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  • The Mellow Baker

Versatile Flourless Chocolate-Nut Butter Cookies

One bowl, less than 30 minutes, endless variations and substitutions.

Total Time: 25 Minutes


Rich, dark chocolate cookies that we can say are "healthyish!"

gluten-free, and downright EASY.


2 eggs

1 cup ANY nut butter (Peanut or almond are my favorite, try sunflower, or even tahini*)

1/2 cup ANY sugar (I recommend coconut or brown sugar, granulated or even syrup will do)

1/3 cup cocoa powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons ANY fat (I like to use melted butter or coconut oil, any oil is fine)

*As is, these cookies are rich, chocolatey, and not-too-sweet. Use sweetened nut butter or 1/4 cup more sugar for a sweeter touch. If you want a less sweet cookie, and only have sweetened nut butter on hand, cut the sugar by a few tablespoons.

Mix the wet ingredients, then add the dry ingredients one by one, THAT'S IT. No chilling or beating or nothing.

Add in anything you like: chocolate chips, mixed nuts, dried fruit, chunky nut butter, seeds, the list goes on!!

Shape into 6-12 equally sized balls, depending on how large you'd like your cookie (image shown above is from a batch of 6 large cookies). Bake at 350 F for 10-12 minutes depending on size. Cookies will be quite soft and fragile when coming out, do not overbake, let sit on the baking tray for at least an hour before moving to an airtight container.

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