Peanut Butter Chocolate CookiesMy kids always want to make cookies.  I’ve tried quite a few ‘healthy’ recipes and most turn out pretty good, but I needed a new one to add to the mix.  I like to treat my kids with healthy indulgences.  There is room in life for cookies, just no room for store-bought versions with artificial ingredients, hydrogenated oils and a million refined sugars.  I started with a recipe from Oh She Glows (a fantastic food blog!!), and I made them a couple times to perfect it my way (one change was to cut out the sugars I don’t use!). 

peanut butter chocolate cookie doughPeanut Butter chocolate cookiesResults… my kids loved them!  My job, done.  At least in the treats department.

To make these cookies, I made my own oat flour.  I used Trader Joe’s gluten-free rolled oats.  You can buy oat flour, but it’s super simple to make yourself in a high-speed blender or food processor.

Making Oat Flour

I use organic peanut butter (I like the no-salt added version).  I used chunky because that’s all we had, but if you don’t want the peanut bits, go with creamy.  Please use a good-quality peanut butter, otherwise you’ll be getting refined sugar and hydrogenated oils in your cookies. 

Organic Peanut Butter

Another tip – if you use Sun Butter to keep them nut-free, make sure to read the labels.  Many Sunbutters contain added sugar.

Here’s the recipe!  I hope your family enjoys them as much as mine did.

 

Grain-free Chocolate Chip Cookies
Super simple and delicious gluten-free and dairy-free chocolate chip goodness!
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup almond butter
  2. 1/2 cup organic coconut palm sugar
  3. 2 eggs
  4. 1 cup chocolate chips
  5. 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Use a tablespoon or ice cream scoop to portion 'dough' onto parchment-lined baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes.
  5. Let cool slightly and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Notes
  1. Cookies will puff but not spread out so shape before they go into the oven.
Adapted from Martha Stewart
Adapted from Martha Stewart
Angie Jones http://healthyangie.com/