It should be illegal how delicious and easy these cookies are. No, really…they can be yours in 20 minutes.
They are crispy, golden, sweet and absolutely delicious. The coconut sugar gives them that extra flavor and crunch.
I used to be obsessed with the peanut butter cookies at Subway. Believe it or not, Subway happens to have some really good cookies. Well, these have replaced those….and you only need 4 ingredients!
Literally, 10 minute prep, 10 minutes to bake. Chances are, you may just be tempted to pop one of these suckers straight into your mouth before baking them. However, if you can contain yourself, roll them in glorious coconut sugar and bake them to ultra-yumminess! Is that even a word?
See this guy right here….he was calling my name, to eat him. Confession, I did…after I took the photo.
Recipe: Makes 10-12 Prep time: 10 minutes Bake time: 10 minutes (Double for a large batch)
Gluten-free (Make sure all of your ingredients are labeled to be in a gluten-free facility if you’re gluten sensitive, in case of cross contamination)
1 cup blanched almond flour
1/2 cup creamy all natural organic peanut butter, with no added sugars or oils (I use Santa Cruz, it contains a trace amount of salt, if yours doesn’t, then add a pinch of salt if you like)
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1 tablespoon or so of organic coconut palm sugar to roll the cookies in (you could also try xylitol, stevia or truvia but it won’t have that crunchy golden exterior and I’m not sure of the taste)
Preheat an oven to 375 degrees. Combine the first 3 ingredients well with a spoon. Pour some coconut sugar on a flat plate. Using your palms, form the dough into the size of 10-12 small golf balls. Roll in the sugar completely. Place on a parchment lined sheet pan. Press down gently with the back of a fork in both directions. Don’t completely flatten, they should be about a 1/2 inch thick, as in the picture. Bake for 10 minutes, until the edges are golden brown and the tops have slightly cracked. Cool for 10 minutes, then transfer to cool completely on a cooling rack.
Nutrition: 145.5 calories/ 10g fat/ 4.3g protein/ 9.4 carbs (Per cookie based on 12 cookies. Keep in mind the fat content is healthy fats from the almond flour and peanut butter.)
Whip these up, put them in a decorative basket or box, put a bow on them and give them as a gift!
Look at that gorgeous, crunchy, golden goodness…..
Make sure to check out my other delicious cookie recipes here!
Featured gluten-free cookies: Dark Chocolate Molasses Cookies