They look like brownies, but they are totally cookies!
These dairy-free fudgy brownie cookies are so soft too which makes them a perfect little treat, plus they could not be easier to make!
Even if you aren’t much of a baker, these are very hard to mess up 🙂
I really wanted to make something that involved three of my husbands favorite things (that I love too)…honey, nut butter, and chocolate. His favorite breakfast is toast with peanut butter and honey! He is absolutely addicted to it. There aren’t many indulgences he can have these days with his health, so anytime I can come up with something he loves, I go for it!
Something I am featuring in this recipe is a really neat, natural chocolate, cacao nibs. Have you tried them? They are really good for you, but also a really delicious treat. I add them to smoothies or on top of yogurt all the time. They bake really well too and create a nice crunch inside the cookie! I have some good tips coming up soon for you about this little ingredient so stay tuned for that!
Feel free to add me on snapchat (username :: alexisroch) for my baking tips/tutorials too 🙂
On to the recipe!
You can easily switch out the flour equally for another type or a gluten-free variety. Make sure to read my gluten-free baking tips to make sure you add the right amount of xantham gum. You only need a tiny amount!
This also tastes AMAZING with peanut butter. You can definitely taste the peanut butter though, so if you want a more chocolate flavor keep the almond butter. Make sure the almond butter is creamy too!
These cookies don’t spread since they don’t have the elements to do that, so a nice little press will make them have a cookie shape. You can also just leave them as drops, just add another minute to the baking time since they will be a little thicker. Either way you do it, they will taste perfect.
Last chemist tip, you can freeze leftover batter or even all of it to use in ice creams, or other treats. It’s like a brownie batter! I have even put the batter in the fridge and served with fruit.
See how rich and chewy they look! They were very popular in my house! A delicious chocolate treat without the guilt 🙂