Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Day 1: Flourless Natural Peanut Butter and Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies

My husband, Adam, just finished reading  The Primal Blueprint by Mark Sisson and asked if I could make a cookie that followed some of principals he read about. What that meant was making a cookie with NO flour, NO sugar and using all natural products. Oh, and it needs to taste good too, Ummm...that's not how Grandma used to make cookies!!!

Well, this is a challenge and creating something new will be much more fun then making the same cookies everyday, Right!?

I looked up different flourless cookie recipes online and found a great one by Claire Robinson on the food network website. Since this recipe called for 1 cup of sugar, I had to make one adjustment.

I replaced the sugar with Organic Blue Agave Sweetener (this can be found in almost every market since Dr. Oz mentioned it on his show).

(adapted for Claire Robinson's recipe above)

1C Natural Peanut Butter
1/2 C of Organic Blue Agave Sweetener (you can use more or less depending on taste)
1 Organic Egg slightly beaten
1 TSP of Natural Pure Vanilla Extract
1 72% Cocoa Dark Chocolate Bar (Trader Joe's has the perfect size or you can use 1/2 of a Girardelli Intense Dark bar)
Sea Salt

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
Mix the first four ingredients together  
Place the 72% Cocoa Bar in a zipper sandwich bag and break chocolate bar using a rolling pin or the dull side of a meat mallet.
Add chocolate chunks to the mixed dough.
Form the dough into a circle and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Using a fork make a crosshatch pattern. Be careful not to press too hard, the cookie will crumble.
Sprinkle a little sea salt on top of each of the cookies (this really makes these cookies sing!).
Bake for 8-10 minutes
Remove cookies from oven and let them cool for 1 minute on the cookie sheet. Then transfer them to a wired cookie rack to cool completely.

 Ian: "Amazing and Amazing!!!"

Dane: was speechless

Noah: "OMG!!!"

Adam worked late that day. By the time he got home there was only one cookie left. Luckily, this was a very simple recipe so I whipped up a second batch for him the next day.


Unknown said...

They were delicious!


Kristin Lenz said...

I think you should have a cookie/new kitchen open-house party!