If you’re paleo, I bet you miss the taste of peanut butter. Since legumes are a no-no on paleo, this “peanut butter” cookie is the next best thing…
I know, I’m kinda on a cookie kick right now. That’s because it’s the holidays and I’ve had a lot of requests for paleo-friendly treats.
And let’s face it, if you’re going to a holiday party, why not bring a treat you can share with others and enjoy yourself too?
Peanut butter has always been a favorite in our house – my boys love it with just about everything.
So I decided to whip up a “peanut butter” chocolate chip cookie – minus the peanut butter. It’s all paleo, gluten and dairy-free except for the chocolate chips. We used the Enjoy Life brand which are soy-free and dairy-free so I give them a pass.
The secret to this one is the sunflower seed butter. I think it tastes the most like peanut butter. You can find it almost anywhere, but feel free to use almond butter instead. I also used ghee in this recipe, but you can sub that out for pasture-raised butter if you prefer.
These “peanut butter” cookies are awesome! The first time I made them they were good, but for the next batch I added a little more sunflower butter which gave them an even more peanut-buttery taste.
I’m pretty sure your little peanuts will be happy to inhale these treasures hot out of the oven!
Make a batch and find out for yourself!
- 1 1/3 cups almond flour
- 1/4 tsp of baking soda
- 3/4 tsp of sea salt
- 1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon
- 1/3 cup of raw honey
- 3/4 cup of sunflower seed butter
- 2 tbs of softened ghee
- 2 tsp of pure vanilla
- 1/3 cup of chocolate chips (we used Enjoy Life brand)
- Makes about 1 1/2 dozen cookies
- Preheat your oven to 350-degrees F
- In a medium-size bowl, first mix all the dry ingredients together
- In a smaller bowl, next mix all the wet ingredients together
- Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients, and combine
- Stir in the chocolate chips
- Roll cookie dough into 2" balls, and press down with a fork
- Note: If the dough feels too sticky, put in refrigerator for a half hour
- Bake on cookie sheet with parchment paper about 9 - 11 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown. (Oven cooking times may vary)
- Allow to cool and enjoy!
Do you have the nutritional info for these cookies? Macros? Calories? Thanks
Sorry Jinx – haven’t totaled this one up. Thanks for visiting!
Another excellent recipe Trina. These are the best faux peanut butter Paleo cookies I have made using sunflower seed butter.
Thank you Ashleigh! :) I haven’t made them for a long time! Now you have me craving them again!
Hi, can I use almond butter not sunflower seeds? Thank you
Yes, I used sunflower butter because it tastes so much like peanut butter. Almond butter will be great too! :)
My son is allergic to nuts (all sorts), can I replace this with coconut flour and if so, how much should I use? Thank you
I haven’t made this recipe with coconut flour, so I’m not sure. Sorry.
My grandson is allergic to almonds what could I replace the almond flour with in this recipe?
Joyce, maybe a walnut flour would work. I have had several people tell me this is a good option. It can be found at whole foods and “healthy” grocers. I hope this helps.
These are delicious! Thanks for sharing!
I’m so glad you liked them! Thanks for stopping by to say so! :)