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Guest Post: Meet THE BESTIE

ZOMG I am swamped. I spent all day running around the city workin up some seeeerious blisters getting organized for my graduation tomorrow. Thats right….as of 10am I will have yet another degree (4 if you’re counting…long story…I’ll tell you someday).

And if that weren’t enough I’m also preparing for an EPIC ROAD TRIP. I’ll be heading out this Friday (stay tuned for LOADS of fun details on that plus tips for what to pack for the open road….tomorrow!)

So since I am currently staring down an empty fridge and but few hours left in the day I am turning the reigns of The Healthy Hipster over to Meg (aka. The Bestie)

MEGGINZ! The Gluten-Free Sugar-Free Goddess of Baking (my lips approve!)

Simple & Delish Peanut Butter Cookies!

This recipe is simple, using only 5 ingredients (in easy to remember quantities no less!). And, as always, gluten free, dairy free and sugar free (mostly)! **HH Note: Meg is lactose intolerant & type 1 diabetic…plus she hearts a fella who can’t tolerate da gluten. So when I say she’s a GF SF DF baking goddess…I mean it. There’s magic in her oven mitts.
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup chunky or smooth all natural P.B.
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup ground flax meal
  • 1 egg** 
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • a pinch of sea salt (optional, I am obsessed with salty sweet combos so this was a must for me)
**HH: Vegans could exclude the egg and add in an extra splash of nutmilk or water due to all the flax in the recipe – but please comment to let me know if you try this method out!

Directions
  1. Whisk egg, honey and PB together until well combined, then add in the remainder of the dry ingredients. Mix until well combined.
  2. Roll dough into 1 inch balls using a TBSP measure and arrange on a baking sheet lined with tin-foil.
  3. Press a small spoon into the center of each cookie to make a nest. Fill with 4 semi sweet choc. chips or good quality dark chocolate broken into bits.
  4. Bake at 325-350 (depending on your oven) until the bottoms have turned a golden brown. Allow to cool and store in an airtight container.
VARIATION: If you like a fruitier/sweeter cookie try filling the nest with a touch of jam/jelly/compote once the cookies have cooled. Its like bite sized PB & J!
Additional Note: if your P.B. is a little on the dry side (which, lets be honest, happens at the bottom of an all natural P.B. jar) you can mix in a tbls of light vegetable oil in with the wet mix to smooth things out.
YUM!
xo
–m
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4 Comments

  • Reply andrenna June 16, 2011 at 12:17 am

    yummm i love pb & chocolate combos, and these sound easy and delicious!

  • Reply Heather Eats Almond Butter June 16, 2011 at 10:23 am

    My lips would definitely approve of those cookies. 🙂

  • Reply movesnmunchies June 16, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    oh my goodness i would KILL for one of these cookies!!!

    • Reply the healthy hipster June 16, 2011 at 10:17 pm

      They’re basically PB in cookie form. Just ate one with a nanner as my late night snack….sound familiar? 😉

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