Hello, everyone! This is Q’Zion, and welcome to The Joys and Trials of a Christian Teen. Those of you who follow me know that about 2 months ago, I began my fitness journey with a healthier diet and frequent exercise. One of the things that I’ve incorporated into my healthier lifestyle is new, healthier recipes to satisfy my sweet and salty cravings, while maintaining the nutritious value that our bodies need. Therefore, Goodmommy and I decided to whip up a batch of flourless peanut butter cookies!
For years, this recipe has been a favorite in our household, and it’s also perfect for anyone who has a taste for a cookie (or anything sweet) that’s not going to count for half-a-day’s worth of calories. Today I will be sharing the recipe for this chewy, sweet, and salty cookie with you all! Let’s get in to it!
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup sugar (we used a sweetener that is 100% sugar-free, but it tastes like sugar)
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 pinch of sea salt for sprinkling
1.) Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit before you prepare your batter.
2.) Mix your peanut butter and sugar together in a large bowl. In a different bowl, combine your vanilla extract and egg; whip them lightly. Pour your wet ingredients into the large bowl and mix until all the ingredients are well-combined.
3.) Take about a teaspoon-full of batter and place it onto your baking sheet/parchment paper; roll each cookie into a round ball. Don’t forget to space your cookies about 1.5 inches to give them room to spread without touching.
4.) Use the teeth of a fork to create line indents in each cookie–once vertically, and again horizontally–to create a crosshatch pattern. Only put enough pressure to create indents; we wouldn’t want to create holes in the cookies!
5.) Sprinkle a pinch of sea salt on each of your cookies.
6.) Let the cookies bake for 10-12 minutes; don’t take them out until you see the edges becoming golden brown.
7.) Let the cookies cool down for 5-7 minutes.
8.) Enjoy your soft and chewy no-flour peanut butter cookies!
We made our first batch of these delicious cookies for the first time in a while last Thursday night, and believe me when I tell you that they were gone by the next day. Peanut butter cookies are addicting, chewy, and delicious; but I love how the healthy ingredients (plus extra optional ingredients like dark chocolate, oats, and M&Ms) soothe the sweet & salty craving that pops up every once in a while.
If you have ever tried peanut-butter cookies, please tell me your thoughts on them in the comments! And if not, I highly encourage you to give this simple, nutritious, and delicious recipe a go; if you’re someone who loves peanut butter, you’re bound to love these cookies! I would love to hear from you all in the comments!
Have a blessed rest of your day or night, everybody! God bless you all, and I’ll catch you later! Peace in! ♡