Clean Eating Cookies

I picked up a Clean Eating magazine to do a little research for Camp Endeavor and because I’ve heard a lot about this book/diet/magazine and never looked into it. I was actually expecting a very high protein, veggies and fruit diet (no carbs or sugar) but it was much more balanced than I thought! I might even subscribe to it!

Since my last baking success, I’ve been on the lookout for new recipes like never before. Bread is next but I needed one more success before tackling something so scary. I have a serious fear of yeast people. I also had been on the lookout for a “healthier” cookie. This cookie fit the bill and I actually had all of the ingredients on hand (which means it is a very short and basic list). The cookies did not disappoint. But then again, what’s disappointing about chocolate and peanut butter?

Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies adapted from Clean Eating

  • 1 cup unsalted almond butter (I used peanut butter because I was out of almond)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 oz dark chocolate, chopped into pieces

Pre-heat oven to 350°F. In a medium bowl, stir together first 5 ingredients until blended. Stir in chocolate.

Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Let cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes and let cool 15 more minutes.



Filed under adventures in baking, antioxidants, chocolate, dessert, eggs, gluten-free, Recipes

23 responses to “Clean Eating Cookies

  1. Anna

    Yum! I would like one of these cookies now with my coffee! Happy Weekend Emily!

  2. these sound great. i was thinking about baking cookies this weekend. happy friday!

  3. Chelsea Ward

    These look delicious and simple. I love how minimal the sugar content is.

  4. I don’t think I’ve ever seen that magazine. Which is odd because I’m a magazine junky! From what I’ve read I like the concept of it, will have to find it next time I’m at the store.

  5. Clean Eating is my favorite magazine, such great recipes.

  6. Tut

    how few ingredients, they’d be easy to make! Now, that’s a new slant on ‘clean’!
    How many did the batch make?

  7. I subscribe to Clean Eating magazine and I look forward to it more than Cooking Light! It is filled with great balanced meals and ideas for just one person or a family! I really like their cookbook too. Check it out! It is put out by Tosca Reno and has some great ideas and things you can modify!

  8. peanutbutterfingers

    those look awesome! is it bad that i immediately think i’d wanna eat ’em crumbled on top of ice cream??? 😉

  9. yeast isn’t so scary – just don’t overthink it 🙂 I ruined bread trying to figure out the right temperature of water to dissolve the yeast in – then I learned to just use your finger and when it starts to feel warm, it’s perfect. I’ve had great bread since! 🙂

  10. oooooo . . . flourless nut butter cookies! Yum.

    If you ever want to join in on a little “Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day” friendly baking, I have a small group going with a couple other bloggers. Easiest homemade bread, I swear!

  11. Yum! These look amazing! I’ll definite give these a try!

  12. These look wonderful! I love super simple recipes that surprise you. I have never read Clean Eating, but I’m going to hav eto check it out – thanks!

  13. I love Clean Eating Magazine! These cookies look awesome!

  14. Thanks for the review of the magazine. I’ve never picked it up thinking what you thought, low carb-hi pro. I will look for it now!

  15. I loved these cookies, so quick and easy to make. When I saw them in the magazine I knew they’d be a winner and they didn’t disappoint. Clean Eating mag provides such awesome inspiration for my clients and me. Love it!

  16. I saw that recipe but haven’t tried them yet. So glad they turned out good!

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  18. Maria Angela

    This recipe look amazing, my husband and daughter are alergyc to nuts , what can I use instead of the almond butter???

  19. Maria Angela

    Hello this recipe looks great, how can substitute the almond butter? my husband and daughter are allergyc?!

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