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 I love to document my adventures in food, entertaining, home design, and travel. 

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Almond Butter Snickerdoodles

Since I eat so many cookies, I thought it was about time I experimented with a few (relatively) healthy recipes. Who knew agave, whole wheat flour, and almond butter could yield a chewy, delicious cousin to the all time favorite snickerdoodle? 


Yield: 24

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 12 minutes

Total time: 27 minutes


  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup reduced fat cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup of vegan butter
  • 2 tablespoons smooth almond butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon agave
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup white flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1  teaspoon of cinnamon (and an additional separate 1/2 teaspoon along with 1/2 tablespoons of white sugar for sprinkling)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Place brown sugar, cream cheese, butter, almond butter in a medium bowl and beat with a mixer on a high speed until well combined (approx. 2 min).
  4. Add vanilla, eggs, and agave; beat until well blended.
  5. Combine flours, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt with a whisk.
  6. Add flour mixture to butter mixture; beat at low speed until combined.
  7. Using a tablespoon, drop dough in rows of four onto the baking sheet.
  8. Sprinkle the cinnamon-sugar mixture evenly over cookies
  9. Bake at 350 degree for 12 minutes.
  10. Remove and enjoy once they cool!

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