I know I said my peanut butter cookie dough balls were addictive….but these cookies, phwoar.
Think super rich and buttery with pops of melted dark chocolate.. and with only five wholesome ingredients you can have more than one with your cup of tea, without a drop of guilt!
The traditional peanut butter cookie is laden with fat and refined sugars which will leave you feeling sluggish and without energy, which is not what you need when those afternoon cravings hit! These cookies are packed with heart-healthy and metabolism-boosting monounsaturated fats, and the peanuts provide you with protein too!
Ensure you choose a peanut butter with only one ingredient, peanuts! Of course you could also make your own, which would most likely be a cheaper option and you’ll know exactly what is in it!
When it comes to feeding children, I am a firm believer in getting as many wholesome nutritious ingredients into their diets as possible, and these cookies are no exception. So if you get a batch of these cookies ready for when the kids get home from school, I’m betting you’ll be one popular parent!
Peanut Butter Cookies – makes approx 16 cookies
- 1 cup natural peanut butter
- 1/4 cup honey (sub rice malt syrup for vegan)
- 1 free range egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 tbsp LSA or almond meal
- 1/4 cup choc chips ( I used well naturally sugar free dark choc melts)
- Pre-heat oven to 180°C and line a baking tray with baking paper
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl
- Roll approximately 1.5 tbsp sized balls of dough and place on trays – wet hands can help if the dough is super sticky!
- Press down lightly with a fork, again wetting the fork if neccessary
- Place the cookies into the fridge for 10-20 minutes to chill
- Bake in pre heated oven for 12-15 minutes or until slightly browning around the edges
- Allow to cool slightly in tray before moving to racks to cool completely
Try not to eat them all at once! Store in an airtight container in the cupboard or fridge.