grandma’s peanut butter cookies, veganized.

I've been on a mission this month to create some deliciously holiday baking that is actually nutritious, especially for anyone who's heading off to family dinners but chooses not to partake in the butter/sugar/gluten extravaganza of a typical holiday dessert table. It's nice to know there's something you-friendly, and hey, with these cookies in particular, I'll bet that no one will know they're actually good for you! {For more sugar-free, feel-great recipes, check out the sweet: ebook in the sidebar...}

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My grandma used to make the best peanut butter cookies. THE BEST. They showed up at all kinds of holidays, and on Thursdays, and really anytime I stayed with her over a weekend as a kid. It was my job to cream the sugar with the butter and to make the little crosshatches with a fork in the top of each cookie. (These, Grandma said, were the secret to a good peanut butter cookie. I believe that still.)


This little adaptation of Grandma's classic recipe doesn't use sugar or butter or wheat flour; in fact, it only uses five simple ingredients: peanut butter, coconut flour, maple syrup, vanilla and a pinch of salt. Just throw everything into the food processor until it forms a smooth batter, roll it into balls and add the little fork flourish. Voila! Decadent little bites of peanut buttery goodness that seem baked (and totally time intensive), but they're not at all. 

What will you do with all of that extra time now that your holiday baking takes only 10 minutes?! ;)


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grandma's peanut butter cookies, veganized
Yields 10
Creamy, delicious peanut butter cookies -- no baking. no sugar. no gluten. no butter. Just good.
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
  1. 1 cup nut butter
  2. 1/2 cup coconut flour
  3. 2 tsp maple syrup
  4. 1/2 tsp vanilla
  5. pinch of sea salt
  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor until smooth.
  2. Roll into 1" balls, then press down in criss-cross pattern using a fork.
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