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Updated on January 12, 2015
Peanut Butter Cookies
Gluten Free, Low Carb, High in essential fats!
Why would your Body benefit from eating these?
1. Peanut Butter- Peanut butter is a healthy fat source when consumed in moderation. The protein + fiber combination keeps you fuller longer, keeps blood sugar levels stable, and improves heart health and blood pressure. Not only is it a good source of fat, it’s a great source of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, such as copper, magnesium, manganese, folate, and vitamin E (keeps that skin looking young)!
2. Eggs- COMPLETE in every way. Eggs have a complete range of amino acids making them complete protein sources. They have all b-vitamins in them, supporting a healthy metabolism. Eggs are a rich source of Omega-3 healthy fats that are important for brain, heart, and bone health. Omega-3’s also help fight inflammation in the body.
3. Stevia- This is my preferred sweetener to regular sugar. Being hypoglycemic, I think it’s extremely important to keep blood sugar levels stable and stevia has a low glycemic impact. This makes stevia great for diabetics and people trying to lose weight. Stevia is also 40x as potent as regular sugar, so you use less and it has little to no calories. Surprisingly, stevia is also great for people with candida, since yeast needs sugar to ferment in the intestine and stevia has been shown to have no impact on the yeast fermentation.
Peanut Butter Cookies
Makes about 10 cookies, depending on the size
1 cup Peanut Butter (I use Smucker’s all natural, there’s no sugar added)
3/4-1 cup of Stevia, depending on your desired sweetness
Preheat oven to 350. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Mix all ingredients well in a bowl, it takes about a minute of stirring for the dough to firm up. The dough is very sticky!
Take a teaspoon and drop the dough in little balls along the pan. Go back and flatten/shape the cookies to your desired shape (they will not rise!) I like to take a fork to make the criss-cross marks like pictured above.
Bake for 7-10 minutes then remove and allow to cool completely on a wire rack. Enjoy!
For a delicious chocolate variation of these cookies (pictured below), click here