Cookies are not a topic to get technical about, but technically speaking, there aren’t supposed to be paleo cookies, gentle or otherwise. The clarifying question of, “would a caveman have access to this food?” pretty well eliminates the whole cookie food group. But when you have a family, sometimes you need a healthy treat that packs a little protein and still makes everybody happy. This Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie fits the bill.
Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 c. natural peanut butter (not the kind with the oil sitting on top, but the kind that’s already blended)
3/4 c Truvia
1 large egg
1/2 t. soda
1/4 t. salt
Optional: bars of low-sugar chocolate broken into chunks, or, use a cup of regular chocolate chips.*
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Stir together all ingredients but chocolate chips til well blended.
- Stir in chips.
- Form each cookie into a spoon, pressing it together slightly and into a ball shape, then drop it onto a prepared cookie sheet.
- Bake 12-14 minutes.
- Cool 5 minutes before transferring off pan.
- Cool 15 more minutes before eating (if you can wait)
*Note: Unless a health condition prevents it, I don’t advocate taking kids off all sugar forever as I mentioned in this post, hence the use of real chocolate chips in this recipe. Kids that grow up with a “no sugar ever, ever” restriction will make up for it when they get a little freedom. I think we need to say ‘yes’ to our kids as much as possible! Life is full of no’s.
Besides all that, kids need cookies. They’re in the official kid food pyramid.
We’re stronger together!