Everyone loves Peanut Butter Cookies, especially when you add a little chocolate kiss to the top, but have you ever tried to mix it up with Almond Butter? These Almond Butter Cookies are a good alternative if you’re looking for a way to use up some Almond Butter.
It was last fall and my friend messages me about this deal she found on Pinterest for free Almond Butter. I love free food, especially trying new foods that I wouldn’t otherwise buy. So I signed up to get the free Almond Butter, and it eventually showed up in a box much too large for the actual butter, but whatever, it’s another box for the kids to imagine with.
Go ahead and raise your hand if you signed up for this deal too!
Our first decision was to replace the Peanut Butter in Venice’s sandwiches. She loves her plain PB sandwiches with globs of the butter unspread on white bread. That turned out quickly to be a no-go. Add some jelly? Nope. The kids still wouldn’t go near it.
So for the next 2 months, this Almond Butter sat in our pantry as we reached around it for our constant favorite, Peanut Butter. Then one day, I decided I had the energy to make Peanut Butter Cookies for an after school snack. I started mixing everything together, but when I went to grab for the PB, it was gone! All I had left was the dreaded Almond Butter.
I couldn’t let my energy go to waste. So I popped open the jar and decided Almond Butter shouldn’t really change our favorite Peanut Butter Cookies too much. I mixed them up, placed the pans in the oven, and then texted my friend –
Almond butter should be able to replace Peanut Butter in cookies right?
She laughed, and then told me she didn’t think it would work. Turns out she was experiencing the same issue in her house. The Almond Butter we were both so excited to get for free, had sat in her pantry with constant avoidance. In her opinion, I had probably just ruined my cookies by adding the Almond Butter. Too late to go back, though, I tried to stay optimistic that the Almond Butter cookies would come out tasty.
You guys!!! Don’t take it from me alone, ask the 4-year-old. These Almond Butter Cookies are good! Now, are they better than Peanut Butter cookies? No. They also don’t keep nearly as long, so only make in smallish batches, and eat them the same day. After a day they get pretty hard. I personally like my cookies soft. The girls came home from school and laid into these cookies without even asking what kind they were. After all, they still look like Peanut Butter cookies, just a bit darker.