Almond Butter Cookies

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Almond Butter Cookies
California Almonds

A whole-wheat and almond butter version of the Chinese cookie classic. These treats are an ideal partner-in-cookie-crime to a cold glass of milk or a cup of afternoon tea. 

36
Servings
84
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients
Makes
36 cookies

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 3/4 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 Cup whole-wheat pastry flour, or regular whole-wheat flour
  • 3/4 Teaspoons salt
  • 1 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 Cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 Cups smooth, unsalted almond butter
  • 1/3 Cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/3 Cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 36 whole almonds, about a heaping 1/4 cup

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Spray 2 baking sheets with cooking spray.

In a large bowl whisk together the flours, salt, and baking soda. In another large bowl beat together the butter, almond butter, and sugars until fluffy. Add the vanilla and egg and beat until well combined. Gradually stir in the flour mixture, bending well.

Shape the dough into ¾-inch balls, and place on the baking sheets. Place an almond in center of each cookie and press down lightly. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.

Almond Shopping Tip

Whenever possible, purchase whole, not presliced or chopped nuts. They have a longer shelf life.

Almond Cooking Tip

Toasting your nuts helps release essential oils and intensifies their flavor.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
5g
8%
Sugar
4g
N/A
Saturated Fat
1g
6%
Cholesterol
8mg
3%
Protein
2g
4%
Carbs
8g
3%
Vitamin A
13µg
1%
Vitamin E
2mg
8%
Vitamin K
0.2µg
0.2%
Calcium
25mg
3%
Fiber
1g
3.9%
Folate (food)
5µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
12µg
3%
Folic acid
4µg
N/A
Iron
0.4mg
2.5%
Magnesium
21mg
5%
Monounsaturated
3g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.5mg
2.3%
Phosphorus
43mg
6%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
62mg
2%
Sodium
41mg
2%
Sugars, added
4g
N/A
Zinc
0.3mg
2%

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