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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Clean Eat Recipe :: Chocolate Chip Almond Butter Cookies

Wow!  Just Delicious!  This is another recipe I made for Jim's birthday celebration and boy where they a big hit!  (Even approved by the Southern Mother-in-Law and Father-in-Law!)

Remember, just because it's clean and isn't full of processed junk, you still need to be conscious of the total amount of calories you are consuming.  Each of these bad boys have about 110 calories.  Not bad for a snack once in a while, but pop 4 or 5 of them and you have wasted a good bit of your daily caloric intake. You will get nowhere with your health and fitness goals if you are indulging in too many of our Clean Eat Treats!

Chocolate Chip Almond Butter Cookies (Gluten Free)
source: The Best of Clean Eating Magazine, 2010


1 cup Almond Butter, stirred well
3/4 cup Sucanat Sugar
1 large egg
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp sea salt
3 oz dark chocolate (try Lindt Extra Dark Chocolate 85% Cocoa), broken into small pieces

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. In a medium bowl, combine the first five ingredients until blended. Stir in Chocolate.
3. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls on to parchment lined baking sheets (non-stick pans work incredibly well also!).
4. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.
5. Let cool on baking sheets for five minutes. Remove to a wire rack and let cool for 15 more minutes.

Yields approximately 24 cookies.

He & She Tip: Freeze your left over cookies by wrapping each one individually. When you are looking for a special treat, unwrap one and eat it before it thaws. A little piece of Heaven on Earth!

Mets: (per cookie)
Calories: 95
Protein: 3g
Fat: 6g
Carbs: 9g

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Happy Baking!

*Source: The Best of Clean Eating, 2010.


  1. Congrats on choosing a healthier lifestyle! And thanks for sharing your journey with us. Keep up the good work!

  2. What can I use in place of the sucanat?

    1. Hi Meghan! You could also use Demerara sugar. If you do not mind using it, you could use the Ideal Brown Sugar blend (personal preference).

  3. Do you happen to know what the nutritional value is?

    1. Ciara,

      The post has been updated. Please see below.

  4. Hi! Could I use Stevia instead of Sucanat? I'm not sure what the conversion for that would be, though...

    1. Hello! You absolutely could! The amount you would use would be the same.

  5. Awesome recipe! I just tweaked it a little to make it vegan. I used crunchy almond butter (yum!), added a few packets of stevia, some agave nectar, and some coconut oil for added flavor. I also added some ground flax and ground chia seeds to substitute for the egg. Realllly yummy and healthy! Thanks guys!

    1. That's a great suggestion! Thanks so much for sharing!

  6. What do you think of coconut sugar?

    1. You could definitely use coconut sugar for this recipe. Just make sure it doesn't have any additives. Likely, it would be about 1/2 cup vs 3/4 cup.

  7. Hi, I can't find sucanat in the UK so I was going to use demerera sugar as a substitute, will this affect the nutritional value? Thank you :)


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