If you thought that healthy eating eliminates occasional treats, think again! These cookies are even more amazing than the standard peanut butter cookie recipe, and they are ooey, gooey, and chewy! Replacing white sugar with raw, organic cane sugar like we learned in this post on white sugar and omitting the refined, enriched flour (see this post on white flour) makes this recipe a much healthier option.

Be mindful, though, because although they are a healthier version, they are still a treat with sugar and calories! Be warned that they are hard to stop eating – so bake with caution! Your friends will never know there’s no flour in them.

Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies

⅔ C. raw, organic cane sugar
½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. Himalayan Pink Salt
1 C. natural, creamy peanut butter
1 large egg

Preheat oven to 350°F
Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
In a medium bowl, combine the sugar, baking soda, and salt. You can use a regular fork.
Add the peanut butter and egg, stirring until thoroughly combined.
The batter is gooey, so use a tablespoon to place 16 batter lumps onto the prepared baking sheets.
Bake for about 10 minutes. The edges will start to turn brown. DO NOT OVERBAKE!!!
Leave the cookies cool on the baking sheet as they will still be very soft. After about 10 minutes, remove from baking sheets and enjoy!

What better choice for a beverage with your cookies than a traditional tasting hot cocoa?

The hot cocoa is a good substitute for the unhealthy packets. It uses a protein powder and a cacao superfood powder in coconut milk PLUS an instant energy shot from the MCT oil. Santa will appreciate the protein & energy boost if you choose to leave it with his cookies!

Power Packed Hot Cocoa

8 oz. unsweetened coconut milk
2 Tbsp. Chocolate HealthPro Protein Powder
1 Tbsp. raw cacao
1 Tbsp. MCT oil
5-10 drops of Marshmallow Stevia

Warm coconut milk in small saucepan on the stove. Spoon powders into your favorite holiday mug and pour warmed milk into the mug, over the powder. Add stevia to taste. Enjoy with your yummy peanut butter cookies!