Saturday, August 25, 2012

Chocolate Almond Oatmeal Cookie Recipe


Don't worry. I'm not going to make myself sound crazy by telling you that I've already started holiday baking. But I'm not going to lie either. I may have started thinking about holiday cookies, and I may have already browsed my baking list from last year to see what I want to repeat. Maybe.

Okay, I'm not ready for the holidays, but I am ready for fall. Instead of going straight into the pumpkin and sweet potatoes, I thought I'd ease in, at least in terms of recipes. A little comforting oatmeal, nuts, and something to satisfy a chocolate craving.



This was my first time using almond butter in cookies and I loved the result. My husband described these as having the flavor of a no-bake cookie, yet lighter, and of course, baked. Despite it still being summer, these were worth firing up the oven.

Chocolate Almond Oatmeal Cookies


1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup mascavo (or muscovado) sugar
3/4 cup Demerara (or raw) sugar
2 eggs
1/4 cup raw, unsalted almond butter
1 tsp almond extract
1 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup chopped almonds

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

In the bowl of a mixer add the butter and sugars. Mix on medium to medium high and cream well; about 2 minutes. Mix in the eggs, and add the almond butter and almond extract. Mix for one minute more.

In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, oats, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Slowly add to the wet ingredients, mixing on low. Mix just until all ingredients are incorporated. Stir in the almonds.

Using a cookie scoop or spoon, place the cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8 minutes. Remove from the baking sheet and place on a cooling rack. Makes 2 to 2 1/2 dozen cookies.

10 comments:

MelindaRD said...

These look awesome! Made with 3 of my favorite ingredients, so I am sure I would love these. Maybe when I get back from Australia I will give them a try...assuming it has cooled off enough here to use the oven. We have no A/C!

lisa is cooking said...

These sound great with the almond butter and mix of sugars! And, I like the idea of easing into fall. This looks like a fantastic way to end summer.

Ruth Martins said...

Yum! they look delicious. I've never used almond butter myself but this has really inspired me!

Lori said...

Melinda - Thanks! Hope you had fun in Australia!

Lisa - I hadn't used almond butter in baking before, but I really liked it. A nice change from pb.

Ruth - Thanks! Definitely give it a try!

Lori said...

Melinda - Thanks! Hope you had fun in Australia!

Lisa - I hadn't used almond butter in baking before, but I really liked it. A nice change from pb.

Ruth - Thanks! Definitely give it a try!

eatingRD said...

I'm looking forward to a little cool down here as well. Can't believe summer is just about over. These cookies look so delicious! Can't go wrong with chocolate :)

Cathleen said...

I have never tried almond butter either, but this looks great! What a combination!

Diana @ Spain in Iowa said...

Man Lori, these look great! I'm going to have to put these on my schedule this week.

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Dont think i can find almond butter here, no chance to try out this good looking cookies!

Eliana said...

These look sinfully delicious. And I think they qualify as breakfast food.