I was in the mood for a different type of cookie and couldn't find anything that sounded quite right. Instead, I found a recipe that sounded promising and tweaked it to suit my cravings. I started with the recipe for Booze it Up cookies from 500 Vegan Recipes. I used the recipe from the book, which apparently had a typo, it was missing cornstarch. I think that would make a good addition to my version as well as they could definitely use a little thickener. I'm adding it to the recipe below. Amaretto makes a great drink, so of course it made a great cookie. Trader Joe's has a great low-priced bottle.
Amaretto Amore Cookies makes about 18 cookies
1/4 cup + 3 tablespoons canola oil 3/4 cup sugar 3/4 cup almond butter 3/4 cup Amaretto 1/2 tablespoon almond extract 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract 1 cup spelt flour 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 3/4 teaspoon baking powder 1 1/2 tablespoon corn starch 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup chocolate chips
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silpat baking sheets. 2. In a large bowl, whisk together the canola oil, sugar, almond butter, Amaretto, almond extract, and vanilla extract. 3. Add all the dry ingredients, except for the chocolate chips. Mix until well-combined. 4. Add chocolate chips. 5. Place well-rounded spoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheets. Place in the preheated oven and bake for about 16 minutes. Let cool slightly and then transfer to a cooling rack before enjoying.
For even more almond love, add some chopped roasted almonds to either the batter or on top before baking.
I'm in my mid-twenties and currently living in San Francisco, CA. Since becoming vegan (over 3 years ago now) I have found that I love to cook; this is my food journal, what I make for myself and my loved ones (both family and friends). I welcome you!