I am SO excited to share my recipe for these 3-ingredient cookies with you.
They’re perfectly sweet and soft and they’re also unbelievably easy to make. They’re flourless and they’re absolutely adaptable according to your taste. These cookies taste like the Paleo version of a peanut butter cookie. With an addition or two, you can make them into chocolate chip cookies, cranberry cookies, coconut cookies, etc. This is a recipe with so many options!
If you’re a regular reader, then you know that I’m all about simplifying recipes.
Even when I make ethnic foods, I try and make the directions super easy to follow. I believe it’s possible to make food in 5-ingredients or less and I’m always challenging myself to do so. In fact, my last blog post was for Pecan Pie cookies using just 3-ingredients! And I even co-authored an eBook, Simple Sweets: 5-ingredients or Less (you can get it for 50% off by using the code Holiday2014 before January 1st!). I think you guys are going to love these soft, chewy cookies just as much as you’ve loved my 3-ingredient flatbread or my 2-ingredient caramels.
Rob (husband) LOVED these flourless chocolate chip cookies. When I told him they were made with just three ingredients, he thought I was pulling his leg. I love tricking my Mcdonald’s and Hershey’s lovin’ husband with healthy homemade sweets (like that time I put spaghetti squash in his dessert and he had no idea. muahahah.).
So, onto the three ingredients you need to make these cookies:
You just mix these three ingredients in your stand mixer (or by hand but that’ll take a bit more time/muscle) and once they’re well combined, use a 2-inch cookie scoop (life saver) and scoop out the dough onto a parchment lined baking sheet. You can make the cookies as big or as small as you’d like.
I have made these cookies using almond butter, but I think any nut butter will work though I have yet to try.
The coconut sugar adds a brown sugar-like flavor to the cookies. If you’ve never tried coconut sugar before, you can find it in most grocery stores or online. It’s made from the sap of coconut palm. I’m sure these can be made with honey too – I’ll update this post once I try them that way.
Happy baking! Let me/all of us know what additions you try!
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- In a stand mixer, add the almond butter, coconut sugar and egg. Mix until well combined.
- Fold in the chocolate chips (if using).
- Using a 2-inch cookie scoop, place the dough onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and use your fingers to flatten the cookie. Repeat until the dough is done.
- Bake at 350°F for 8-10 minutes.
- Allow the cookies to cool on a wire rack.
- Store in an air-tight container on the counter for 3-4 days.
If you don't have a cookie scoop, you measure out the dough using a tablespoon. Just roll it into a ball, flatten it into a cookie and then place on a baking sheet. Repeat until dough is done.