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Peanut Butter Almond Cream Chocolate Chip Cookies!

If you close your eyes, these cookies taste like the best peanut butter cookies ever…


But they are chocolate chip?? Yes, the almond cream and peanut butter frosting do all of the work! In the past, I have tried to make homemade almond cream to use as a spread on biscuits and muffins like this one Almond Cream by Martha Stewart, but this time I used the Sicilian Almond Cream from the Italian World at Oil & Vinegar . Save yourself some time because the homemade version will never top the Sicilian version ; ) This frosting is a super sweet! Peanut butter and chocolate are my sweet tooth’s favorites, but the almond cream adds a subtle sophistication I could totally get used to.

One of our new faves for sure. Here is the recipe…

Peanut Butter & Almond Cream Chocolate Chip Cookies
(makes 3 dozen 2 inch cookies)

2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
pinch of salt
1 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 eggs
2 cups chocolate chips
1/2 cup finely chopped almonds

For Frosting:
4 tbsp. almond cream
2 tbsp. powdered sugar
2 tbsp. peanut butter
1 tbsp.+ almond milk until desired consistency

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Using a mixer, cream butter and sugar.
Add eggs, baking soda, salt, and vanilla and mix on low until incorporated.
Slowly add in flour until dough forms.
Mix in chocolate chips and almonds with a wooden spoon. Mix well so each scoop contains chips and almonds.
Drop by teaspoonfuls, 2 inches apart, onto a parchment lined cookie sheet.
Bake 9-12 minutes until golden.
Let cookies cool and frost. I used a spatula and a knife to create a striped pattern!



Gluten Free Super Chocolate Chip Cookies! A Healthy Snack!

Can't get enough!

I am always looking for healthy, delicious, easy snacks for my family! Lots of chia seeds, kale, Greek yogurt, sweet potatoes…Anything that is really healthy and tastes great! We are not into the hold-your-nose-and-drink bitter green juices!!

Throw in the chia when baking anything!! Chia seeds are tasteless and have enormous health benefits!
Throw in the chia when baking anything!! Chia seeds are tasteless and have enormous health benefits!

Here is a great healthy snack recipe! Definitely not a chewy gooey, rich chocolate chip cookie recipe. Kid and mommy approved! Packed with chia seeds, fiber and a bonus, they are gluten free!


Just can't get enough!
Just can’t get enough!


Super Chocolate Chip Snack Cookies

Recipe makes 24


1-1/2 cups oat flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup chocolate chips
2 tbsp. chia seeds
1/4 cup Greek yogurt
1/2 cup Almond milk


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Mix all dry ingredients, except chocolate chips, in a mixing bowl.

Add Greek yogurt and mix well.

Add Almond milk little by little and mix thoroughly with each addition until a dough forms.

Make sure the dough is forming but not too sticky or wet! If so, easy fix! Add some more flour a little bit at a time until it gets stiff.
Make sure the dough is forming, but that it is not too sticky or wet! If so, it can easily be fixed! Add some more flour, a little bit at a time, until the dough loses its shine.

Stir in chocolate chips.

Scoop tablespoon-sized scoops onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.

Space them about 1 inch apart!
Space them about 1-2inches apart!

Bake for 12 mins.turning cookie sheet at 6 mins. for even baking.

Bake until golden! Approx. 12 mins!
Bake until golden! Approx. 12 mins!