Flourless ABC Cookies

"ABC...easy as 123." - the Jackson Five

I whipped up a batch of these to celebrate Treats Week in Fat Loss Cooking School. Several of the ladies in our current round have had pretty bad luck at previous attempts to do healthier/cleaned-up baking. Too many Pinterest fails - all those wasted ingredients! - it can really turn you off to the idea of trying new ways of baking.

I wanted to create a simple, new recipe they could make with ingredients they probably have in their pantry. It doesn't even have flour:) I used Trader Joe's Raw Unsweetened Almond Butter in this. Different almond butters may yield a different results. Use one that has oil in it and requires stirring - not one of the "no stir" varieties.

This dough is so good I almost didn't want to bake them. In fact, one cookie didn't even make it onto the sheet; I ate it raw. 

"YOU ATE RAW EGG!"

I know. Hasn't killed me yet. Don't stop me from trying to live my life.

Just make these cookies.

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Makes 16

INGREDIENTS

1 c unsweetened almond butter

1/3 c coconut sugar

1 large egg

1 Tbs unsweetened cocoa powder

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp baking soda

1/3 c. dark chocolate chips

Pinch of salt + more to sprinkle on top

DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 350. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. It will become a thick dough and become very difficult to stir. The oil from almond butter will keep them together - don't worry!

3. Using a Tablespoon, measure out dough and shape into balls using your hands. Space evenly on prepared baking sheet.

4. Using a fork, gently press and flatten the cookies. Dip fork in water if dough starts to stick. Sprinkle each cookie with a few grains of sea salt.

Bake for 9-11 minutes. Let cool and serve! 

Nutrition Info (1/16th): 141 calories, 10 g fat, 10.5 g carbs (2.2 g fiber), 4 g. protein