This fabulous foodie is new to the blog world, having just started blogging this past July! We love her writing style, she’s super cute and her passion for good food and healthy living is clear throughout her whole blog. Her recipes are great, too! Simple, fresh, easy and delicious. No hard-to-find ingredients, no complicated procedures, just fresh ingredients and straight forward directions. And always with a smile! 🙂
We have known Julia literally since the day we were born, and her blog is definitely one you should be visiting on a regular basis, if you aren’t already! So once you’re finished reading this post, head on over to her little spot in the blog world!
Without further ado… Julia! 🙂
Life is all about balance. Filling our bodies with fresh & wholesome foods is an invaluable part of a healthy and active lifestyle. But sometimes, lets face it, we need to indulge. The Saucy Sisters have been sweet enough to have me over to write this guest post, and I couldn’t be more excited! Having known the sisters for a really long time, it’s been great to re-connect through our shared love of food. And since I know these girls have a bit of a sweet tooth, I couldn’t help but share with you, my fellow 2SS fans, my Almond Butter Choco Chunk cookie recipe.
Since discovering almond butter about 5 years ago, I knew I needed a go-to cookie recipe. Grandma’s old peanut butter cookies wouldn’t do anymore! I was growing up, becoming more sophisticated, I had no need for the P.B. of the past. It was almond butter time, and I took to my recipe testing straight away. My cooking notebook now overflows with recipes that have almond butter, but when my sweet tooth strikes I always find myself with these cookies in hand. They are chewy, not too sweet, and have that unmistakable comfort quality to them. Do you know what I mean? When you take a bite and everything in the world is suddenly as it should be? Yeah. These are the cookies to make any day great.
2 other reasons why these cookies rock:
1. Only one bowl will get dirty in the process.
2. They take only 10 minutes to bake, which means if your day hits crisis mode you can be consoled via cookie in no time at all.
I started with the peanut butter cookie recipe from the back of the Kraft jar, and eventually ended up here:
Almond Butter Choco Chunk Cookies
1 cup all-natural, unsweetened almond butter
½ – ¾ cup brown sugar or Sucanat depending on your sweet tooth(note: if using brown sugar, substitute 1 tbsp for honey to balance the moisture content)
1 egg, lightly beaten
½ tsp baking soda
healthy pinch of salt
¼ cup dark chocolate pieces (coarsely chop some dark chocolate from a bar)
Preheat oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Mix first 5 ingredients until well combined.
Stir in chocolate pieces.
Drop by rounded teaspoon onto prepared baking sheet. If you don’t have a fancy batter scoop, you’re in the same boat as me. I gently roll the dough in my hand to form a ball (or close to it).
Keep the dough 2-3 inches apart on your baking sheet.
Bake for 5 minutes.
Remove from oven & press each cookie flat with a fork.
Return to oven & bake for another 5-7 minutes (don’t burn the bottoms!).
Go big or go home:
The Ultimate Trio “Ice Cream” Sandwich
2 Almond Butter Choco Chunk Cookies (no substitutions!)
2 tbsp banana soft serve
Construct your sandwich, I’m sure you know how!
Hope you enjoy =)
Thanks Julia! We know we will definitely be making these cookies, and 100% they will be becoming a soft-serve sandwich! 🙂
We know you guys and girls will have all loved Julia as much as we do, and we hope that you will go and check out her blog.
We have two more days of camp, so we will be back to our regular posting on Saturday! Hope you are all having a fantastic week! 🙂