I picked up a Clean Eating magazine to do a little research for Camp Endeavor and because I’ve heard a lot about this book/diet/magazine and never looked into it. I was actually expecting a very high protein, veggies and fruit diet (no carbs or sugar) but it was much more balanced than I thought! I might even subscribe to it!

Since my last baking success, I’ve been on the lookout for new recipes like never before. Bread is next but I needed one more success before tackling something so scary. I have a serious fear of yeast people. I also had been on the lookout for a “healthier” cookie. This cookie fit the bill and I actually had all of the ingredients on hand (which means it is a very short and basic list). The cookies did not disappoint. But then again, what’s disappointing about chocolate and peanut butter?

Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies adapted from Clean Eating

  • 1 cup unsalted almond butter (I used peanut butter because I was out of almond)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 oz dark chocolate, chopped into pieces

Pre-heat oven to 350°F. In a medium bowl, stir together first 5 ingredients until blended. Stir in chocolate.

Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Let cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes and let cool 15 more minutes.


48 Comments (Reply )

  1. Anna
    Feb 19, 2010 @ 8:38 am

    Yum! I would like one of these cookies now with my coffee! Happy Weekend Emily!

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  2. Anna
    Feb 19, 2010 @ 8:38 am

    Yum! I would like one of these cookies now with my coffee! Happy Weekend Emily!

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  3. mary beth
    Feb 19, 2010 @ 9:31 am

    these sound great. i was thinking about baking cookies this weekend. happy friday!

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  4. mary beth
    Feb 19, 2010 @ 9:31 am

    these sound great. i was thinking about baking cookies this weekend. happy friday!

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  5. Chelsea Ward
    Feb 19, 2010 @ 11:22 am

    These look delicious and simple. I love how minimal the sugar content is.

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  6. Chelsea Ward
    Feb 19, 2010 @ 11:22 am

    These look delicious and simple. I love how minimal the sugar content is.

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  7. Tracey
    Feb 19, 2010 @ 12:01 pm

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen that magazine. Which is odd because I’m a magazine junky! From what I’ve read I like the concept of it, will have to find it next time I’m at the store.

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  8. Tracey
    Feb 19, 2010 @ 12:01 pm

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen that magazine. Which is odd because I’m a magazine junky! From what I’ve read I like the concept of it, will have to find it next time I’m at the store.

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  9. Mellissa
    Feb 19, 2010 @ 12:24 pm

    Clean Eating is my favorite magazine, such great recipes.

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  10. Mellissa
    Feb 19, 2010 @ 12:24 pm

    Clean Eating is my favorite magazine, such great recipes.

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  11. Tut
    Feb 19, 2010 @ 12:56 pm

    how few ingredients, they’d be easy to make! Now, that’s a new slant on ‘clean’!
    How many did the batch make?

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  12. Tut
    Feb 19, 2010 @ 12:56 pm

    how few ingredients, they’d be easy to make! Now, that’s a new slant on ‘clean’!
    How many did the batch make?

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  13. The Healthy Hostess
    Feb 19, 2010 @ 12:56 pm

    I subscribe to Clean Eating magazine and I look forward to it more than Cooking Light! It is filled with great balanced meals and ideas for just one person or a family! I really like their cookbook too. Check it out! It is put out by Tosca Reno and has some great ideas and things you can modify! :)

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  14. The Healthy Hostess
    Feb 19, 2010 @ 12:56 pm

    I subscribe to Clean Eating magazine and I look forward to it more than Cooking Light! It is filled with great balanced meals and ideas for just one person or a family! I really like their cookbook too. Check it out! It is put out by Tosca Reno and has some great ideas and things you can modify! :)

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  15. peanutbutterfingers
    Feb 19, 2010 @ 1:58 pm

    those look awesome! is it bad that i immediately think i’d wanna eat ‘em crumbled on top of ice cream??? ;)

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    • anutritionisteats
      Feb 19, 2010 @ 5:00 pm

      Absolutely not! It would be delicious with ice cream! (Wait. Everything is delicious with ice cream.)

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  16. peanutbutterfingers
    Feb 19, 2010 @ 1:58 pm

    those look awesome! is it bad that i immediately think i’d wanna eat ‘em crumbled on top of ice cream??? ;)

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    • anutritionisteats
      Feb 19, 2010 @ 5:00 pm

      Absolutely not! It would be delicious with ice cream! (Wait. Everything is delicious with ice cream.)

      Reply

  17. Simply Life
    Feb 19, 2010 @ 2:02 pm

    yeast isn’t so scary – just don’t overthink it :) I ruined bread trying to figure out the right temperature of water to dissolve the yeast in – then I learned to just use your finger and when it starts to feel warm, it’s perfect. I’ve had great bread since! :)

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  18. Simply Life
    Feb 19, 2010 @ 2:02 pm

    yeast isn’t so scary – just don’t overthink it :) I ruined bread trying to figure out the right temperature of water to dissolve the yeast in – then I learned to just use your finger and when it starts to feel warm, it’s perfect. I’ve had great bread since! :)

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  19. catherine (FOOD SNOB)
    Feb 19, 2010 @ 8:10 pm

    oooooo . . . flourless nut butter cookies! Yum.

