Grain free peanut butter choc chip cookies via www.clairekcreations.com

This is really a bonus post. As we’re all having the month off for the Secret Recipe Club, the organiser had the genius idea of having a Secret Recipe Club cookie swap day where anyone from any of the four groups could put their hand up and be assigned someone else’s blog and bake one of their cookie recipes. Yes there are a whole heap of links to amazing cookies at the bottom of this post.

Grain free peanut butter choc chip cookies via www.clairekcreations.com

I was assigned to A Kitchen Hoor aka Christie from Kansas in the USA. Apparently Christie’s friends have always called her a kitchen Hoor and the name kinda stuck. I wish I’d been assigned to her blog for a regular club month because she has some amazing savoury recipes over there. Chicken with wild mushrooms sounds right up my alley.

Grain free peanut butter choc chip cookies via www.clairekcreations.com

Now I am a huge fan of the chocolate chip cookie but I have so many regular choc-chip cookie recipes I thought I’d change it up a bit and take Christie’s nut-free peanut butter (I don’t quite understand that – does nut butter not have nuts in America?) and mix it with another recipe to make a healthier version – grain free peanut butter choc chip cookies. Wow that’s a mouthful but a tasty one.

Grain free peanut butter choc chip cookies via www.clairekcreations.com

If you make these you will think the recipe is quite odd. It starts with combining peanut butter and an egg which makes this strange-looking goop. Before you curse me for making you waste a cup of peanut butter, keep going, I promise they’re worth the sacrifice. You could also use almond butter or any nut butter but don’t leave out the cinnamon – it’s an essential ingredient.

Mine aren’t technically dairy-free as I used real chocolate but feel free to substitute cacao nibs instead. Maybe Santa would like them with his beer? It’s all about balance isn’t it? Enjoy!

 

Grain free peanut butter choc chip cookies via www.clairekcreations.com

Grain free peanut butter choc chip cookies

Grain free peanut butter choc chip cookies

Yield: 26
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup peanut butter - smooth or crunchy or a combo if you can't decide
  • 1/3 cup raw sugar
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar (or just more raw sugar)
  • 1 large free-range egg
  • 4 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3 squares of best-quality super-dark chocolate, finely chopped

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 160C (350F) fan-forced and line two baking sheets with baking paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the peanut butter and egg.
  3. In another bowl, combine the sugars, coconut flour, cinnamon, baking powder and chocolate.
  4. Stirring with a wooden spoon, add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix until it forms a dough.
  5. Roll 1 tablespoon of dough at a time into balls and place on the trays leaving 3cm (2") between each one.
  6. Use a fork to press the dough down and then press the other way to make a crossed pattern.
  7. Bake the biscuits for 9-11 minutes or until firm on the outside.
  8. Remove the tray from the oven and leave to rest for 5 minutes then use a spatula to transfer the biscuits to a wire rack to cool completely.

 

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