Birthday parties, family gatherings, parties…it’s good to have something in your real food arsenal to keep the kids happy and not feeling deprived for special occasions – but also not rely on the Crisco laden, or store bought mile long list of ingredient treats.
- 1 cup natural peanut butter (Watch the ingredients – no sugar, HFCS, or strange oils added – just peanuts and maybe salt is all it should need to be. If nut free try sunbutter, but again – watch the ingredients.)
- ¾ cup pure cane sugar (or you could use sunacat but buzz it in the blender first to make it finer in texture like sugar)
- 2 TB maple syrup
- 1 egg, beaten (If egg free use an egg replacer or flax egg)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ tsp aluminum free baking powder
- 1/3 – ½ cup quality chocolate chips (watch the ingredients – no HFCS or soy – Enjoy Life is a good brand)
- Mix all ingredients together in a small mixing bowl.
- Roll into balls and place on a silpat or parchment paper lined baking sheet and press down or use a fork if you want the cross hatch markings.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
- These freeze up great – batch them up for impromptu kids coming over after school or sleepovers so you can just pull them out.
- You can leave out the chocolate chips if you want, or add raisins.
What sweet treat recipes do you have in your real food arsenal? Let me know how the kids like the cookies!