Anita Mirchandani

Registered Dietitian, Certified Fitness Professional

Recipe: Almond Butter Thumbprint Cookies

My inspiration for these cookies came from a bottle of unused *homemade* almond butter and the fact that my little man wants cookies ALL.THE.TIME.  (Thanks Peppa for your not so desirable dietary habits)

I created a simple recipe with minimal ingredients and Voila! –> a tasty and nutritious snack for the family.  Almonds are a dietary source of Vitamin E (antioxidant), healthy fat, fiber and protein.  They’ll fill you up and satisfy you a lot longer in comparison to flour based cookie alternatives.  And with anything, portion control is key so stick to the serving size of two cookies.

Almond Butter Thumbprint Cookies

Ingredients

1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour

1 cup whole wheat flour

1 cup crushed almonds

1 cup almond butter, room temperature

2 tablespoons butter, unsalted

7 tablespoons brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon almond extract

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Mix all-purpose flour, almonds, butter, sugar, vanilla extract, and almond extract in a large bowl until well blended.
  3. Roll the dough into one inch sized balls and place 2 inches apart onto an ungreased baking sheet.
  4. Bake until golden brown, approximately 15 minutes.

If you bake these, let me know how yours turn out! Drop a comment below. 

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