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Friday, March 1, 2019

Chocolate Dipped Salted Almond Butter Cookies That Are Dairy Free

 Looking for a delicious cookie idea for a cookie exchange? These Chocolate Dipped Salted Almond Butter Cookies are so good! A sprinkle of salt adds intense chocolate 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 almond butter instead. I also added chia seeds to the cookies for some healthy 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 


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 them. 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 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


  • 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


  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/
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Brie said...

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

FloArtStudio said...

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

Jessi Joachim said...

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

Danielle said...

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

Camille Cams said...

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

Cristina Petrini said...

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

Dalene Ekirapa said...

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.

Scrapbook Adventures said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Candace said...

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.


The Beauty Skin Club said...

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!

Home Biz Entrepreneur said...

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

S. Graham said...

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

Artista said...

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

Miss Tilly And Me said...

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

Bindu Thomas said...

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

Stacie said...

I can almost taste those right now! I love the flavors, and I love that even my diary free peeps can enjoy them.

AiringMyLaundry said...

These look amazing! I know my family will love them. Plus my mom who is dairy free!

Why Girls Are Weird said...

Oh my goodness those look SO GOOD! Thanks so much for sharing this with all of us!

Jaredamy said...

These cookies look really good! I love that they are made with almond butter dipped in chocolate.

Mama to 6 blessings said...

What a great recipe! Love that it is low carb and no flour was used! I need to make this for my kids.

Kathy said...

These look really good. I love cookies that are dipped in chocolate. I'm definitely going to be making these.

Candace Hampton said...

Great post! These look so delicious. I bet that they taste amazing. Perfect recipe for the holidays.

Sherry said...

I'll take a dozen or two of these cookies. I love anything dipped in chocolate.

Susan (5 Minutes for Mom) said...

These cookies look so tasty! Love that they are dairy free.

Gust si Aroma said...

I am in heaven! I love the combo of chocolate and salted almond butter! I am sure it tastes amazing!

Nyxie said...

These look like the perfect addition to afternoon tea on Christmas Day. Very cute and I can only imagine they taste amazing.

Monica said...

These look and sound so delicious! They also sound very simple to make.

Marie at Complete Literature said...

These look amazing! I would love to make these, but I probably would not add the salt. I love salt and I love chocolate and sweet food, but I tend to alternate back and forth rather than eat it together. The rest of my family loves salt/chocolate/sweet all together, they think I'm crazy, lol.

Terri Beavers said...

I have family member that have to eat gluten free foods. When they come to visit it's always a mad rush for me to figure out what to cook for them. This would be perfect and I wouldn't mind trying it one day for myself.

EG Green said...

As someone who follows a mostly plant based diet I truly appreciate this recipe and the lower sugar variation is an added bonus.

Lisa @ Midwest Glam said...

You had me at chocolate-dipped! These cookies look and sound delish! I recently made some gingerbread cookies. Not as exciting lol.

Ckrusch said...

They look amazing! I could have them for breakfast, dessert, snack! Love it!

Silvia said...

Excellent idea, we have lactose intolerant people in our family, this are awesome. We also love everything dipped in chocolate. Great for the season.

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