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Friday, March 1, 2019

Chocolate Dipped Salted Almond Butter Cookies That Are Dairy Free

 A sprinkle of salt adds intense flavor to these delicious cookies.


 The other day I wanted to make some cookies for my family as it was Valentine's day and I wanted to make them a sweet treat. I wanted to make chocolate chip cookies but realized that I did not have any vegan butter in the freezer. So I thought about what cookie recipe used oil and the first cookie that came to my mind was peanut butter cookies. I then realized we were low on peanut butter and saw a jar of almond butter in my pantry. So I pulled out my recipe for no nut butter peanut butter cookies, the one that uses a nut-free peanut butter spread and used the almond butter instead. I also added chia seeds to the cookies for some omegas and fiber. While I really love my cookie recipe that uses a peanut butter substitute, I only make that when my daughter comes over as she has a peanut allergy.


These chocolate-dipped cookies are dairy-free
 I was also craving chocolate, so I was happy to find dairy-free chocolate chips in the pantry. Since I wanted to also enjoy the cookies, I was making the cookies a dairy-free recipe. Dairy-free chocolate chips tend to taste like dark chocolate so to make this a better tasting chocolate, I always sprinkle salt on top of the chocolate. It is amazing how salt brings out an amazing taste when used on chocolate. The chocolate also gives the cookies a nice look. These cookies were a perfect recipe for Valentine's Day.

Check out a recipe for low sugar cookies HERE

Cookies with healthy ingredients 
 The healthy person in me always looks for ways to add nutrition to everything. So I added some healthy ingredients to my cookies. That way I could enjoy more than one cookie and not feel guilty about eating cookies. I do love cookies with my coffee. The almond butter added some protein to the cookies while oatmeal added some heart-healthy fiber  . I also added some chia seeds to these delicious cookies for some omegas, protein, and fiber. The chia seeds add a nice crunch to the cookies.



Check out these Ten Tips for a Healthy Heart 
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Looking for a gluten-free breakfast cookie recipe? 
Check out these Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies


 My family really enjoyed these Chocolate Dipped Almond Butter Cookies and had no clue that they were dairy free and made with some healthy ingredients. I made some of the cookies without chocolate and my younger son is enjoying these. I think the ones dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with salt are so delicious. I used kosher salt for the tops of the cookies as this salt is a more coarse. If you don't have kosher salt, you can use regular salt but sprinkle very lightly as too much salt would make the cookies salty.  I will be making these cookies again.



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Yield: 48 cookies

Chocolate Dipped Salted Almond Butter Cookies

These cookies are a unique twist on peanut butter cookies and a bit healthier

ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 2 tablespoons chia seed, optional
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips, use dairy-free if needed

instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F and coat two cookie sheets with cooking spray or line with silicone sheets.
  2. Beat the eggs, egg whites, sugar, oil, almond butter, and vanilla with an electric mixer until smooth. Add the flour, oats, chia seed, and baking soda and beat until well mixed.
  3. Roll the dough into small balls and place 2 inches apart onto the cookie sheets. Then use a fork to lightly flatten a criss-cross pattern on the cookies. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until lightly brown. Cool on the cookie sheets for a minute before removing.
  4. Once cookies are cooled, place the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe dish. Cook on high for 2 minutes and then stir. If the chocolate chips are not completely melted, cook for 30 seconds and stir again. Repeat if needed, making sure to not get the spoon wet as any moisture on the spoon will cause the chocolate to be in unuseable crumbs.
  5.  Once the chocolate is melted, dip the cookies into it. Coat half of the cookie in chocolate with a spoon, making sure to let the excess chocolate drip off. Place the cookie on wax paper or a silicone sheet. Let the chocolate harden, about an hour before lifting off the wax paper/
Calories
113.09
Fat (grams)
6.14
Sat. Fat (grams)
1.37
Carbs (grams)
13.43
Fiber (grams)
1.25
Net carbs
12.18
Sugar (grams)
7.41
Protein (grams)
2.48
Sodium (milligrams)
32.85
Cholesterol (grams)
7.75
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16 comments:

  1. So, these look amazing. But, I am a huge chocolate fan so I will probably be putting chocolate over the whole thing. haha!

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  2. I have to try these out for sure, I love all the ingredients!!

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  3. These chocolate dipped cookies look absolutely amazing! I love that they are dairy free as well! I think my kids would love these.

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  4. this is such a great idea! love the chocolate dip, and the fact that they are dairy free!

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  5. They look like normal cookies, no hints of being gluten free. Nice recipe.

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  6. The perfect biscuits for breakfast. Soaked in milk they must be exquisite!

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  7. How yummy! I love cookies for my snacks and with the chocolate to dip in, must be super yummy! I would love some dairy free cookies too.

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  8. Yes yes yes please! These look and sound soooo good!

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  9. Almond cookies are my favorites! Definitely need to try these!

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  10. I have a friend that is allergic to dairy. She would love this recipe! It's yummy and easy to make. Gotta share it!! Thanks for the tips.

    Xo
    Candace
    Http://www.thebeautybeau.com

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  11. Those look so good! So much healthier and dairy free is a great bonus for me, I'm lactose intolerant and too many desserts hurt my stomach!

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  12. Oh my, I can almost smell these cookies as they baked as I was reading the recipe. Taste buds activated! Thanks for sharing this.
    ~Rachel Lavern

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  13. Those cookies look so good! I can never say no to chocolate. I prefer gluten-free too!

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  14. These sound amazing! Salted chocolate, almonds! Some of my favorite ingredients and the fact that it is diary free is a bonus!

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  15. These are great for people with a milk intolerance, who often miss out on nice treats like this

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  16. Looks like delicious cookies and I'll definitely try this one. Thanks for sharing this post.

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