Simple Healthy Treats

Peanut Butter Cookies

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February 2, 2017
Vegan, Gluten Free, All Natural Peanut Butter CookiesVegan, Gluten Free, All Natural Peanut Butter Cookies
Serves 28 Cookies
Prep time
30m
Cook Time
10m

Sweetened with dates, raisins and a touch of maple syrup these peanut butter cookies are a delight! They’re also a great way to get the handful of nuts you should eat every day. Mix up a batch and put them in the freezer to keep them fresh. They thaw quickly so¬†they’re always ready to eat.


Ingredients

  • 1/4 Cup
    Real Maple Syrup
  • 1/4 Cup
    Melted Butter or Coconut Oil
  • 3/4 Cups
    Organic Medjool Dates (about 7)
  • 1/2 Cup
    Organic Raisins
  • 1 Cup
    Organic All Natural Peanut Butter
  • 1 Teaspoon
    Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Cup
    Organic Whole Oat Flour or Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
  • 1/2 Teaspoon
    Baking Soda
  • 1/4 Teaspoon
    Sea Salt

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

    Set oven temp to 350 degrees
  2. Assemble your ingredients.

    Organic whole oat flour, coconut oil, pure vanilla, real maple syrup, all natural peanut butter, dates, raisins, salt, baking soda
  3. Remove pits from dates, keeping a look out for these little flower like stems.

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  4. Blend, maple syrup, melted butter (or coconut oil), dates, and raisins.

    Easy date puree
  5. Here's what your date puree should look like. *You can use this to sweeten lots of baked goods. Just cook them at a lower temperature and maybe reduce the liquid a bit from one of the other ingredients.

  6. Mix the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, sea salt.)

    All natural peanut butter cookie dry ingredients
  7. I usually whisk the dry ingredients to make sure the baking soda isn't clumpy and the ingredients are evenly distributed.

  8. Mix the date puree, the peanut butter, and the vanilla with the dry ingredients until well combined.

    1 Cup peanut butter and 1 teaspoon vamilla
  9. Use a spoon or a cookie scoop to drop cookie dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet.

  10. Use a fork dipped in water to make the criss cross design on the cookies.

    Wet fork keep cookie dough from sticking.
  11. Make an imprint with the fork. First in one direction, and then the other as shown.

    How to use a fork to create the design on peanut butter cookies.
  12. Bake at 350 in the oven for 10-12 minutes or until just golden brown!

  13. Let sit on the cookie sheet and cool for a minute. Then move to a cooling rack. These are yummy the first day, even better the second day. But real food does not keep well at room temperature so put them in the freezer till your ready to eat them! Enjoy.

    Vegan, Gluten Free, All Natural Peanut Butter Cookies
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    Organic, whole grain, vegan, gluten free, peanut butter cookies.
Nutrition: Peanuts are loaded with healthy fat, and the fiber in the dates and raisins will help protect your body from what little sugar (in the maple syrup) they have. Plus, maple syrup contains 20 different antioxidants!

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