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Easy Peasy Peanut Butter Cookies

In honour of National Peanut Butter Lover's Day (what, you didn't know that was today?!?  😉)...I present to you the yummiest, quickest little Peanut Butter Cookies around!  4 ingredients, and I bet you'll have them all.  These little babies are Whole Food Plant Based, Vegan (if you're a honey-eater...or you can try subbing with maple syrup, but I haven't tried it myself), Gluten-free, Oil-free, Refined Sugar-free, and Dairy-free.  Well if they're free of all that, then what do they have in them right???  I'll show you...


First off, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.


Here's how it's done.  Measure out your Natural Peanut Butter (it's super important to use Natural Peanut Butter - see recipe tips), honey, mashed banana, and Powdered Coconut Sugar (if you're not sure what this is, follow my link for a quick tutorial on how to make your own in a jiffy).


Stir all 4 ingredients together with a spoon until well combined and it looks like cookie dough.


Using a small spoon, roll dough into balls a heaping teaspoon at a time, and place on parchment lined cookie sheet.


Squish them down slightly using a fork, and make cute little criss crosses in each cookie.


Bake for 10-12 minutes.  Let cool for a few minutes longer on you cookie sheet before transfering to a cooling rack.


Transfer to cooling rack and let cool.


And they're done!  Easy Peasy right?!?  Now quick, go make some for your kids before they get home from school so you can all celebrate this momentous day in Peanut Butter history!  Or better yet, eat them all yourself!

Enjoy!

xoxo ~ Lise-Anne {Plum Planted}

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Easy Peasy Peanut Butter Cookies
By Lise-Anne Michel {Plum Planted}
Makes 2 dozen cookies
Plant Based, Vegan option, Gluten-free, Oil-free, Refined Sugar-free, and Dairy-free

Ingredients:
1 c. natural peanut butter*
1/4 c. raw unpasteurized honey**
1/2 c. Powdered Coconut Sugar (see my other recipes to make your own)
1/2 banana, mashed (just shy of a 1/4 c.)

Method:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Mix all ingredients together with a spoon in a medium sized mixing bowl.
3. Using a small spoon, roll dough into heaping teaspoon sized balls (about 1" in diameter), and place on cookie sheet.
4. Flatten cookies slightly by making a criss-cross pattern in each one, using a fork.
5. Bake for 10-12 minutes.  Let cool on baking sheet for an additional few minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.  Let cool.
6. Enjoy!

Recipe Tips:
*It's important to use Natural Peanut Butter, where the only ingredient is Peanuts.  Other peanut butters with added oils and sugar will not give you the same results.
**If you are Vegan and do not eat honey, try subbing with pure maple syrup.

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