Peanut, Peanut Buttah
I seriously love love peanut butter. Like, a lot. And I haven’t had a peanut butter cookie in…who knows. The basic peanut butter cookie recipe is insane and they run about 250 calories, a cookie!
So of course hard working, raw food-loving people have already come up with an alternative. And I think these are so much better than the traditional version. I’m not sure what it is, but the peanut butter really stands out in this recipe.
Peanut Butter Cookie
slightly adapted from fimby | makes 28 tablespoon-sized cookies
- 2 cups walnuts
- 1 cup medjool dates, pitted
- ½ cup raisins
- ½ cup peanut butter (pure blended roasted peanuts-no salt, oils or sugar)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ tsp +/- salt
- 1 T melted coconut oil
- Blend walnuts in food processor till mealy. There shouldn’t big chunks but don’t turn it into flour either.
- Remove walnuts from food processor.
- Put dates and raisins in food processor and blend till in a smooth, smooshy ball.
- Add walnuts and remaining ingredients to food processor. Process till well mixed.
- Roll into balls and leave as is (peanut butter balls) or use a fork and press. Cookies will be quite soft and crumbly.
The trick is not to kill your food processor. But I think if the worst happens and you have the nuts and dates/raisins done you could do it by hand. Mine were a bit crumbly so I added the coconut oil. They worked out best when I pressed them fresh. They would be so amazing with a glass of fresh almond milk. Also, if you are fortunate to have a peanut butter machine in your grocery store I highly recommend it. It’s very affordable and waste-reducing. You just flip the switch and hold you container underneath. For about $5 you can get a pound of pure fresh peanut butter without any junk. It may not be perfectly creamy, but it’s delicious!
You could also add cacao powder into the dough as well. I really must say that although there are no traditional or natural sweeteners (besides dates/raisins) it needs no additional sweetness. If you have a peanut allergy you might be able to do this with almond, cashew or sunflower butter. Enjoy these delicious cookies (and thanks fimby!).
Hang in there sugar-free peeps!! You’re doing great!