Well its Monday again .. and that means another delicious treat from my Sweets & Treats board to get us through the week. Today I chose Peanut Butter & Honey Cookies. To be honest I have been craving peanut butter cookies for a while, and it was getting pretty expensive purchasing them from Tim Hortons. So I decided that I would give it a try.
I liked this recipe as it was gluten free, and simple enough. I could have just used the brown rice flour I always use, but I decided to follow the recipe and use coconut flour. So off to Bulk Barn to grab some.
As this recipe uses both coconut oil and coconut flour, I would rename it to Peanut Butter & Coconut Cookies. Since it isn’t my recipe though, I will just forewarn that they have a coconutty taste. Step one is to melt coconut oil, pb and honey enough to mix easily. I was scraping the bottom of my all natural pb, which means a little on the dry side — so I had to heat it a little longer than the recipe suggested. Once warm — it was easy to mix smoothly together.
Next we mix everything together, wet with wet and then add dry.
Roll your dough into balls and spread out on pan. Then flatten with fork. Now I like my peanut butter cookies to be a little fatter and softer than most. So I didn’t flatten them too much. I also hate when they are so flat that when baking they burn quickly or become rock hard. While flattening them, I had to wipe the fork between each cookie, because if I didn’t it would stick to the cookie and take a bunch of dough with it when I lifted it off.
Throw them in the oven and you have just enough time to do the dishes from baking. I was pretty paranoid that I was going to burn them, so I checked them a lot — looking into the oven every 2 mins to see whether they were browning yet. Once they were browned around the edges I took them out.
After they cooled, I tasted my treat. They turned out pretty good, although they still don’t compare to the Tim Horton’s cookies. As I mentioned above, the coconut flour gives them a different consistency and taste than your average peanut butter cookie. Overall a great cookie to at least quench my craving.