I have a problem. I can’t stop making cookies. So, over the next few days I’ll share with you some of my favorite easy cookie recipes. Of course I’ll try to stay with the “healthy” recipes but lets be honest, cookies are treats and should not be consumed after EVERY meal (I keep telling myself that and hope it sticks someday).
Today I’ll start with No Bake Cookies. These quick cookies don’t even need to be baked! Perfect for the up coming summer season when we all dread turning on our oven.
Try out these little nutty-chocolaty cookies and you wont go back to your old refined sugar recipe.
1/2 C. Organic Coconut Oil
2 Tbsp. Organic Cacao Powder (raw is even better!)
1/2 C. Organic Peanut Butter (you can also use Sun Butter or almond butter)
1 tsp. Vanilla (gluten free vanilla if you are Celiac or intolerant)
2 C. Oats (not instant, and gluten free if required.. Bob’s Red Mill has gf oats)
2 Tbsp. Raw Honey (or agave nectar, stevia coconut crystals to taste,can experiment until you get the sweetness you desire)
Slowly heat coconut oil in a large sauce pan along with the cacao powder. Add the peanut butter, honey, vanilla, and oats.
Using a teaspoon, place mounds of dough on parchment lined baking sheets or another flat surface, and allow to cool. Immediately store in refrigerator or freezer.
To mix it up, you can add coconut flakes, chopped almonds, or dried cherries. You can also add pinches of spirulina, dark chocolate chips -anything you’re craving at the time. I think one time I will try it with sprinkles of bee pollen, or add in a little cayenne pepper!