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Almond Butter Cookies

by Jamie on October 21, 2013

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Since I’ve been pregnant, our mealtimes have become pretty monotonous. Like I’ve said before, our Crock-Pot is a permanent fixture on the counter and I feel like we rotate the same breakfasts, dinners and snacks every single week. Even down to the cookie dough that I make Eric – every week, it’s the same ol’ same ol’.

I’m slowly getting my big-bellied self back into the kitchen and within the last week or so, we’ve been trying to mix up mealtime. Seriously, you can only eat Crock-Pot pulled pork and chocolate chips cookies so many times before their deliciousness turns into blah-ness.

Last week, we actually took some time to develop a meal plan (thank you, Pinterest) which included a new pasta dish, soup and of course a new dessert/snack recipe in the form of Almond Butter Cookies. With a little planning and working together in the kitchen, we were out of our mealtime rut in no time.

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The star of our weekly meal plan was definitely this recipe for Almond Butter Cookies. Crunchy Jif Almond Butter paired perfectly with oatmeal and semisweet chocolate to create a deliciously chewy, slightly crunchy, satisfying cookie. They’re perfect for dessert, a lunchtime treat or a 3:00AM snack with an ice cold glass of milk – just sayin’!

Tips for Mixing Up Mealtime

– Use food blogs, Facebook, Pinterest and sites like Jif.com to get a little inspiration. Jot down, Pin or bookmark your favorite recipes to save them for later.

– Get your family in on the planning and cooking action. Get their recipe input and then put them to work in the kitchen – you’re sure to make some amazing memories.

– Scan store shelves for exciting new products like no-stir nut butters from Jif. They’re delicious and a great alternative to peanut butter on everything from toast to apples.

– For more inspiration, visit Jif.com or find them on Facebook and Pinterest.

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Almond Butter Cookies

October 21st, 2013

Yield: 3 dozen cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes plus chill time

Cook Time: 12-15 minutes

Ingredients:

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened

1 cup sugar

1 cup lightly packed light brown sugar

2 large eggs

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 cups quick cooking oatmeal

2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Directions:

1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or in a large bowl with an electric mixer, cream butter, sugar, brown sugar and almond butter until light and fluffy - about 2 minutes. Beat in eggs one at a time and add vanilla extract, mixing until incorporated.

2. In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking soda and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the mixer until they are thoroughly combined. Mix in oats and chocolate chips. Cover and chill dough for at least 3 hours or up to 2 days.

3. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees and line baking sheets with parchment paper. Using a medium cookie scoop (1 1/2 tablespoons), scoop cookie dough onto prepared baking sheets. Bake in preheated oven for 12 - 15 minutes, or until edges are golden brown. Allow cookies to cool on cookie sheets for 5 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

Notes:

Store cooled cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Disclosure: My Baking Addiction has teamed up with Jif to develop recipes using their new no-stir nut butters. This is a sponsored post written as part of that program. All opinions about Jif are my own.


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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar October 22, 2013 at 7:15 am

I absolutely love these!! I need to bake with almond butter more often, but it always just ends up on my apples….need to make this soon!

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Jamie October 22, 2013 at 7:39 pm

Totally guilty! I think I used half a jar on Honeycrisp apples. So good! Thanks so much for stopping by!
-Jamie

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Emily October 22, 2013 at 1:26 pm

These cookies look perfect! Crunchy almond butter?! Amazing! I love that nut butters are gaining in popularity, and it’s great to see that Jif is offering so many options. I have to second your thought on getting the family’s input when meal planning, too. Meals go over a lot easier with a strong willed 4 year old when you can remind her that she picked out the dinner :) Gives them ownership over what they are eating!

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Jamie October 22, 2013 at 7:35 pm

Oh and I can totally see A and C in the kitchen with you cooking away!!! I love these nut butters – so delish!
-Jamie

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Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies October 22, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Oh man, I need these cookies! I love that Jif makes crunchy almond butter. That’s usually pretty hard to find, even at all natural stores.

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Jamie October 22, 2013 at 7:33 pm

I’m kind of addicted to the stuff – soooo good! Thanks for stopping by!
-Jamie

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Christy @ My Invisible Crown October 22, 2013 at 6:29 pm

Oh man how I love a chewy cookie! I’ve been thinking lately I needed a good recipe and this one sounds perfect! Thanks.

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Jamie October 22, 2013 at 7:33 pm

Me toooo! Thanks so much for stopping by!
-Jamie

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Dina October 23, 2013 at 2:44 pm

I love almond butter choc chip cookies. I bet the addition of oatmeal makes them nice and soft!

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Amy November 11, 2013 at 1:03 pm

Is it baking soda or baking powder? Thanks

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Jamie November 11, 2013 at 1:47 pm

Amy-
Thanks so much for pointing out that error. It is baking soda and has been corrected. Have a great day!
-Jamie

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samah December 22, 2013 at 10:09 am

Hi there
I have a smooth and kind of runny almond butter will it be suitable for this recipe?

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Jamie January 10, 2014 at 2:18 pm

Samah, you probably want a creamier, firmer almond butter for this recipe.
– Jamie

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