There are few things more delicious than cookies made for no reason at all.
Last week, a friend from work asked if I could use up an almost full tub of almond butter in one weekend since the expiration date was that Monday. Um, challenge accepted.
My favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe is one my Mom clipped out of a newspaper forever and a day ago.I have no idea what it's called or who actually came up with it. Sorry. The best part about it is that it calls for 1 cup of peanut butter. Having regular chocolate chip cookies with no peanut better tastes weird to me now. I've been spoiled! Substituting the peanut butter with almond butter seemed like a delicious alternative, and somehow made the cookies seem more grown up. To match the adult(ish) switch to almond butter, I decided to use dark chocolate instead of the usual semi-sweet (so basically they're healthy now) and toffee bits (shhh... just let me believe they're healthy).
You will need:
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup almond butter
1 cup soft butter
2 cups mix-in of choice (used here are dark chocolate and toffee bits)
Preheat oven to 350. Cream together sugars, butter, and almond butter. Mix in eggs. Add combined flour and baking soda.
Is there anything different about your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe? What other mix-ins would you want to try? I'd love to know.
P.S. The one with both chocolate and toffee was my favorite, in case you're wondering. Although all 3 options were enjoyed.