These one bowl, easy to make Gingerbread Chocolate Chip Almond Butter Cookies are perfect if you’re wanting a more wholesome holiday treat! Crunchy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside, you won’t be able to resist! (Gluten-free and paleo)
Happy Monday! I don’t know if it’s a good or bad thing to be sharing cookies on a Monday. I suppose if you didn’t over-do it on holiday party food and drinks or eat more Christmas cookies (and dough) than one person should eat all month then, you’ll appreciate a new cookie recipe. Luckily, these Gingerbread Chocolate Chip Almond Butter Cookies are on the “nice” list, or at least as nice as any cookie can be.
I hate to call a cookie healthy because then people get confused and think they can eat twice as many. Cookies are dessert and even when they use better-for-you, whole ingredients, they still need to be eaten in moderation. I know moderation is hard to practice this time of year when sweets and rich foods are being thrown at you right and left. But when the new year comes around, think of how much better you’ll feel when you don’t have to think about going on a “detox diet”.
So while I’m definitely all for loosening the strings a little during the holidays, showing some restraint and not going hog wild will leave you feeling much better in the new year.
Now to the real reason you’re here, cookies! These Gingerbread Chocolate Chip Almond Butter Cookies are made without flour, but rather use almond butter instead. They’re a great cookie to have around if you have any gluten-free or paleo friends and family stopping by. I made these Paleo Double Chocolate Cranberry Cookies last year, which are also made using almond butter and absolutely loved them.
This spiced gingerbread version is perfect to make this time of year. They texture of these cookies is one of my favorites. They have a wonderful crisp exterior and a soft and chewy interior. The dough is spiced with fragrant cinnamon, ginger, allspice and cardamom. They’re sweetened with coconut sugar, molasses and of course the mini chocolate chips.
They’re made in one bowl without any fancy equipment, making clean-up a breeze! My favorite part about these gingerbread cookies is that they’re rolled in raw sugar for a delicious, sweet crunch when you bite into them. If you’re following the paleo diet, simply omit rolling them in the sugar or substitute with coconut sugar. If you love gingerbread flavor and are looking for a more wholesome ingredient to make, then these are the cookies for you!
Spiced Sugar Coating
Nutrition Information: Yield: 11 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 114 Total Fat: 6g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 17mg Sodium: 60mg Carbohydrates: 14g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 12g Protein: 2g