Almond Macadamia “Kiss” Cookies

These cookies are inspired by those classic peanut butter cookies with the Hershey kisses in them. However, I put quite a few spins on them.  I changed most of the ingredients, giving them a healthy twist, without compromising on taste!  These are super melty and soft…mmmm.

I’ve used a few ingredients that might not be in your pantry, but they’re definitely worth trying out.  If not, you can definitely make some substitutions as you go, using regular, sugar or flour, or even butter instead of coconut oil.  I’ve topped some of these with dark chocolate covered almonds, and some with squares of milk chocolate–no need to be restricted to kisses.

The spelt flour gives these some protein and fibre.  I also snuck some flax seed into these, but you’d never know to taste them.  I used coconut oil as the fat, which is actually easily burned by your body as energy, rather than being stored as fat.  Perfect for pre-workout? Maybe! I had some macadamia nut butter around, which is why I thought I’d use some here…it’s really, really melty and rich. Feel free to try it out, or to substitute it with some more almond butter.

Onto the recipe!

Almond Macadamia Butter “Kiss” Cookies
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 12 mins
Total time: 22 mins
Serves: 35
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup macadamia nut butter
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 T almond milk
  • 1/2 t vanilla bean paste (or 1 t vanilla extract)
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 1 cup spelt flour
  • 1/3 cup ground flax seeds
  • 35-40 dark chocolate covered almonds, or squares of chocolate
Instructions
  1. Grease your cookie sheet if needed (I use a non stick reusable silicone liner).
  2. Preheat oven to 375.
  3. Cream together butters until well blended.
  4. Add in other liquids and continue to beat with electric mixer. Add in dry ingredients, saving the chocolate for later.
  5. Make 1″balls and place on 2 cookie sheets. I made 35-40 cookies.
  6. Bake 10-12 minutes.
  7. As soon as you take them out of the oven, press a chocolate into the center of each cookie. Let the cookies sit a few minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
  8. ENJOY!

 

One melty bite:

 

Is there a particular kind of cookie you’d like to see a makeover of?  What’s your favorite kind of cookie?

Lauren Breuer

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