We’ve started the Christmas season! For most of us, that means getting into the kitchen and baking cookies. While sugar should be enjoyed in strict moderation, I do like to offer healthier alternatives to traditional favorites. It’s also fun to show up at a party, serve grain-free cookies, let your friends rave and only then reveal they’re grain-free. I kinda get a kick out of this. 🙂
Almond butter and chocolate sandwiches are fun flourless Christmas cookies you can make with kids that are great for a cookie exchange or party. The cookies also work great served alone as a fun treat.
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10 ounces bittersweet chocolate (I used Equal Exchange bittersweet chocolate bars)
8 tablespoons unsalted butter
Preheat the oven to 350ºF and adjust the rack to the middle position. Place the almond butter, coconut sugar and baking soda in the bowl of a standing mixer and mix on medium speed for 1 minute. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat on medium-low until combined, about 30 seconds.
Using a 1 1/2-inch cookie scoop , spoon the dough into balls and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper . Arrange the balls about 1 1/2 inches apart. Using your fingers, gently press down on the dough balls to make them flat and about ¼-inch thick. Bake for 11 minutes and cool completely. Repeat with remaining dough.
To make the filling: Melt the chocolate and butter over a double boiler. Remove from the heat and let cool until slightly thickened, about 1 hour.
To assemble: Turn half of the cooled cookies upside-down and spoon about 2 teaspoons of chocolate filling into the center of each cookie. Top with the remaining cookies and press each cookie gently to s
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