Removing dessert items like cakes and cookies from your diet will usually speed up weight loss and improve your overall health. However, condemning yourself to a lifetime of no treats doesn't sound like a fun way to live and it's not a practical solution to weight problems. Instead of punishing yourself, try altering your favorite recipes to help them fit into your new lifestyle. These cookies have much more protein and much less sugar than your average chocolate chip cookie but they should still satisfy your sweet tooth.

Things You Will Need

1 cup almond butter

3/4 cup Splenda

3 oz. chopped chocolate

8-inch by 8-inch square baking pan

Parchment paper

Nonstick cooking spray

Step 1

Stir the almond butter in the jar with a chopstick or the handle of a wooden spoon. Natura almond butter will separate in your pantry so you need to stir it until it has a uniform consistency.

Step 2

Measure one cup of almond butter and 3/4 cup Splenda into a measuring bowl. Stir them together until the mixture is combined.

Step 3

Chop 3 ounces of chocolate into coarse chunks. Dark chocolate has less sugar than milk chocolate so buy the darkest chocolate you can tolerate.

Step 4

Stir the chocolate chips into the almond butter and Splenda mixture.

Step 5

Place a piece of parchment paper in the bottom of an eight inch by eight inch square baking dish. Spray the parchment paper with non-stick cooking spray.

Step 6

Spread the cookie batter into the baking dish and smooth it with the back of a spoon.

Step 7

Bake the cookies for approximately eight minutes in a 350 degree oven. Watch them carefully to prevent them from burning.

Step 8

Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool for five minutes. Cut the cookies into 12 pieces and enjoy them with a glass of tea or coffee.


Tips & Warnings

Parchment paper will help prevent the cookies from sticking to the bottom of the pan. If you do not have parchment paper, spray plenty of non-stick cooking spray on the pan before you add the cookie dough.