Maple Almond Butter Cookies

Originally posted Aug. 23, 2009

Not a stick o’ butter, a teaspoon of refined sugar or even a drop of egg is included in these cookies. They prove that you don’t have to trade tasty for healthful.

Maple Almond Butter Cookies

1/2 cup natural almond butter
1/2 cup maple syrup
3 tablespoons canola oil
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup chopped or sliced almonds

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

In a large bowl, combine almond butter, maple syrup, canola oil and almond extract until well blended. In a separate bowl, mix together pastry flour, baking soda and salt. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, along with almonds, and stir until just combined. Let sit for 5 minutes.

Roll heaping tablespoons of dough into balls, flatten to about 1/3 inch and place onto cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes. Makes 18 cookies.

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