I needed a little sweet snack the other day and decided to experiment with the ol’ peanut butter cookie. I used my favorite Peanut Butter Cookie recipe and altered a few things according to my mood. The almond butter brought a nice crunch and these weren’t too sweet. I brought them to a girls-getting-dressed-pre-wedding gathering and I feel rather honored that (along with tempura lobster tails and champagne), the cookies were devoured.
Preheat the oven to 325. Prepare one baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Beat all the ingredients in a large bowl, ever so quickly. Take about 1 teaspoon full at a time, roll into a ball, and place on cookie sheet 2-3 inches apart. I did 3 things then: smush an almond into the center with your thumb; squish a pecan in with your thumb (this was my favorite!); or just flat it out with your thumb. Bake for 10 minutes.