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You know you're starting the day right when you have something sweet to bite into.
If you want a breakfast treat full of good-for-you ingredients, these Almond Butter Breakfast Cookies will definitely hit the spot.
Gather up the good stuff. Start with basic cookie ingredients like butter, brown sugar, an egg, vanilla and spices. Then plus it up with almond butter, whole wheat flour, ground flax seed, oats, dried cranberries and toasted almonds.
Time to get mixing. In a large bowl, beat softened butter, brown sugar, almond butter, vanilla and an egg with an electric mixer on medium speed until creamy.
Stir in flour, ground flax seed, some baking soda, sea salt, cinnamon and ginger until well blended. You can use white whole wheat or regular whole wheat flour. (If you only have all-purpose flour on hand, you can substitute that with good results.)
Stir in old-fashioned oats, dried cranberries and toasted almonds. Dried cherries or dried blueberries are also delicious in these cookies.
On ungreased cookie sheets, drop dough about 2 inches apart. Use a level measuring tablespoon so that cookies are the same size and bake evenly.
Bake in 350°F oven for 7 to 10 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheets to cooling rack.
These mini cookies make a great grab-and-go breakfast. Wrap up a few and you’re good to go!