Thursday, September 22, 2016

#grainfree #sugarfree Peanut Butter Cookies from Mercedes's Kitchen

Mercedes Christesen's 
Fabulous Peanut Butter Cookies
Grain-free!  Sugar-free!  

I've been grain-free for nearly two years now.  No, I don't feel deprived and yes, I actually enjoy my new way of eating.  I especially enjoy greater freedom of movement and I definitely don't miss those dreadful sinus headaches.

But hey, everyone loves cookies.  So my daughter took it upon herself to develop a cookie recipe that I could enjoy.  And do I ever!  

Mercedes agreed to share her recipe with everyone.  I hope you enjoy it, and please, if you repost, give her credit.  This is her very first published recipe and she deserves a pat on the back.  I'm really proud of her.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees

NOTE: All ingredients are approximations! 

  • 16 oz sugar-free peanut butter (either chunky or creamy, your choice)
  • 2 cubes butter (1/2 pound)
  • splash vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp baking soda 
  • 1/8 tsp cream of tartar
  • about 10 pkts of Stevia
  • 3/4-1c coconut flour

Mix the first 8 ingredients in a bowl until semi-fluffy, then add the coconut flour a little at a time until you have a loose cake batter or thick pancake batter.

Let sit and firm up about 20-30 minutes.  

Roll into balls, place on greased baking sheet, then gently cross hatch.

Bake at 425 8-12 min just until browned.  (Remember, ovens vary.)

And there you go!  They go great with a chocolate protein shake. Just sayin'.

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