Almond Butter White Chocolate Cookies

It seems ridiculous to say, but I believe these are the best cookies I've ever madeā€”and everyone who ate one agreed (Even my son, Sam, who shuns virtually everything I make). The combination of almond butter and white chocolate is just short of miraculous. I happened to have a tub of the fresh ground almond butter from Whole Foods in my fridge, so that's what I used. It's a bit thicker than the jarred varieties. I have since made them with Justin's Maple Almond Butter, which is super terrific. Use a small ice cream scoop (I love the one from Pampered Chef) to dip the dough, which makes them round and bakery-like. A friend, who happens to be blind, insisted I name them. Not being influenced by their appearance, she came up with "good karma cookies." If karma takes the shape of cookies, these would be it.
By / Photography By Jill Melton | December 14, 2015

Ingredients

  • 2 sticks butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3/4 cup almond butter
  • 2 (4-ounce) Hershey's Cookies-n-Creme candy bars, chopped
  • Maldon flaked sea salt

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 375F. Beat butter until creamy; add sugars and beat well. Add eggs; beat well. Add flour, soda, and salt; mix just until blended. Add vanilla and almond butter; mix well. Stir in chopped chocolate bars. Scoop with 2 tablespoon ice cream scoop onto cookie sheets. Sprinkle with sea or coarse salt. Bake 10 to 12 minutes. Makes 32 cookies. 

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Ingredients

  • 2 sticks butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3/4 cup almond butter
  • 2 (4-ounce) Hershey's Cookies-n-Creme candy bars, chopped
  • Maldon flaked sea salt
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