Almond-butter Cookies

This weekend I wanted to bake something other than the usual chocolate chip or sugar cookie. I had also been reading up on making my own almond butter so I started looking for cookie recipes that incorporated it. I found a great base recipe and added a few of my own touches to make the recipe my own; cinnamon, maple syrup and chocolate chips! YUM!

Ingredients

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup maple syrup
2 eggs
1 cup natural almond butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt.
  2. In a large bowl, using a wooden spoon or an electric mixer, beat butter with sugar until creamy, about 1 min.
  3. Beat in egg and yolk, almond butter and vanilla. Using a wooden spoon, gradually stir in flour mixture until just combined.
  4. Scoop about 1 tbsp dough and roll into a ball. Place on a baking sheet. Repeat, placing cookies 2 in. apart. Dip a fork in granulated sugar and press a criss-cross pattern on each ball.
  5. Bake in centre of oven 7 to 8 min. Remove sheet to a rack and leave for 2 min. Cookies will look undercooked, but will continue to bake as they sit. Transfer cookies to a rack to cool completely. Let baking sheet cool before making the next batch.