Let me go ahead and admit that I have never been able to get these cookies to *look* as good as their packed-with-sugar-and-carbs cousins. They are not the prettiest cookies I've ever made.
They are possibly some of the healthiest cookies I've ever made. Zero flour. Honey instead of sugar. Mostly all natural ingredients. Not saying you should eat them every day. But if you really need a cookie every now and then and don't want to fill your body with tons of carbs and sugar, this is a good alternative. And what they lack in beauty, they make up for in taste. Every bit as delicious as any other cookie I've tasted.
1 cup almond butter
1/3-1/2 cup honey (this really depends on how sweet you like your sweets, but I will say that I like things pretty sweet, and I only use 1/3 cup)
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (you can leave these out if you want to completely avoid sugar, but if you use dark chocolate, the sugar content is pretty low, and this 1/2 cup dispersed throughout the entire batch is pretty insignificant unless you eat them all at once. ;-) Which... I mean... no judgment if that's what you need to do. Sometimes it's just that kind of day. I get it.)
2/3 cup chopped roasted almonds
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Prepare baking stone (my favorite) or line baking sheets with parchment paper.
3. Mix together first seven ingredients, making sure honey is fully incorporated. (If it isn't, your cookies will turn to lace.)
4. Stir in chocolate chips and roasted almonds. (Alternatively, you could sprinkle the almonds over the top of the cookies after scooping them onto your baking sheets. It makes them look a little better, but it's a lot of extra work that doesn't change the taste. Up to you.)
5. Scoop onto cookie sheet and bake 8-13 minutes or until lightly browned. Let cool before serving.
*These save well for up to a couple weeks, but I suggest storing them between pieces of parchment or wax paper. They stay pretty moist, so they tend to clump together if you just pile them into a container.