Foodie Friday – Chocolate chip cookies #38

Chocolate chip cookies #38: Based on The Cooking Actress’s Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies. Baked on 11/24/13.

I was planning to post an eggnog cake recipe today since Christmas is just five days away, but after baking some cookies to take to Tallahassee with me tomorrow I knew I needed to share this almond butter chocolate chip cookie recipe instead. This is my second time making them and they are awesome. But let me rewind a few weeks and start at the beginning.

I have to admit that I skipped dessert this Thanksgiving…again. Like last year, I brought four different kinds of cookies to San Francisco to add to the Thanksgiving dessert buffet, but I was too tired after dinner to stick around long enough to partake. I heard these almond butter chocolate chip cookies were everyone’s favorite, though. So much so that they didn’t last until the next day! After checking out a few peanut butter chocolate chip cookie recipes online I found this one that uses almond butter (and a lot of it!) instead. This recipe was especially appealing because I had a jar of almond butter just sitting in my cabinet. It was put to great use in these amazing cookies. With 3/4 cup almond butter in an 8×8″ pan (a whole 12 oz jar if you make a double batch like I did today!), the almond flavor really comes through. Delicious. If you like peanut butter cookies you’re definitely going to like these, and if you like almond butter you’ll love them!