I’ve already posted a recipe for Choco Nut Drops. But, I got a question on that post wondering if they could be made somehow without the peanut flour.
I get substitution questions often, and while I always try to offer my best guess, I rarely actually try out what I suggest.
Except these are cookies.
And we all know cookies are my favorite thing.
And, they were already grain-free and vegan. And chocolate. And peanut butter.
Like you could stop me from trying out my suggestions. Jessica – this one’s for you.
Choco Nut Drops (sans peanut flour)
1 cup natural smooth peanut butter
3/4 cup palm sugar
2 flax eggs (2 T. ground flax + 6 T hot water)
1 t. vanilla (I may have just dumped whatever was left in the bottle in there this time. Maybe.)
1/4 cup cocoa powder
3/4 cup almond meal
1/4 cup (28 g) sifted coconut flour
1/2 t. baking soda
1/4 t. salt
1/2 cup dry roasted unsalted peanuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 350°.
In a large bowl, beat the peanut butter and palm sugar until creamy. Add the flax egg and beat until well incorporated. Add the rest of the ingredients (except peanuts) and beat well. Knead a few times to form a dough. The dough will seem greasy. Don’t worry. The cookies don’t. Knead in the peanuts.
Scoop spoonfuls and roll into rough balls. Flatten them with the palm of your hand onto parchment-lined baking sheets.
Bake for 10-12 minutes.
I haven’t forgotten about that giveaway coming up later this week. I’ll give you a hint. It’s something you can reuse over and over again. And it’s something that kids love. Don’t forget to check back later this week!
For more slightly indulgent recipes, check out Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays.