Super Simple and Unbelievably Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies
Cookies are the perfect snack. They curb the sweet tooth while fulfilling your hunger when you need a quick bite to eat! Despite popular belief, cookies can actually be pretty healthy.
In fact, these cookies are extremely healthy! With only a few simple ingredients these cookies pack a powerful nutritious punch. You will not believe how easy these are to make, or how delicious they taste.
These cookies are for the peanut butter lovers. If you find yourself heading towards the peanut butter jar with a spoon a few too many times throughout the day, these cookies might be your saving grace. The yummy peanut butter taste can satisfy that craving with no problem.
These healthy treats are soft and fluffy on the inside, perfectly sweet in flavor, and moderately crunchy on the outside. They are even better paired with a nice glass of nut milk!
This recipe calls for stevia, but it is definitely not necessary!
If you do not think peanut butter needs any added sweetness, than you will be fine to skip the stevia. But if you want your cookie a little sweeter, more like a traditional cookie, you should add the stevia. I use stevia because it is a zero calorie, zero sugar, NATURAL sweetener, but you can of course sub it for honey, agave, pure maple syrup, etc.
You can also sub peanut butter for any other nut butter. Almond butter works great but even cookie butters, or other low sugar specialty nut butters will work just fine. If the peanut butter you use is a specialty kind, you probably will not want to add any extra sweetener to the batter.
Another fun component to these cookies is you can add-in anything you would like. Nuts, chocolate chips, cinnamon, etc. Don’t you just love recipes that let you get creative?! I do! Let us know how you customized your cookies! Did you add in anything special? Or use your own nut butter? Let us know.
1 cup of natural peanut butter or nut butter of choice
2 large organic eggs
**2 tablespoons of coconut flour IF you use natural peanut butter and your dough is to creamy
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract (optional)
1 tablespoon of stevia (optional
Pre heat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. In a bowl crack two eggs and beat well. Mix in 1 cup of peanut butter, the vanilla extract, and stevia if you are using it for sweetener. **If you used natural peanut butter and your dough is way too creamy, add the coconut flour. You might need to add another table spoon or two depending on your peanut butter.
Also if you used a liquid sweetener, you will need to add coconut flour. Roll your dough into cookie sized balls and place them on your baking sheet. Press them flat, and bake for 8-10 minutes or until your kitchen smells amazing and the cookies are golden brown.