“Paleo” Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Paleo Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip CookiesI will be the first to say that peanut butter is not considered paleo. But, there’s just nothing like good ol’ peanut butter…and yes, I’ve tried almond butter and sunflower butter.  Just not the same. 

One of my all-time favorite cookies is peanut butter cookies. So when my mom shared a different date based cookie, I decided to create my own healthier version of peanut butter cookies. And, they’ve passed the “non-paleo” friend test!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies :: EverydaySmallThings.comI prefer a really smooth texture for these cookies so I blend everything together really well in a food processor.  I’m not a fan of finding chunks of dates in my cookies.  Takes the fun of peanut butter cookies right out of it 😉

You can scoop out the dough just like any other cookies or our favorite method is to roll out the dough about 1/4 inch thick, cut into rectangles and place on a cookie sheet. Because these are made with a flax egg (don’t panic…all this means is 1 Tbsp flaxseed meal (ground raw flaxseed) and 2.5 Tbsp water) it makes a delicious raw cookie “dough” that is safe to enjoy.

Hope you enjoy these cookies!

"Paleo" Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Dairy-free, gluten-free yummy cookies
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup peanut butter (or any nut/seed butter)
  2. 1/2 cup chopped dates
  3. 1/4 cup almonds (roasted & salted) or any nut
  4. 1/4 cup maple syrup
  5. 1 flax egg (or regular egg)
  6. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  7. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  8. dash salt
  9. 1/2 cup chocolate chips (Enjoy Life brand)
Instructions
  1. In a food processor, blend together dates, peanut butter, almonds, maple syrup, vanilla, baking soda and salt until smooth
  2. Add in egg and mix until just incorporated
  3. Stir in chocolate chips
  4. Cook 350* for 10 minutes
Notes
  1. You can either scoop out portions just like regular cookies or our preferred method is to roll out the dough about 1/4 inch thick and then cut out rectangles.
  2. If you use flax egg, this makes awesome cookie "dough"!!
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