I've been on the hunt for a good cookie recipe that fits in with our new way of eating. I came across a blog and instantly liked Tara because she was so honest about how her "peanut butter" cookies turned out. She didn't like them and she told her readers not to make them. I felt challenged and inspired.
Here is my version of "Peanut Butter" Cookies:
- ½ cup chunky, organic, raw almond butter*
- ¼ cup coconut oil
- 3t stevia (we use NuNaturals brand NuStevia powder)
- 1 egg
- 1 ¼ cups Bob's Red Mill finely ground almond meal/flour
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- Trader Joe's 73% dark chocolate candy bar, cut into big chunks
- Cream together 1st four ingredients
- Stir in flour & salt
- Drop spoonfuls on ungreased baking sheet
- Add a chunk of chocolate to the top and press it in a bit
- Bake at 350º for about 8-10 minutes
- The cookies got two thumbs up from the whole family. Carly, my 12-year old, said they tasted like almond butter. I take that as a compliment.
- And in spite of how her cookies turned out, you should check out Tara's blog, Always Underfoot.
- *we don't eat peanut butter (or peanuts) anymore for a few reasons: they are one of the most common food allergens, they contain anti-nutrient lectins, and are especially susceptible to a mold that produces a mycotoxin called aflatoxin. Read more about toxic peanuts here.