I feel like there are never enough cookie recipes in one’s life. Cookies are easy to make, super delicious, and you can make them on the smaller side (should you wish to do so). You can also make them slightly bigger – clearly that is the choice I went with today for these White Chocolate Chip Cookies 😍.
This recipe is inspired by my Chewy Double Chocolate Chip Cookies. I woke up one morning and thought to myself, I am sure these can also be made in a “white” or blondie version. I had to jump into the kitchen immediately and try them out. They turned out great with the very first bake (yay – a very rare occasion).
I had to adjust the measurements slightly, but the deliciousness, the sweetness, the chewiness is all still there. If you are a fan of cookies but perhaps not chocolate (I know – I hear there are some people like that 🤪), this one is totally for you. Delicious white almond butter meets a bit of coconut oil, maple syrup, coconut sugar, gluten-free flour, non-dairy milk, salt, baking powder, and white chocolate. What more can one wish for? This one will definitely not disappoint, I promise!
Why are these White Chocolate Chip Cookies good for you?
I have not raved about almonds and their health benefits in a while, so I thought it is about time again! Almonds are a tree nut and technically a fruit rather than an “actual” nut. Almond trees were first known in the Middle East, however by now, the US is the largest producer of almonds. Almonds are a good source of fiber, protein, and healthy fat. They also contain abundant amounts vitamin E, manganese, and magnesium. Almonds are an absolute powerhouse when it comes to their antioxidant levels. This is a topic that I talk about a lot, mainly because it is so vital and important for our health. Antioxidants eliminate free radicals from our bodies, which in turn means that we develop less oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is the pre-cursor to many Western-known diseases – diabetes, heart attacks, stroke, and dementia. I cannot stress enough how important it is to eat a variety of fruits and veggies in order to support our overall health.
The antioxidants found in almonds are usually directly beneath the skin. Vitamin E is also an antioxidant, which protects your cells particularly from damage to tissue. It also supports the formation of red blood cells, and a healthy circulatory system. Studies involving vitamin E have also linked a higher intake with a lowered risk of heart disease, cancer, and Alzheimer’s. Further research is needed with regards to this topic though. Magnesium is also an interesting contributor to almond’s nutrient benefits. Magnesium is involved in so many processes within our bodies. One of these is blood sugar management. Magnesium may help with blood sugar management and a reduction of type 2 diabetes risk in people with diabetes. It also supports a reduction in insulin resistance irrespective of whether you are diabetic or not. Altogether, not too bad for the small humble almond, am I right?!
How can I adjust these White Chocolate Chip Cookies to my dietary requirements?
These cookies are vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free. If you would like to make these cookies nut-free, simply swap the runny white almond butter for sunflower seed butter. Due to the flour used, these cookies are not paleo-friendly.
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And there you have it for this week. I hope you will enjoy this recipe as much as we do over here. The perfect chewy goodness! As said above, this recipe is inspired by my Chewy Double Chocolate Chip Cookies. Happy baking everyone and ENJOY!