Thursday, January 2, 2014

Chocolate Almond Fudge Drops

Chocolate Almond Fudge Drops
This cookie is about as simple, and delicious, as you can get.  With only five, mostly healthy ingredients it is a no brainer to throw together and yet it tastes like something from a gourmet candy shop.  I got the inspiration from a recipe I found in Oprah magazine that listed just sugar, peanut butter and eggs as the ingredients and I plan to try a peanut butter version of this soon as well.  The cookies seem very gooey when they first come out of the oven, but they solidify nicely and can be stored in an air tight container in the fridge for days if they last that long.

* I made a double batch of these for a party a few weeks after the original post, but I didn't have quite enough almond butter... only about 1 2/3 cups instead of the 2 cups I needed.  So in order to thicken up the dough I added an additional 1/4 cup dark cocoa and 1/2 cup organic sugar.  They tasted just as amazing.

Chocolate Almond Fudge Drops

2 organic eggs
1 C. almond butter
3/4 C. organic white sugar
1/4 C. (dark) cocoa powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pure almond extract

Whisk the eggs in a large mixing bowl for about a minute.  Add in the almond butter and sugar and beat until creamy.  Stir in the cocoa powder, salt and almond extract. Drop tablespoon-size balls of dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 350F for about 12 minutes. Makes about 18 cookies.

dough all mixed together

ready to bake

hot from the oven
batch I made for a party
(ready to bake)

dipped in crushed candy canes for Christmas!

close up view
as part of a Christmas Cookie gift!
as part of a dessert tray for a friend's party

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