I’ve always been the BIGGEST sucker for a super soft & flavorful peanut butter cookie. It’s just in my blood, you know?
So obviously, I had to recreate using healthier ingredients 😉 I thought it was the perfect time of year as we’re getting into cooler weather and I’m wanting all the warm, comfort foods. Hence why I added a touch of nutmeg… mmmmm.
Instead of the conventionally processed white sugar, I used one of my favorite go-to natural sweeteners, Manuka honey. I have a blog post coming with all of its benefits so stay tuned! If you don’t have or can’t find Manuka, opt for raw, organic, and/or local honey instead for its multitude of health benefits.
Of course, any kind of peanut butter is recommended for this recipe, though I do love a good crunch (crunchy peanut butter all the way !!).
Also, if you’re someone who enjoys a healthy taste of sweet flavors, I’d suggest adding a few more tbsp honey or coconut sugar. Personally, my taste buds don’t LOVE when things are overly sweet, which is why I think these cookies are perfect. They come out incredibly soft and in my opinion, are better the second day!
Comment below if you decide to make! xx
Soft & Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies (Healthified!)
- 1 pasture raised egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup honey (my favorite is Wedderspoon Manuka honey)
- 3/4 cup crunchy peanut butter (or smooth, your choice!)
- 2 tbsp coconut sugar (or sub 2 tbsp additional honey in place)
- 3/4 cup almond flour
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 2 dashes nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
Whisk together egg, vanilla extract and honey. Add in peanut butter and mix thoroughly.
Fold in dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.
Using a cookie scoop or two spoons, divide dough into a dozen cookies on parchment paper covered baking sheet.
Using a wet fork (rinse under water), press gently down on dough, and once more in 90-degree angle to make criss cross marks. Continue rinsing fork for each cookie so it doesn't stick to the dough.
Bake for 14 minutes.
Remove and top with additional sea salt and let cool. Enjoy!