These soft and chewy flour-less peanut butter cookies satisfied my craving this morning. All I could think about was peanut butter when I woke up, so I decided to whip up a batch. This basic recipe that has been around since before my time is naturally gluten-free!
Being sensitive to the effects that white sugar has on my blood sugar levels I decided to replace it with my unrefined sugar that is full of naturally occurring minerals. It added a wonderfully rich and satisfying flavour to the cookies. Coupled with the fact that I used organic, natural peanut butter with no added ingredients these cookies aren’t all that unhealthy anymore!
1 cup organic peanut butter (look for a brand with peanuts being the only ingredient)
1 cup organic unrefined sugar (rapadura, panela, gur or jaggery are all common names of unrefined sugar that are currently sold at health food stores)
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp baking soda
Preheat oven to 350.
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Combine all the ingredients together and mix well.
Using unrefined coconut butter to lightly oil your hands, roll the dough into small balls and place on the cookie sheet. I find that smaller cookies work best for this recipe. Press down slightly with a fork until they’re about 1/2 inch thick (they won’t spread or flatten very much, if at all)
Bake for 8-10 minutes.
When removed from the oven they will still be very soft to the touch. Leave to cool for 5 minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack.
These delicious cookies are very soft and chewy, yum!