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Flourless, refined sugar-free easy peanut butter cookies (gluten-free, dairy-free)

Soft and slightly chewy, these easy to make peanut butter cookies are ready to eat in less than 20 minutes, with barely any cooling time needed.  With just three main ingredients, they're the perfect healthy snack when you're craving something sweet but still low in sugar and free of any nasty added ingredients. 
Course Baking
Cuisine American, gluten free
Keyword baking, easy recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 9 small cookies
Calories 125kcal

Equipment

  • Small mixing bowl
  • Baking tray

Ingredients

  • 160 g natural peanut butter
  • 1 medium egg
  • 60 g honey
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1.5 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
  • 2 tsp mixed spice (optional)
  • 30 g flaked almonds (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F or 175°C. Then, cover a baking tray with non-stick baking parchment
  • In a medium sized mixing bowl, use a fork to beat the egg. Then add the peanut butter, honey, vanilla, spices and salt and continue to beat together until fully incorporated, and a thick doughy mixture has formed
  • Use a dessert spoon to scoop a spoonful of mixture and shape into a rough ball using clean hands. Place the ball on the prepared baking tray and repeat for the rest of the cookie dough
  • Using a fork, press firmly down once or twice on each dough ball to squish into a flat cookie shape, leaving decorative lines to mark the surface of each cookie
  • Use oven gloves to place the tray in the oven to bake for 8 minutes, or until the cookies have turned a pale golden brown. Do not over-bake as this will cause the cookies to dry out too much
  • Leave to cool for at least 5 minutes before eating. Enjoy these cookies on their own, or dunked into a glass of cold milk