    If you ever want to join in on a little “Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day” friendly baking, I have a small group going with a couple other bloggers. Easiest homemade bread, I swear!

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    • anutritionisteats
      Feb 20, 2010 @ 8:46 am

      Yes I would love to join! Is it from a cookbook? I think I just saw it at Barnes & Noble!

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  20. catherine (FOOD SNOB)
    Feb 19, 2010 @ 8:10 pm

    oooooo . . . flourless nut butter cookies! Yum.

    If you ever want to join in on a little “Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day” friendly baking, I have a small group going with a couple other bloggers. Easiest homemade bread, I swear!

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    • anutritionisteats
      Feb 20, 2010 @ 8:46 am

      Yes I would love to join! Is it from a cookbook? I think I just saw it at Barnes & Noble!

      Reply

  21. Karla
    Feb 20, 2010 @ 8:48 pm

    Yum! These look amazing! I’ll definite give these a try!

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  22. Karla
    Feb 20, 2010 @ 8:48 pm

    Yum! These look amazing! I’ll definite give these a try!

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  23. cozydelicious
    Feb 21, 2010 @ 11:49 am

    These look wonderful! I love super simple recipes that surprise you. I have never read Clean Eating, but I’m going to hav eto check it out – thanks!

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  24. cozydelicious
    Feb 21, 2010 @ 11:49 am

    These look wonderful! I love super simple recipes that surprise you. I have never read Clean Eating, but I’m going to hav eto check it out – thanks!

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  25. Jenna @ Healthy. Happy. Well.
    Feb 21, 2010 @ 8:23 pm

    I love Clean Eating Magazine! These cookies look awesome!

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  26. Jenna @ Healthy. Happy. Well.
    Feb 21, 2010 @ 8:23 pm

    I love Clean Eating Magazine! These cookies look awesome!

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  27. Mo@MommyRD
    Feb 22, 2010 @ 8:32 am

    Thanks for the review of the magazine. I’ve never picked it up thinking what you thought, low carb-hi pro. I will look for it now!

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  28. Mo@MommyRD
    Feb 22, 2010 @ 8:32 am

    Thanks for the review of the magazine. I’ve never picked it up thinking what you thought, low carb-hi pro. I will look for it now!

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  29. Wendy
    Feb 23, 2010 @ 12:37 pm

    I loved these cookies, so quick and easy to make. When I saw them in the magazine I knew they’d be a winner and they didn’t disappoint. Clean Eating mag provides such awesome inspiration for my clients and me. Love it!

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  30. Wendy
    Feb 23, 2010 @ 12:37 pm

    I loved these cookies, so quick and easy to make. When I saw them in the magazine I knew they’d be a winner and they didn’t disappoint. Clean Eating mag provides such awesome inspiration for my clients and me. Love it!

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  31. Alyson @ Nourished Fitness
    Mar 01, 2010 @ 12:42 am

    I saw that recipe but haven’t tried them yet. So glad they turned out good!

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  32. Alyson @ Nourished Fitness
    Mar 01, 2010 @ 12:42 am

    I saw that recipe but haven’t tried them yet. So glad they turned out good!

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  33. Maria Angela
    Jun 19, 2010 @ 10:44 am

    This recipe look amazing, my husband and daughter are alergyc to nuts , what can I use instead of the almond butter???

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  34. Maria Angela
    Jun 19, 2010 @ 10:44 am

    This recipe look amazing, my husband and daughter are alergyc to nuts , what can I use instead of the almond butter???

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  35. Maria Angela
    Jun 19, 2010 @ 10:45 am

    Hello this recipe looks great, how can substitute the almond butter? my husband and daughter are allergyc?!
    Thanks

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    • Emily
      Jun 19, 2010 @ 11:48 am

      Are they allergic to all nuts? You could definitely use peanut butter or a different nut butter.

      Emily http://www.anutritionisteats.com

      Sent from my iPhone

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  36. Maria Angela
    Jun 19, 2010 @ 10:45 am

    Hello this recipe looks great, how can substitute the almond butter? my husband and daughter are allergyc?!
    Thanks

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    • Emily
      Jun 19, 2010 @ 11:48 am

      Are they allergic to all nuts? You could definitely use peanut butter or a different nut butter.

      Emily http://www.anutritionisteats.com

      Sent from my iPhone

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  37. Tori
    Aug 08, 2010 @ 3:30 pm

    Emily, I was going over your site and saw the recipe for “clean cookies”, sounds yummy and made them. They are YUMMY!!! Wonder what the calories are……. Thanks1

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    • Emily
      Aug 08, 2010 @ 6:40 pm

      Oh I’m glad you liked them!! I could try to figure out the calories for you.

      Reply

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