Peanut Butter Nest Cookies

 

Spring is here!!!! I can’t even begin to tell you how happy I am to see the first signs of the season in New England. Granted, we are just creeping on in at a snail’s pace but regardless I’m still celebrating.

(Break for happy dance.)

Some of the other things that also make me happy are chocolate and peanut butter. I am all about welcoming the warm weather and sunshine and these Peanut Butter Nest Cookies make the most season appropriate treat! Generally I don’t choose to indulge in processed candy, however, in small amounts (and luckily for me they’re only available once a year) these mini Cadbury chocolate eggs make the perfect finishing touch to these grain and gluten free peanut butter cookies. What better way to celebrate the season than with a batch of the simplest and most delicious nutty, chewy, salty and sweet cookies!
Peanut Butter Nest Cookies

Gluten-free/Grain-free

Makes: approx 24 cookies/ Prep time: 10 minutes/ Bake time 12-15 minutes

  • 1 c creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 c butter, melted
  • 1/2 c real maple syrup
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 c almond flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • Cadbury mini eggs*
  1. Preheat the oven to 325F and lightly grease a cookie sheet.
  2. In a small microwave-safe bowl, melt the butter just until mixable.
  3. Add in the peanut butter, maple syrup, eggs and vanilla and whisk until smooth and well combined.
  4. Add in the almond flour and baking soda and mix again until fully incorporated (batter will have a nutty texture from the flour).
  5. Using an ice cream scoop or large spoon measure out about two tablespoons worth of batter and drop into a ball onto the pan. Repeat filling pan making sure cookies are spaced a couple of inches apart.
  6. Lightly press three eggs into the center of each cookie.
  7. Bake the cookies for 12-15 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
  8. Allow to cool completely before serving.

 

*Tip: These chocolates do not contain gluten but do contain dairy. If looking for an alternative dairy-free chocolate chips will also work well and can be mixed directly into the batter before dropping the cookies onto the pan.

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6 thoughts on “Peanut Butter Nest Cookies

  1. Wow, these turned out so beautifully. You are making me drool here! Your photography is stunning. I want some of these! So glad I found your blog. These look spectacular πŸ™‚ Are they chewy or crunchy?

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