SUGAR- AND GLUTEN-FREE PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES

This is an except from The Ultimate Bodybuilding Cookbook, copyright 2016, by Kendall Lou Schmidt

MAKES 16 COOKIES

PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES / COOK TIME: 10 MINUTES

 

Cookies and healthy fats in your diet? Yes! Of course, as with all healthy fats, they are nutrient-dense and have calories equivalent to the fats they provide, so watch your portions. You can add a serving of nuts, too, and not throw off your macros.

 

Dairy-Free / Low Carb / Gluten-Free / Paleo / Vegan

 

Ingredient tip: Use a natural peanut butter. The only ingredients should be dry-roasted peanuts and salt, if it is salted. Salted peanut butter will give a saltier cookie, unsalted a sweeter cookie.

1 egg white

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1 tablespoon milled flaxseed

1 cup natural creamy peanut butter

1 cup granulated stevia

 

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

2. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking sheet.

3. In a small bowl, mix the egg white, vanilla, and flaxseed. Set aside to rest.

4. If any oil has separated from the peanut butter, mix together until smooth. In a large bowl, mix the peanut butter and stevia. Add the egg white mixture, and mix until smooth with no visible stevia granules.

5. Scoop out about 1 tablespoon of dough, and roll it into a ball; you should have about 16 even balls. Place the balls on the prepared sheet. Using a fork, make a crosshatch by gently pressing down in one direction, then again in another, making the crisscross pattern.

6. Bake for 8 to 12 minutes. Less time will give a softer cookie, more time will give a crispier cookie.

7. Cool for a few minutes before removing the cookies from the baking sheet and serving.

 

 

PEr SErving (1 cookie)

Calories 98 Carbohydrates 3.6g Fat 8g Protein 4.3g