In honor of my little peanut who just turned nine, I thought it only appropriate to share one of her favorite cookies of all time; classic peanut butter cookies. These old-fashioned chewy treats have been a staple in our house for years, but the recipe is by no means traditional. More…
It turns out that many of the recipes I reworked are also pretty good for someone on a diabetic diet, or anyone watching their carb intake, as my preferred source of flour replacement is a combination of almond flour and coconut flour. Together, these flours offer a very low glycemic load and are pretty high in dietary fiber. I am not saying there is no sugar to be had, but the load ends up being much lower without the all-purpose flour. The recipe below makes 30 cookies that are 182 calories each with an estimated glycemic load of only 8. Pretty good for a moist, buttery Thai-inspired nibble! That reminds me, the thing that makes these biscuits alluring is an East-meets-West influence. The use of coconut oil ended up being pure genius–if you like a good Asian peanut sauce. The aroma in the kitchen while these babies are cooking is intoxicating.
Thai Peanut Butter Cookies
- 200 grams of coconut oil
- 200 grams of baker’s sugar
- 200 grams of brown sugar
- 1 Tbsp vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 200 grams peanut butter
- 100 grams of almond flour
- 100 grams of coconut flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
MISE EN PLACE
- Measure out ingredients.
- Sift together flour, baking soda, and salt in bowl.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream fat, sugar, vanilla, and eggs together. Beat until smooth. Add peanut butter and beat again until smooth. Add dry ingredients and mix until combined.
Using a cookie scoop for uniform-sized cookies, place balls on ungreased cookie sheets and bake for 10-15 minutes or until desired doneness.
This recipe was altered to be gluten and dairy free from a classic peanut butter cookie recipe written on lined notebook paper with years of peanut butter marks and vanilla extract stains that give away its age. I do not know where it came from, but I salute the original creator…whoever you are =)