My sister-in-law sent our family a care package from CO with some local goodies, including Justin's Chocolate Almond Butter! I used the chocolate almond butter in a batch of cookies and was delighted to find a solution to my sweet and salty cravings and a protein packed after school snack for my kids. Try them - they are addictive!
(Adapted from Gwyneth Paltrow's Almond Butter Cookie Recipe)
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup Justin's Chocolate Almond Butter
1 cup real maple syrup
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Sea salt for topping
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
Mix the flour, kosher salt and baking powder in one dish. In a separate bowl combine the chocolate almond butter, maple syrup and vanilla. Add the dry ingredients to the wet. Form the cookies into small balls and set 2 inches apart on your parchment lined baking trays. Wet your fingers with water and gently smooth the cookies into little round discs. Sprinkle each cookie with sea salt.
Bake the cookies 10-12 minutes. Cool on a baking rack before eating.
Note: These cookies would make great homemade ice cream sandwiches. Just add vanilla ice cream between two cookies and stick them back in the freezer until the ice cream is set. Yum!