Recipe Redux: Gadget Gifts

December 21, 2012 § 2 Comments

I was excited to hear that this month’s Recipe Redux challenge was Gadget gifts! Since we just got married less than 9 months ago, we were given all kinds of cooking tools, kitchen appliances, and baking items as wedding gifts. I suspect this is why they say couples gain weight after getting married…because cooking is so FUN now! My absolute FAVORITE is the one that saves me the most time in the kitchen… this gorgeous Kitchen Aid mixer from my Aunt Sue.


This mixer just makes everything so much easier, I absolutely love it.  Everyone questioned the color that I picked when I told them it was called “Boysenberry,” ha! But as you can see, it’s a warm color that really looks great in our kitchen. It’s a perfect gift for any cook with any level of experience.

This week I used my mixer to create a recipe for Egg-Free Almond Butter Cookies. I must admit, the egg-free decision was purely based on necessity since I had used the rest of the eggs that morning. However, it became a great experiment that produced some delicious cookies! Check out the recipe below:

Egg Free Almond Butter Cookies

Makes 20-25 cookies


  • 1/4 c brown sugar
  • 1/4 c granulated sugar
  • 1/2 c almond butter
  • 1/4 c butter
  • 2 T 2% plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 c whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 c all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • slivered almonds, optional


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Mix together almond butter, sugars, vanilla, butter and yogurt.
  • Add the flours, baking powder and baking soda.
  • Roll dough into 1/2 inch balls approximately, place on ungreased baking sheet and gently press down with fork.
  • If desired, add slivered almonds to top of cookies
  • Cook for 10 minutes.
  • Allow cookies to cool before eating.

Egg-Free Almond Butter Cookie Dough

I prefer rounder cookies, but feel free to make thinner, crispier cookies by flattening more with your fork. If you do this, you will want to bake cookies 1-2 minutes less.

Egg-Free Almond Butter Cookies

Egg-Free Almond Butter Cookies

These make a FABULOUS treat to bring to Christmas parties and gatherings. The almond butter adds extra protein making them hearty and filling. I hope you enjoy!

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