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Simple Grain-Free Peanut Butter Cookies

    Peanut cookie

    So my new addiction is grain-free peanut butter cookies! There is no flour in them at all and they are incredibly easy to make. The recipe has been around for a long time but I cut the amount of sugar down and used coconut sugar, although any sugar will work. Basically these are dump, mix and bake cookie. Perfect for a busy day!!

    PS. In the picture I have made mini ice cream sandwiches with two peanut butter cookies and a tiny scoop of vanilla ice cream. It was heavenly xox

PSS. Isn't the sweet nest made by Vintage Rabbit Acres lovely? I met Joy my last trip to CA and we became fast friends!!

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Simple Grain-Free Peanut Butter Cookies

Make a dozen cookies

1 cup creamy peanut butter (I found chunky does bind as well)*

3/4 cup coconut sugar or brown sugar or whatever you eat (but I would not use a liquid sweetener like honey or maple)

1 egg

salt, a pinch to a tsp. depending how much salt you like

1 tsp vanilla extract

 

Pre-heat oven 350˚F

In a mixer with a paddle (or you can use a food processor) add all ingredients. Mix about a minute until it comes together, kind of like play dough. Roll or gently squeeze dough into small balls, set on a cookies sheet lined with parchment paper. Press down center of dough with thumb. Bake 12 minutes. Let cool and enjoy!

*A note about the consistency. Since I know all you readers are amazing cooks, you know nut butters variety in constancy. Some are very oily and some are very dry. I have used both and both made a yummy cookie but each with a different texture. I would not worry too much about an oily butter but if you are using a crumbly, dry butter you might want to add a TBL or so of a mild flavored olive oil to the dough. The perfect consistency would be a soft play dough but do not worry about it too much. As long as you can gently roll/squeeze the dough into a ball.

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Children of Eve

I recently came across coconut sugar, wondered if it would do well in cookies. Thanks for answering that question! I will give these a shot, they look ridiculously tasty.

LaDonna Lateadah

I love this recipe! I make it with other kinds of nut butters as well. Great with cashew butter!

Theresa

Oh my! They look FABULOUS, Clarice! My hubby is not fond of peanut butter cookies, but I am! Will definitely try these! xoxo

heather

These look so yummy! Especially as ice cream sundays! Delish :)

Linda Colantino

Yummy! I need to make a treat for bible study next week and this looks like a good choice.
Happy Easter!
Linda

Dianntha

Oh Clarice,
My mouth is watering and I am so hungry right now...I want one of those cookies. But I have weigh-in in a little while so nothing for me right now. But I am having one of those cookies on Easter! Dianntha

Jody

Now these sound like a nice treat for my afternoon coffee time. Thank you. I do love the nest and pretty eggs. Today's the day I'm getting my pretty Easter things out.

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