Total yum to these cookies…

that I threw together last week.

choc cookies eliz

Not only are they delicious, these cookies can make you prettier!  Who doesn’t want that, right?!

It was crazy hot here in PA (high 90s and high humidity) so I tinkered with my peanut butter chocolate chip cookie recipe to make it a little more heat resistant.  Since chocolate chips don’t hold up that well in high heat.

Love what I came up with and knew I needed to share it!

I left out the chocolate chips and added Hershey’s cocoa (since I live so close to Chocolate Town, USA) to make a cookie that is every bit as delicious and contains no added sugar at all!

Here’s what I used in these decadent cookies:

Peanut butter is kind of the star here.  Any natural peanut butter will work…look for one without added sugar.  And yes, I know that peanuts are technically a legume, which might not sit well with people who are die hard paleo.  If you don’t do peanuts, that’s totally cool.  Any nut butter will do.  I feel just fine eating peanut butter from time to time, and it’s a nice source of quick protein.

Cocoa powder is what gives the rich chocolate flavor.  I used Hershey’s brand for it’s traditional cocoa taste.  This has no added sugar and is a good source of magnesium and antioxidants.

Eggs add quality protein and good fats.  I always buy pastured eggs which are higher in fat soluble vitamins and omega 3 fatty acids.

Coconut flour helps to bind everything together.  I love to use coconut flour in my grain free/low carb baking.   It looks pricey compared to other flours, but a little bit goes a long way!  You only use two tablespoons in this recipe.  It’s awesome for making a crispy “breading” for things like chicken drumsticks or fish.

I used Lakanto brand monk fruit sweetener to sweeten these cookies and keep things as low carb as possible. Other options that should work measure for measure would be coconut palm sugar or just plain cane sugar.

I buy my coconut flour and monk fruit at a nice discount from Thrive Market…additional savings at the end of this post.

Collagen peptides are the secret sauce that makes these cookies so amazing.  Collagen protein helps to firm the skin, strengthen nails and hair, and can even help you lose weight.

I buy my collagen peptides from Further Food…love this company for quality and value.  Discount code at the end of the post!

Collagen peptides are the secret sauce that makes these cookies so amazing.  Collagen protein helps to firm the skin, strengthen nails and hair, and can even help you lose weight.

For more on how amazing collage peptides are, check out this post:

3 ways collagen peptides can give you a better body

I buy my collagen peptides from Further Foodlove this company for quality and value.  You can always save 10% with my code HAPPYHEALTHYANDHOT

Want to make these cookies?  Of course you do!  Here’s the recipe…can’t wait for you to try them!

happy, healthy and hot chocolate peanut butter cookies

one cup natural peanut butter

two eggs

one half cup monk fruit sweetener (I use Lakanto brand)

 one quarter cup Hershey’s cocoa or other unsweetened cocoa powder

two tablespoons coconut flour

four scoops collagen peptides (I use Further Food brand)

one half teaspoon baking powder

Combine everything in a medium bowl, stir until thoroughly mixed. 

Chill dough for at least an hour in the fridge.  The coconut flour will absorb some of the moisture and the dough will be much easier to work with.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Roll dough into twelve balls and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.  Flatten gently with your hand.  Bake for ten minutes.  They will be pretty soft when you take them out of the oven but will firm up as they cool.

So can these chocolate peanut butter cookies help you feel happy, healthy and hot?  Absolutely!

Of course you’ll be happy…you’re eating a chocolate peanut butter cookie.  And they are made with clean healthy ingredients.  These ingredients can give you prettier skin, nicer hair and nails, and even a better body.  So you’ll be hot for sure!

SHOP THE POST:

Further Food Collagen Peptides use my code HAPPYHEALTHYANDHOT to save 10% every time you order

Thrive Market buy Whole Foods quality items at a deep discount…this is where I get the monk fruit sweetener and coconut flour, plus tons of my happy, heathy and hot essentials.

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2 thoughts on “Total yum to these cookies…

  1. Hey Elizabeth, Just wanted to let you know that I ordered the Annmarie skin care line . I really like it , thank you for sharing your ideas . I haven’t tried the cookies yet , just saw the recipe , but can’t wait to try them . Keep up the great work . We appreciate all you do to help people . Thank you , Sherry Lingle 😊

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    1. Sherry, thanks for the kind words! I’m so happy you’re enjoying the Annmarie Skincare..I have been so happy with it. And let me know if you end up trying the cookies…I really think you’ll like them!

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