Hello all! How's your week going?
I baked some healthy(ish) cookies the other day. I'm still trying to use less wheat flour, and I have to admit, I do feel better for it, but I feel I may fall off the wagon soon. ;) I didn't feel half as bad when I realized I had eaten 6 while taking their portrait.
Peanut Butter & Chocolate Cookies - makes about 30
3/4 cup buckwheat flour
3/4 cup tapioca starch
1/2 teaspoon guar gum
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
pinch of salt
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 smooth peanut butter (I used unsweetened)
1/4 unsalted butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup brown rice crisp cereal (like a healthier version of rice crispies)
1 85g dark chocolate bar, chopped (milk chocolate is also pretty fantastic)
1/2 cup roasted unsalted peanuts, chopped (roast in a 350f oven for about 8 minutes)
a little milk for pressing out dough.
Preheat oven to 350f/180c. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
Whisk together, buckwheat flour, tapioca starch, guar gum, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. In another bowl, with an electric mixer, beat together butter and sugar until light and creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, then peanut butter, and vanilla. Mix until just combined. Add flour mixture and stir until blended. Fold in chocolate, cereal and peanuts.
Roll tablespoons full into a ball, and place on baking sheet about 1 inch apart. Flatten slightly with a fork dipped in milk or water. Bake for about 15 minutes, until just starting to turn a golden colour.
Place on a wire rack to cool. These are delicious, not too sweet, and addictive. I love the crispy bits.
Have a lovely day! Back soon,