Thursday, February 24, 2011
GLUTEN-FREE ALMOND BUTTER BEAUTY COOKIES
Have you heard of monster cookies? Paula Deen makes them, and so does the Pioneer Woman. They’re loaded with peanut butter, MandM’s, nuts, chocolate chips, and just about anything you can think of. What’s interesting about monster cookies is that most versions have no flour, just oats.
Well, this is my almond butter version, actually a compilation of several recipes plus my own tweaks. And instead of calling them monsters, I’m calling them beauties, not because they’re particularly attractive, but because I like them. In fact, I’m amazed at how much I like them. They are a gluten-free whole-grain cookie. The edges are crispy-crunchy, the insides are soft and chewy, and they’re not overly sweet. I can tell you they are going to be one of my go-to cookies from now on, not just because they’re a slightly healthier cookie, but because they don’t taste like a healthy cookie. Don’t get me wrong. I know they’re not really healthy, they’re a sweet treat. But, comparatively speaking, they’ll do less collateral damage than the real thing, yet they’ll satisfy.