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
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*
- Preheat the oven to 325F and lightly grease a cookie sheet.
- In a small microwave-safe bowl, melt the butter just until mixable.
- Add in the peanut butter, maple syrup, eggs and vanilla and whisk until smooth and well combined.
- Add in the almond flour and baking soda and mix again until fully incorporated (batter will have a nutty texture from the flour).
- 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.
- Lightly press three eggs into the center of each cookie.
- Bake the cookies for 12-15 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
- 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.