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Almond Butter Hemp Seed Cookies

April 19, 2015

With just 4 basic ingredients and 3 optional ad-ins, these Almond Butter Hemp Seed Cookies couldn’t get easier! They’re made from clean ingredients, are high in protein and make a heart-healthy alternative to junk-filled cookies.

With just 4 basic ingredients and 3 optional ad-ins, these Almond Butter Hemp Seed Cookies couldn't get easier! They're made from clean ingredients, are high in protein and make a heart-healthy alternative to junk-filled cookies.I’m often asked what my favourite part is about my job. It’s an answer I struggle with because my job is ever-changing and something that I love this week will probably be my worst nightmare next week (story of my life…), but I think I’ve finally nailed down my answer.

I absolutely LOVE that every single day I’m challenged to try something new.

I can’t believe I just said that.

A few years ago, the thought of change and anything new scared the bajeeeezus out of me. PROOF. But I’ve made it my life mission to tackle that fear and somewhere along the way it became something I enjoyed.

I’ve come to learn that anything that scares you is exactly what you should be doing.

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With just 4 basic ingredients and 3 optional ad-ins, these Almond Butter Hemp Seed Cookies couldn't get easier! They're made from clean ingredients, are high in protein and make a heart-healthy alternative to junk-filled cookies.There truly is nothing more magical than the feeling of tackling something new and realizing that you’re capable of more than you thought possible.

But all of this takes work, practice and patience. The latter of which is not my strong suit.

Take this Almond Butter Hemp Seed Cookies post. At one point in my life I would not have thought that writing a blog post – let alone a blog- was something I was capable of. Food photography gave me anxiety and social media overwhelmed me. Now these things are so basic for me and I’ve streamlined the process to a point where I could probably do it all with my eyes closed…upside down. Except when I come back from vacation.

Sometimes I decide I’m going to tackle GIFs or collages or business-related tasks like pitches and designing proposals. Occasionally I really step out there and take on crazy projects like creating and publishing an ecookbook in 7 weeks. NBD.

With just 4 basic ingredients and 3 optional ad-ins, these Almond Butter Hemp Seed Cookies couldn't get easier! They're made from clean ingredients, are high in protein and make a heart-healthy alternative to junk-filled cookies. My latest project is video. I’ll admit that I hate it. With a passion. I even filmed a video for this post. But it sucks so you don’t get to see it.

But here’s the thing, even though it sucks I know that the next one will be better. I’ll eventually figure out lighting and Adobe Premiere and really creating a piece of work that is both of value to you and an accomplishment for me.

So I’m going to keep at it and one day you’ll get to see the product of this hard work.

Until then, I’m going to keep trying something that scares me every.single.day. I encourage you to do the same because damnnnnn it feels good.

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Almond Butter Hemp Seed Cookies

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 17 minutes
  • Yield: 12 cookies 1x
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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl combine almond butter, coconut palm sugar and egg.
  3. Stir in hemp seeds.
  4. Add in vanilla, chocolate chips and sea salt if using.
  5. Dough should come together as a sticky ball but will hold together.
  6. Roll into 12 small balls and place on a parchment or silicone-lined baking sheet.
  7. Score each cookie with a fork to flatten. Sprinkle with additional hemp seeds.
  8. Bake for 12 minutes.
  9. Remove from oven and let cool on tray for 10 minutes. DO NOT TOUCH as they will fall apart.
  10. After 10 minutes, remove and let cool completely on a wire rack.
  11. Store in an airtight container for several days on countertop.

