If you like chocolate and almonds, boy do I have a must try recipe for you today! This almond and dark chocolate cookie recipe is must make if you love dark chocolate, almonds and chocolate cookies!
These cookies don’t just have almonds in them, they also have Jif’s new No-Stir Almond Butter in them as well. Trust me when I say these are all kinds of incredible. Jif recently asked me to try their new No-Stir Nut Butter which come in both Almond and Cashew flavors. I used the Cashew Butter to make an amazing Cashew Butter Butterscotch Banana Bread and I am so pleased with how these cookies turned out using the Almond Butter. Truth be told peanuts have always been my least favorite nut, so I am love mixing it up and baking with cashew and almond butters.
For this recipe I started with one of our all time favorite chocolate cookie recipes that I have been making for probably 15 years, my Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies. I think it’s my husband’s all time favorite cookie recipe and I think the almond version manages to top it. I swapped out the peanut butter for Jif Almond Butter, and replaced the chocolate chips and pb cups with almonds and chocolate chunks. It’s sort of like the grown up version of the cookie.
I have always loved the combo of dark chocolate and almonds, and this chocolate cookie recipes really brings out the best of those flavors.
Because a certain baking blogger somehow ran out of chocolate chips (seriously, how is that even possible, I should fire myself from this gig, run out of chocolate chips???), I decided to go with chocolate chunks in these cookies and cut up a dark chocolate bar. Chopping up chocolate gives you nice big chunks but also all those little shavings really work their way through your cookie, filing it with delicious, decadent chocolate.
Don’t you just want to grab a spoon and dig in? Like most people I’m a big cookie dough lover, but these cookies are one of the cookies that I think are as good if not better once baked.
I made mine fairly large. I used my “big” cookie scoop, which is slightly smaller than a standard ice cream scoop.
Find yourself some Jif Almond Butter and make these cookies. You will not regret it. I will definitely be putting these into my Christmas cookie collection this year. They are just as easy to make as your basic chocolate chip cookie, but the taste is really something special.
Almond And Dark Chocolate Cookie Recipe
Deep Dark Chocolate Almond Cookies
- 1 cup butter softened
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup Jif Almond Butter
- 2 eggs
- 2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/3 cup dark cocoa powder regular is fine as well
- 1 cup almonds
- 1 cup chocolate chunks or chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350*F
- In medium bowl combine flour, cocoa and baking soda; set aside.
- In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars together with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add vanilla, almond butter and eggs; mixing well. Stir in flour mixture until just mixed. Fold in chocolate chunks or chips and almonds. Scoop onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes on baking sheet before transferring to wire rack to cool completely.
- Makes approximately 24 cookies, 2-3" in diameter.
Nutrition information is estimated as a courtesy. If using for medical purposes, please verify information using your own nutritional calculator. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Looking for more delicious recipes? You have to check out Jif’s Pinterest Boards. Warning, there’s a good chance you’ll end up drooling. Jif has a great assortment of recipes on their website. I’m loving the Banana Cashew Pancakes, Cashew Blondies, Almond Swirled Oatmeal and the Chewy Peanut Butter Caramel-Bars. And you can also find lots of great recipes, from sweet to savory, linked up on their Facebook page. There are so many delicious ideas to explore!
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Disclosure: Jif is compensating me to try and share their new No Stir Nut Butters. All opinions however are mine and mine alone, as always!
Nick @ Bakingbeardy says
Love alternative nut butters, so this is a great idea for them – but just curious, since I know these have been around for awhile – did they previously have a version which required stirring?
David @ Spiced says
These cookies look amazing! And I love that you left the almonds whole in there, too. Yum!
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says
No stir almond butter? OMG I need that in my life. These cookies…so awesome Christi!
sally @ sallys baking addiction says
I have GOT to try Jif’s almond butter! And these cookies are perfect. I love dark chocolate and almond together. 🙂
Lucy @ Bake Play Smile says
Oh my goodness! I want to eat these right now!!!
Laura @ Lauras Baking Talent says
These look great! My dad loves almonds and I bet he would love these cookies. I will have to make them for him 🙂
Awesome recipe, I’ll definetely make these cookies!
But what if I don’t have almond butter? 🙂
Marina, well the first answer is find some, it’s great! Second answer, you can use peanut butter as well.
Okay, thank you! 🙂
Becca @ Crumbs and Chaos says
These cookies look super decadent – I love the deep dark chocolate and almond combo!
Thanks Becca! I have always loved dark chocolate and almonds, and this seems like a pretty good way to enjoy them both. 🙂