Cookie Complaints.

Not to name names or anything, but the other night after I had spent a few hours prepping dinner, two people came home, enjoyed the dinner, and then complained that there were no cookies for dessert. I believe one of them actually said, “What no cookies? You are off your game, Chels.” I guess I was off my game because not having a homemade cookie in the house is a crime in my family. So, what did I do yesterday? Yep, baked some cookies. No complaints here.

I mean, can anything go wrong with almond butter, sugar, brown sugar, oats, and cocoa?
 Didn’t think so.
 Let’s see how long I can trick them into thinking that these are actually cookies that are “bad” for you.
I’m pretty sneaky.
Almond Butter Cocoa Cookies (GF):
1 c. raw almond butter
1/2 c. granulated sugar
1/2 c. packed dark brown sugar
2 eggs
1 t. baking soda
1/2 c. gluten-free old fashioned oats
1/2 c. dark cocoa powder 
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
2. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer, fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the almond butter, and sugars together on high until smooth, about 1 minute.
3. Add the eggs and beat again until just incorporated.
4. Add the baking soda, oats, and cocoa powder, mix until just incorporated, scraping down the sides of the bowl, as needed.
5. Using your hands, roll the dough into golf ball sized balls, place on the prepared baking sheet, and flatten with the palm of your hand. Bake for 12-15 minutes, times will vary with oven.
Makes about 16 large cookies.


  1. these look SO good! Love that they are a little healthy as well 🙂

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