With just 4 basic ingredients and 3 optional ad-ins, these Almond Butter Hemp Seed Cookies couldn't get easier! They're made from clean ingredients, are high in protein and make a heart-healthy alternative to junk-filled cookies.Like this recipe? Here are a few others you might enjoy:

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The Best Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
Healthier Ginger Molasses Cookies

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  • Reply
    Lucie@FitSwissChick
    April 19, 2015 at 8:38 am

    I totally agree. I am convinced that we gain so much strength if we challenge ourselves everyday – with the successes AND the failures.
    I am just on my trip around the world on my own and well, I have no clue what all those days in these five weeks will bring and I am on my OWN. Talk about a challenge but one I LOVE. I got lost in Sydney today, so that was a big one. I made it back home and didn’t die 🙂

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    GiselleR @ Diary of an ExSloth
    April 19, 2015 at 9:03 am

    I’m terrified of change. I’m actually having trouble sleeping these days because of graduation. Not being in school and having to look for a job is a little too much for me to fathom apparently. But I’m working on it.
    p.s. all I was to do now is see that video haha

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    Michele @ paleorunningmomma
    April 19, 2015 at 9:29 am

    Love how easy these are! I’m always trying to find/figure out quick and easy cookie/muffin recipes to have for snacks during the week for my whole family. Great idea. I’m sure the video wasn’t nearly as bad as you think!

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    She Rocks Fitness
    April 19, 2015 at 9:55 am

    i despise doing video too…I just feel so awkward, but I know how important it is to build my brand. Baby steps to conquering that fear…I’m doing it slowly but surely, but it doesn’t seem to be getting any easier…LOL!

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    Laurie
    April 19, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    In the oven.

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      Davida Kugelmass
      April 19, 2015 at 1:05 pm

      You’re my fave 🙂 Enjoy, lovely! I’m munching on one too. 3rd batch of the week…

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    Hippie Butter
    April 19, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    I can not wait to make these cookies for everyone at work. They’re going to go over great in the break room. I’m going to make one batch with Almond Butter and the second batch with Hemp Seed Butter. Thank you for taking the time to share your amazing recipe.

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    Nikki @ The Road to Less Cake
    April 19, 2015 at 1:31 pm

    Almond butter and hemp seeds are two of my fav things, so I’m loving this combo. Pinning it straight away.

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    June Burns
    April 19, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    Those look awesome! Such delicious-looking cookies, and so healthy too! Love the use of almond butter 🙂

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    Cassie
    April 19, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    Wonderful! I love almond buttah!

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    Nancy
    April 19, 2015 at 11:56 pm

    I’m allergic to almonds and eggs. Do you think cashew or sunflower butter, or even peanut butter would be good here? Also which egg substitute do you think would work best?

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    Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness
    April 20, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    Hell yea! I’m all about doing things that scare me… I see all too often that people live in their comfortable shells and never challenge themselves outside of their comfort zone. When something is exciting but scary, that’s when I know that I should go for it!

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    Yum Yucky
    April 20, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    I’m so excited to try this recipe. My stomachs are going to be very happy.

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    Lauren
    April 21, 2015 at 12:42 am

    Almond butter hemp seed cookies – hello!
    I couldn’t agree more with what you have written in this post Davida. Someone said to me the other week that if we are not stepping out of our comfort zones at least once a week then we are not living hard enough. Keep being amazing lady – you are an inspiration to so many!

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    Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves
    April 22, 2015 at 11:02 pm

    Gahh you’re amazing. Towards the end of this semester, I’ve been falling into the habit of only doing things that are comfortable and familiar, but I hope to break out of that and reacquaint with the thrill of trying new things. New experiences can be uncomfortable, but I know that they have never failed to help me grow and learn. Thanks for the reminder, Davs ♥
    Also, need these cookies ASAP

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      Davida Kugelmass
      April 24, 2015 at 6:33 am

      It’s funny cause I think of you as someone who is totally open-minded to new things! But even the best of us can get stuck in a rut. I challenge you to do something crazy today. You never know where it will take you! Lots of love xoox

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    Rachel (LittleChefBigAppetite)
    April 26, 2015 at 10:42 pm

    Yum! I have hemp seeds! Now I actually know what to do with them!

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    Jamie
    May 12, 2017 at 7:59 am

    Is it possible to substitute some other seeds like chia seeds? Or grinded oats?

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    Sandy
    February 28, 2019 at 10:13 am

    I don’t have coconut palm sugar, nor can I probably find it easily in my small town. Can I sub stevia or another artificial sweetener instead?

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    Thelma
    April 24, 2019 at 9:33 pm

    In the oven…

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