchen stand mixer with the paddle attachment. Scoop the almond butter into the bowl with the butter. Beat until combined. Add the sugars and keep the paddle whirring for another 5 minutes. Scrape the bowl (and scrape often as you mix in the other ingredients.) Beat in the eggs one at a time. Stir in the vanilla. Slowly incorporate in the dry ingredients.

Chill for two hours or overnight in the refrigerator. Let the dough warm up a few minutes and spoon up tablespoonfuls of almond butter cookie dough. (A mini ice cream scoop does the job perfectly.) Roll the cookie dough balls in the extra sugar. Place on parchment lined cookie sheets. Dip a fork into sugar and flatten the dough balls with a criss-cross design. Or simply flatten the balls with a small glass dipped in sugar. Chill for another two hours or overnight (to avoid excessive spreading while in the oven.) Bake in a 350 degrees oven for 12 minutes or until the edges turn a lovely golden brown.

Makes about 60 petite almond butter cookies



The theme this month is Make Someone’s Day Cookies! We chose someone in our lives that we loved and baked them cookies that they love! Maybe you will feel inspired to bake someone that you love a cookie! If you are a blogger and want to join in the fun, contact Laura at thespicedlife AT gmail DOT com and she will get you added to our Facebook group, where we discuss our cookies and share links. You can also just use us as a great resource for cookie recipes--be sure to check out our Pinterest Board and our monthly posts (you can find all of them here at The Spiced Life). You will be able to find them the first Tuesday after the 15th of each month! Also, if you are looking for inspiration to get in the kitchen and start baking, check out what all of the hosting bloggers have made:

Wishing you and yours health, happiness and harmony in all things.

The Ninja Baker

© ™ Watkinson 2012

The Ninja Baker has guest blogged and contributed recipes to numerous food sites. These additional recipes can be found here.



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