Gluten Free Ginger Peanut Butter Cookies

I know what you are thinking, "Another cookie recipe? Really? Does this woman only feed her children cookies? I thought she had other hobbies too. Maybe she just has a thing for cookies."  C'mon, cookies are awesome. Besides, my kiddos were ultra crabby this morning and we needed a distraction. 

 Gabby loves helping me with any sort of baking experiment.

Gabby loves helping me with any sort of baking experiment.

For no good reason, I rarely keep supplies on hand to bake things. I mean sure, I have a few different flours, eggs, oils, honey, salt, but never yummy stuff like chocolate chips. Between you and me, the honest to goodness reason is because when I do buy the yummy stuff, I end up eating it before cookie baking even begins. I don't binge on the whole bag or anything, just a few pieces here and there until it's not even worth it to keep the bag around at which point I just finish it off. I'm not the only one who does that, right? Ok back to the cookies... Crabby kids, no chocolate in sight, nothing planned until the afternoon.

 

The only sort of yummy ingredient I could find was a jar of peanut butter. Actually, more like 1/3 of a jar. So peanut butter cookies. Boring. What else could I scrounge up? In the end I also managed to find sprouted oatmeal, shredded coconut, powdered ginger, cinnamon, molasses, and honey. With the kiddos temporarily interested in something other than finding new ways to annoy one another, we began our experiment. The final result was delicious, although if you do happen to have chocolate chips, they would be a great addition.

 Stirring with a purpose.

Stirring with a purpose.

Ingredients: 

1 cup peanut butter

1/2 cup sprouted oatmeal  (unsprouted would work fine too)

1/2 cup shredded coconut

3 eggs

1/3 cup coconut oil

1/4 cup coconut flour

1/4 cup honey

1 TB molasses

1 TB cinnamon  

1 tsp ground ginger

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking soda  

Method: 

Mix together peanut butter, eggs, oil, honey and molasses. With a fork, stir together coconut flour, baking soda, salt, and spices. Add dry mixture to the wet and use mixer to thoroughly incorporate all ingredients. Stir in oats and coconut.

Using a Tablespoon or small ice cream scooper, spoon dough onto a parchment lined cookie sheet.

Bake at 350F for 14 minutes. 

Cool and enjoy! 

 Each cookie is touched with love. 

Each cookie is touched with love.