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Offline Rhiannon

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Peanut Butter cookies
« on: April 18, 2017, 03:26:57 PM »
Last year, I made some sugar-free, flourless peanut butter cookies.  I liked the flavor, but they crumbled to pieces the moment you touched them.  You couldn't honestly call the finished product "cookies." 

So I stopped making them until I got a craving recently.  Back online I went and found the very basic and simple recipe. 

1 cup creamy peanut butter *
1/2 cup Swerve sweetener
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

Mix ingredients together by hand until well mixed.
Roll balls of dough into about the size of a large walnut and place on cookie sheet that has been lightly greased with coconut oil.

Press a fork onto cookies, flattening somewhat and making grid marks.  Sprinkle a little Swerve on top if desired.

Bake at 350 for 14 minutes; then reduce the temp to 320 and bake another 9-10 minutes

When I first made this batch, I took them out after 14 minutes as the recipe called for.  As I took the first cookie off the sheet, it crumbled into many pieces.  In frustration, I put the batch back in the oven and cooked another 10 minutes on 350.  To my surprise, they did not burn and they did hold together.  The next time I made them, I did the 1st 14 minutes on 350 and the final 9 minutes at 320. 

I have a gas oven.  I also kept a close eye (and nose) on the cookies, looking and smelling for any signs they were burning.  They are slightly crisp on the bottom, but still fairly soft and chewy overall.

*I am able to grind my own peanut butter at the local Raley's grocery store, so there is no added sugar.

Offline Grammabear

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Re: Peanut Butter cookies
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2017, 03:47:38 PM »
Thank you for sharing your PB cookie recipe.  My hubby loves a sweet treat in his lunch every night and I think these cookies will fit the bill nicely.
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Re: Peanut Butter cookies
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2017, 02:47:22 PM »
We are still having cool weather and rain in northern California, so I like to brew a cup of coffee in the evenings and have a couple of these cookies with a cup of coffee.  :)  I'll be making another batch when I get home today. I tend to have the same treat again and again, then I finally tire of it and move on to something else.  For now, my craving is peanut butter cookies.

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Re: Peanut Butter cookies
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2017, 07:32:05 AM »
You have a good habit as far as I'm concerned.  A cup of coffee and a couple of cookies sounds wonderful.  :)  I also do the same thing as far as treats go and my husband thinks I'm silly.  He has the same treat over and over again - which is a whole apple but of course he is not diabetic either.
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