Almond Butter Coconut Sugar Cookies

These cookies are lightly sweet, fantastically delicious and best of all contain health promoting almond butter. The constituents found in almonds can help the body regulate blood sugar, support brain and muscle function, enhance bone health and increase energy levels. They also contain beneficial unsaturated fatty acids that can improve blood cholesterol levels to combat cardiovascular disease lowering the risk of heart attack.

A serving of almond butter offers 89 milligrams of magnesium - 28 percent of the daily recommended intake for women and 21 percent for men. So you can feel good about snacking on these little beauties!

I like to double the recipe because they're a huge crown pleaser and everyone asks for more!

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Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 9 mins
Serves: 2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Almond Butter

  • 1/4 cup butter, softened

  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 cup organic flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract

  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.

  2. With a hand mixer, beat almond butter, butter and coconut sugar in medium bowl on medium-high speed until creamy.

  3. Beat in egg. Add flour, baking soda, salt, vanilla and almond extract. Beat until smooth.

  4. Form balls using 1 tablespoon dough.

  5. Place 2 inches apart on baking sheet.

  6. Press a few almond slices on top of each cookie.

  7. BAKE 7 to 9 minutes or until light golden brown.

  8. Cool on pan 1 minute. Remove to wire rack to cool completely.