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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Clean Eating Magazine's Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have been really trying to eat as clean as possible lately and I picked up the latest issue of Clean Eating Magazine  at Books a Million on Friday. 

While thumbing through it, I noticed a review of the Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe from the March/April 2010 issue of Clean Eating Magazine.   My guests that are visiting for the weekend also try to eat healthy too so I thought this would be a great recipe to try.  I was right.  These turned out really well.   They were a little crumbly but were nice and soft.   If you want a good cookie that also happens to be gluten free, you should give these a try.  Everyone agreed that they were yummy!  They definitely didn't last long. 

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

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

NOTE:  My almond butter was salted so I omitted the sea salt from this recipe.  I also used 85% Lindt chocolate.  70% might have tasted even better.  I just didn't have any.  85% was the lowest that I had.  I'll be trying these again soon, I'm sure.    My cookies turned out darker than the picture in the magazine.  I think maybe my sucanat was darker than the what was used to make these.  That's my guess.    It didn't appear to affect the taste.


  1. Okay, I'm new to this, so I have a couple of questions: 1. What is sucanat? and 2. Where do you get sucanat and almond butter?
    I didn't know there was such a thing as almond butter!

  2. Oooh yum Candace! I'll have to give it a try.

  3. Oh I'll have to try these! They look great. Thanks for stopping by. I'm your latest follower.

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma, What's For Dinner

  4. Candace! i am gonna try it! I love making my own cookies as they are way cheaper than buying them at the store.
    Talking about eating clean, see my attempt at it :)

  5. Thank you all for stopping by and commenting! Now remember, these are not "chips ahoy"....but if you are concerned about what you put into your body and still like a good cookie, these are a great alternative. Who wants to give up cookies forever, right?! Not me! Let me know if you try them and how you like them, k? Candace~♥

  6. Sucanat is pure dried sugar cane juice. It's a very healthy alternative to processed brown sugar. Check out this wikipedia link for more information. The photo of the product shown is the exact brand that I happen to use.


    I can find Sucanat at my grocery store, Wal-Mart or any health food store. I don't have a Whole Foods locally but they would definitely have it.

    Almond Butter is becoming more popular, I think. I can find it at my local grocery store or Wal-Mart; but oddly enough, the Blue Diamond brand that I like, I can get for a better price at a locally run health food store which I prefer to shop at when I can anyway.


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