Hearty, Healthy Almond Cookie Biscuits
If you love cookies but don’t enjoy the extra cushion around your waist that they often bring then you need to make a batch of these hearty healthy almond cookie biscuits! I came up with this simple recipe for National Almond Day and it turned out to be a tasty little treat I could see myself munching on for breakfast. Now, I realize that a lot of us love sweets, so instead of binging on a horribly made cookie, try this healthier option instead. But I have to warn you, these cookies are called biscuits for a reason (they're HUGE), so,you may only want to eat one per sitting. You can always make your cookies smaller if you want, but let’s get right into the recipe!
- 1/2 Cup Almond Butter
- 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
- 2 Tablespoons White Sugar
- 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
- 1 Large Egg
- 1 Teaspoon Almond Extract
- 1 1/2 Cups Almond Flour
- 1 Small Package Sliced Almonds
- 1 Small Carton Almond Milk
- Mix the almond butter, brown sugar, sugar, baking powder, egg, almond extract and almond flour together in a medium sized bowl. Mix it up well so that everything blends into a nice almond-laced paste.
- Divide the batter into about 7 cookies. You’ll want to shape them into thick almond shapes; pretty much a teardrop. Place them on a greased cookie sheet with a good amount of space between them.
- And then you want to push down in the center of each cookie with your thumb so that you have a little bowl on top of each as the cookies flatten out.
- Carefully pour a little bit of almond milk into the indentations you just made on top of each cookie.
- Then take some of the almond slices and lay them in the pool of milk. You can press the almond slices a little into the cookie if you’d like.
- Bake the cookies at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 21 minutes. They won’t really expand much as you bake them, but you want to make sure that they’re fully cooked since they’re so thick. The longer bake time will also give the sliced almonds a chance to “toast” for a little.
- Enjoy your almond cookie biscuits! And may I recommend that you dunk them in almond milk; it’s delicious!
If you cook these the way I did then you'll be dividing these into seven cookie biscuits, so here's my estimation as to what you should expect, nutrition-wise, from a SINGLE cookie.
As you'll see below, you shouldn’t feel guilty eating these compared to other cookies! BUT, they are still cookies, so they should only be eaten on occasion. And yes, one "cookie biscuit" is pretty much all you’ll want to eat in a sitting, so if you want to make these into smaller cookies then feel free! I realize that these are HUGE cookies, hence the “biscuit” in the title ;).
|Serving size: 1 Cookie Biscuit|
|Calories from Fat||189|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 21 g||32%|
|Saturated fat 3 g||15%|
|Unsaturated fat 18 g|
|Carbohydrates 22 g||7%|
|Sugar 16 g|
|Fiber 4 g||16%|
|Protein 9 g||18%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
So you’ve got a cookie that’s packed with healthy fats, fiber and protein!
Try it out and let me know what you think.
Watch me make them for the first time!
© 2014 Ben Guinter