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Salted Nut Butter Cookies

Salted Nut Butter Cookies

Good quality nut butters are delicious! I often enjoy them straight out of a jar – a truly delicious and natural treat. Look for nut butters with no added oils, sugar or stabilisers – the only ingredient on the back label should be nuts and maybe just a little salt – that’s it! I’ve made these cookies a number of times and they are delicious using peanut, almond or macadamia nut butter. This is perfect for holiday baking and what I love about them is that you only need a few ingredients to create pure magic.

What’s great about them

Nut butters are packed with protein that keeps your body sustained for hours. They are also rich in antioxidants and minerals that include magnesium, potassium, folate, niacin and folate. I love my macadamia nuts and they make the most amazing butters because they are so deliciously creamy and high in anti-inflammatory mono-unsaturated fats similar to olive oil or avocado.

+ ingredients & methods +

ingredients (Makes 12 cookies)

1 cup (250 g) organic peanut or almond butter or macadamia nut butter
2 generous tablespoons honey or your choice of natural sweetener (coconut sugar, organic maple syrup, stevia etc)
1 organic egg
1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste

Garnish
½ cup almonds or macadamia nuts, or other nuts roughly chopped
flaked salt to garnish

method

  1. Preheat oven to 150 C/300 F.
  2. Combine nut butter, honey, vanilla and organic egg into a mixing bowl.
  3. Mix well until combined. The mixture will be soft and a little sticky – but that’s how it’s supposed to look. (Based on what nuts you use the mixture will vary in consistency. For a firmer cookie you can add a few tablespoons of almond meal or coconut flour.
  4. Taste and adjust sweetness to your liking.
  5. Spoon delicate portions onto a baking tray lined with baking paper, using a small teaspoon or mini ice cream scoop.
  6. Chop almonds or peanuts then garnish over the top.
  7. Press the cookie down so it flattens.
  8. Sprinkle lightly with a little flaked sea salt.
  9. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden.
  10. Remove and allow to cool. Enjoy.
+ notes & inspiration +

Add 2 tablespoons Healthy Chef Organic Pea Protein or Healthy Chef Native Whey Protein Isolate to pump up the protein and boost amino acid profile.

Add 80 g roughly chopped dark chocolate for a choc chip version.
To make chocolate fudge cookies add 2 tablespoons Naked Chocolat.

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