LETS TALK ABOUT PEANUT BUTTER FOR A SEC.
What’s that word I’m looking for.
Yeaa that pretty much sums it up.
In our college years, there was this crazy easy PB cookie our friend introduced us to. With just four ingredients they could be made in a jiffy (HA pun pride)
Anytime spontaneity ensued.. family game nights, last minute parties, late night movies.. the PB cookies were involved.
As simple and delicious as they were, their only downfall was sugar. Lots of sugar. Like a semi-truck delivery of sugar. Our sweet tooth was satisfied.
For us girls back then, avoiding sugar wasn’t a priority, as much as dating, tanning, and good hair was. In youthful minds, sugar simply equalled happiness, no question about it.
But nowadays, although it is still a nice splurge, we try to cut sugar out when possible.
Strolling down the healthier track lately, I figured it was time for an experiment with the treasured ingredient of my pantry:
Now I must say, Andy and I prefer the peanut butter with an ingredients list that looks like this –>
But suite yourself when it comes to that list. These cookies were made with plain jane peanut-only butter. Should you use a PB that has some type of sweetener, I don’t anticipate you’d have to change my recipe, other than slightly less honey. Otherwise, they will just turn out a bit sweeter.
GLO’S GRAIN-FREE SALTED PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES
1 cup almond flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
1 cup natural creamy Peanut Butter
1/3 cup honey, heaping (less, if using PB with sweetener)
1/4 cup salted cocktail peanuts, chopped (separated)
1 TBSP honey, separately
2 TBSP salted cocktail peanuts, chopped
Preheat 350. Beat your egg first, and then mix it with the PB and honey. Mix almond flour with b. soda and salt. Then mix the wet and dry ingredients together, stirring in your finely chopped salted cocktail peanuts at the end.
Form cookie batter balls. Press them gently so they have a flatter top. I used a jar lid to press.
With a pastry brush, swipe some melted honey atop, and sprinkle finely chopped salted cocktail peanuts.
Bake 9 minutes.
Let them cool before transferring them to a plate. They are very fragile initially!
Come thou fount of every peanut butter blessing.
Happy baking, to all!
from my Tiny Kitchen,