Happy Humpday my Friends!
Half-way through the week and I’m pulling out a random recipe for you! I have been baking goodies a lot lately, like twice weekly, but have been on a recipe follow, rather then a recipe create, type of mood. Well, I recently made these wonderful cookies by Monique over at Ambitious Kitchen for my gym and they really seemed to enjoy them. So, in regular Chelsea fashion, I decided to take her recipe as inspiration, twist it a bit and then double the fun by turning them into cookie sammiches.
I mean, I don’t think there are many people who will say they don’t like a good ol’ cookie sammich. Am I right? These lil guys just happen to be a lil bit more wholesome then your regular off-the-shelf or from the freezer (depending on how you roll) sammich treats.
The centres of these beauties are a ‘frosting’ of sorts that lacks any type of processed crap. Only 3 very real ingredients make up this rich and aromatic icing and none of which are sugar. You will have to start scroll-a-rollin to find out what is in said frosting but it was also inspired by another great blogger, Angela from Oh She Glows. Check out her recipe (which was a big hit as well) here.
So without further ado, I bring you my take on a healthier cookie sammich inspired by two wonderful bloggers. I hope you enjoy!
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Sandwich Cookies
With a healthy peanut butter and banana ‘frosting.’
Makes 8 filled cookies
~1 medium/large banana (about 110g), ripe.
~1 cup natural peanut butter
~1/4 cup coconut sugar *
Cream the ingredients together with a wooden spoon and set aside.
*Can probably leave out if you or those you are cooking with don’t have a super sweet tooth. I was cooking for a bunch of people so wanted to add just a bit.
~1/2 cup quick oats
~2 tbsp peanut flour (or PB2, or Chocolate PB2. I used Nut’s n’More Chocolate peanut flour)
~1/2 tsp baking powder
~Pinch or two of salt
Mix together in a bowl.
Add as many chocolate chips (or cacao nibs for a sugar free option) as you would like. I used Enjoy Life mini chips.
Set your oven to 350 degrees and on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, form heaping tablespoon balls of dough and plop them on the sheet about 2 inches apart. Once they are all on the cookie sheet, take your hand or spoon and smoosh them into thick pancakes.
Pop them in the oven for about 10-15 minutes or until they are just set.
Let them rest on the cookie sheet for a few minutes to firm up. Remove to a rack and let completely cool.
While they are cooling, you can make your ‘frosting.’
In a bowl mash and combine 1 large ripe banana + 2 tbsp peanut butter (smooth or crunchy) + approximately 1/4 – 1/3 cup of peanut flour (or PB2).
Once the cookies are cooled you are ready to make them sammiches!
I think we all know how to make a sammich but for recipe purposes, take a spoonful of frosting and dollop it on the underside of one cookie. Place another cookie on top and voila…
…You get frosting filled sandwich cookies that are made with wholesome and natural ingredients.
Hows that for snackin?
Well I just told you how to, so what are you waiting for? Get baking! 😉
What are your favourite filled cookies?
Peanut butter cookies or chocolate chip?