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Clean Eating Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted May 30 2010 12:00am

Good Morning:

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Sunday morning.  It is another beautiful morning here and it is going to be nice and steamy again today so we are going to be off to swim shortly.  

But before heading out I have had to do a little baking once again.  My husband's question to me this morning was "do you really need to be making chocolate chip cookies before 8:00am?" and my answer was "of course, that is just the kind of gal that I am" and he responded with " oh boy, it is going to be one of those kind of days."  And yes it is!   I am planning on making a Memorial Day Feast today and I am also trying to clear out my pantry and have been wanting to make these 6 ingredient no-flour, dairy-free, low-sugar cookies from the March/April issue of Clean Eating Magazine. So I am actually " killing two birds with one stone" and I let my kids have a cookie for breakfast so everyone is happy.

Clean Eating says, "Six ingredients, two steps and 20 minutes is all you'll need to whip together two dozen of our no-flour, dairy-free, low-sugar cookies."

Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Clean Eating Magazine, March/April 2010
(Makes 24 Cookies)

1 cup unsalted almond butter, stirred well
3/4 cup Sucanat
1 large egg
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp sea salt
3 oz dark chocolate (70% cocoa or greater), broken into small pieces

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a medium bowl. stir together the first 5 ingredients until blended. Stir in chocolate. Drop the dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Let cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes. Remove to a wire rack and let cool for 15 more minutes.

Nutrients per cookie: Calories: 110, Total Fat: 8g, Sat. Fat: 1.5g, Carbs: 10g, Fiber: 1g, Sugars: 3g, Protein: 2g, Sodium: 55mg, Cholesterol: 10mg
These are super simple to make and so far the consensus is that they are "awesome."  I am going to swim my laps first and then bring one for an after after workout snack.
They look amazing.

My breakfast this morning was a bit more traditional and I was actually in the mood for eggs.

2 whole eggs
1 Ezekiel English Muffin drizzled with a bit of honey
Golden Raspberries
Red Raspberries
Fresh Blueberries

Super satisfying and great energy food for swimming.  

I am going to be firing up the grill this afternoon and having a Burger Mania Feast.  It seems every magazine I look at has burgers on the cover and am excited to be making a couple of interesting kind of burgers as well as some other goodies.....

I am off to swim now but check back later.  Have a great day!
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