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24 servings
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Meal Types:
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Almond Criss Cross Cookies

Delicious cookies to be consumed in moderation, given the high nut butter content.



  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 °F (180 °C). Mix whole wheat flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. In a medium to large bowl, mix the 1 1/3 up Splenda for baking and water, blend with almond butter and vanilla.
  3. Incorporate dry ingredients into the sweetened flavored almond butter.
  4. Drop by tablespoons onto a parchment covered baking sheet, and use a fork to flatten them, making a 'criss-cross' design on each one.
  5. Bake for 8-10 minutes, and cool on a wire rack. Once cool, store in a sealed tin in a cool dry place. Will keep for several days.
  6. Note 1: try and stick to an organic whole wheat flour that uses the entire husk of the wheat, which has a much lower glycemic index and also is less dangerous in terms of commercial insecticides, which are found on the outer husk of the wheat grain.
  7. Note 2: The nuts' slow absorption of the carbs in the whole wheat flour, making this a suitable snack that won't sabotage your efforts if you stick to one or two as a snack.
  8. Note 3: If you don't have 100% almond butter, you can make it in the food processor by grinding it until smooth, or you can substitute any other 100% nut butter like peanut.
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I wrote this recipe, I think it contains too much Splenda after all. If you can think of an alternative sweetener that won't give that aftertaste, please let me know!
29 Jul 08 by member: fraise
eh. They weren't bad, but also weren't as close to my favorite peanut butter cookies as I would have liked. I also screwed up and used just regular sea salt (not finely ground) anticipating it would dissolve somewhere along the lines... nope... you're chewing along and all of a sudden get a salty bite... oh well, I'll eat them. I do have to say this was my first time baking with wheat flour and was very impressed. I liked the texture.
18 Feb 10 by member: abethc724


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Nutrition summary:

There are 104 calories in 1 serving of Almond Criss Cross Cookies.
Calorie break-down: 18% fat, 74% carbs, 8% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 20
Calories 104
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 2.19g 3%
  Saturated Fat 0.186g 1%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 0.561g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 1.296g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 126mg 5%
Potassium 70mg  
Total Carbohydrate 20.83g 7%
  Dietary Fiber 1.7g 7%
  Sugars 11.65g  
Protein 2.21g  
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 32% Iron 75%
of RDI*
(104 calories)
5% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (74%)
Fat (18%)
Protein (8%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories