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Nourishing Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies

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  • Author: Alexis Joseph
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 9 minutes
  • Total Time: 19 minutes
  • Yield: 20 cookies 1x
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

Thick, chewy and soft Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies loaded with amazing almond flavor and oatmeal for an irresistible treat!


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1/2 cup creamy almond butter*
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick), at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • 2/3 cup chocolate chips or chunks (I like dark chocolate here!)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Line 1 large or 2 regular cookie sheets with parchment paper or a Silipat.
  2. In a large mixing bowl with a hand mixer or in the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together almond butter, butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  3. Add egg, vanilla, and almond extract and beat just until combined. Add the flour, oats, baking soda and salt and beat until a smooth dough is formed. Fold in cherries and chocolate chunks.
  4. Using a cookie scoop, scoop heaping 1 inch mounds of dough and place 2 inches apart on baking sheets. Since it's a wetter dough, I like to scoop them all then roll into smooth balls using wet hands. Place evenly 2 inches apart on baking sheets.
  5. Bake (one cookie sheet at a time) for about 9 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on a cooling rack. Devour!

Notes

*Almond butter should be dripped and unsalted.

VEGAN: Use vegan butter and a flax egg. If butter is salted, reduce salt to 1/4 tsp.

GLUTN FREE: Use gluten free 1:1 baking flour and certified gluten free oats.