I Can’t Believe it’s Nut Butter! Part II – The saga continues! You can read Part I here. Who doesn’t love saga’s? The Godfather, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Twilight?! Wow I just outed myself as a total geek didn’t I? Oh no wait you already knew that from my other post Silver Linings Paleo Blog. Well I did mention The Godfather, that one was cool right?
Anyway I’m getting off subject, imagine that…So another stuffed cookie?! Can it be?! I’m kind of thinking from this point on all the cookies I make should be stuffed with something. I know it’s not fair to all the other cookies in the world, but that’s not really my problem now is it? Cold blooded. You love it, don’t lie. Besides most of them are friends with gluten anyway. (Gluten!? The horror!!! Screams and shrieks of mayhem and hysteria as crowds run through the streets in utter panic.) So I have a bit of an overactive imagination, where do you think all these recipes come from?! For you cookie loving Paleo People, I have here a Paleo Nut Butter Cup Stuffed Cookie. Gasp! So tell gluten to run for cover because it’s about to go down. Suck it gluten! (Even though I really liked your performance in Pizza and Beer: The Cheat Day). Oh my gosh who writes this stuff?!
Paleo Nut Butter Cup Stuffed Cookies
*Makes 8-12 cookies
2 cups sifted blanched almond flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup Enjoy Life Mini Chocolate Chips (soy free, dairy free)
1/3 cup raw honey (melted)
1/4 – 1/2** cup coconut oil (melted)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 organic cage-free egg
8-12* Paleo Nut Butter Cups
1. Keep your Nut Butter Cups in the freezer/fridge until right before you need them.
2. Preheat oven to 350 F.
3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
4. In a large bowl, thoroughly mix the dry ingredients together with a fork. Includes: almond flour, baking soda, and salt.
5. Add the chocolate chips to the dry mixture and stir evenly.
6. In a separate bowl, mix the wet ingredients together – honey, coconut oil, vanilla extract, and egg.
7. Also you may need to heat the honey and oil in order to liquefy them. 30 seconds in the microwave or warm water will do. Be sure to heat BEFORE you add the egg.
8. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry until evenly mixed.
9. Let the dough chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
10. Once the dough is chilled, grab a piece in your hand, flatten it a bit, and then put a Nut Butter Cup in the center of the dough. Then grab another piece and put it on top like a Nut Butter Cookie Dough sandwich. (I just literally drooled typing that sentence.) It should look a little like this…
If you’re a perfectionist, shape the dough around the Nut Butter Cup a bit, it doesn’t have to be perfect, the dough will spread over it during baking so it doesn’t matter if some of the Nut Butter cup is still exposed. If you could care less what the cookies look like, just slab it down as is on the parchment paper lined baking sheet and move on to your next victim. Make sure you have enough space around the cookies, like I said they will spread.
11. Bake for 12-15 minutes.
12. Let them cool a bit before stuffing your face, I don’t want you to burn your tongue. Not like I did or anything. I totally waited patiently.
* My dough made 8 jumbo cookies but there is enough dough to do 12 if you aren’t heavy handed.
** If you want your cookies soft and uber gooey add 1/2 cup of coconut oil instead of 1/4 cup. If you want normal cookies like the Nutella ones then just use the 1/4 cup of coconut oil.
Also if you are too lazy to make your own Nut Butter cups, you can use Dark Chocolate Sun Cups which can be found online or at your local health food store.
So the word on the street about this stuffed cookie sequel is that they’re insane! My cousin Angela was visiting from out of town so I brought these cookies over for her and the fam to gobble on while we caught up and they all scarfed them down. I shared one with “Mr. I don’t like sweets” Brad (and by shared I mean I gave him a bite and I ate the rest) who really liked them as well! They make the entire house smell spectacular which is obviously a bonus because who doesn’t want their house to smell incredibly delicious?!
What should my next stuffed cookie recipe be? Bacon stuffed? You have my attention. Or wait do I have your attention? Am I talking to myself again? Bacon will do that to you, it has a very commanding presence.
This Sydney LifeApril 8, 2013 at 3:36 pm (10 years ago)
I have absolutely no idea what a nut butter cup is, or where to find a paleo version of one BUT your cookies look insanely good…
cleaneatingwithadirtymindApril 8, 2013 at 3:55 pm (10 years ago)
Here’s the link for Part I and for anyone else who needs these cookies and Nut Butter Cups in their lives!
amyschoedelApril 9, 2013 at 5:03 am (10 years ago)
fabulousinfayettevilleApril 9, 2013 at 8:44 am (10 years ago)
This is going on my to-do list… As is searching for a remedy for burning my mouth. It’s not fair to sear away your tastebuds when something this delicious is on the menu!
RachelApril 9, 2013 at 11:45 am (10 years ago)
These look FANTASTIC. I actually have some nut butter cups in the freezer, begging to be stuffed into cookies 🙂
You should attempt a paleo oreo. Then stuff them into chocolate chip cookies. Is that obnoxious enough?
cleaneatingwithadirtymindApril 9, 2013 at 12:01 pm (10 years ago)
It’s SO weird that you mentioned the Paleo Oreo because not only am I obsessed with Oreo’s (probably because it’s been years since I’ve succumbed to their pleasures) but because I think I had a dream about Paleo Oreo’s the other night and then I overheard someone talking about Oreo’s and then someone on my Instagram feed was taking about Oreo’s and Paleo and then I was like FINE UNIVERSE! I hear you! It’s seriously on my list I just have no idea where to begin, but those are always the funniest recipes right?! 😉
healthyindetroitApril 10, 2013 at 11:40 am (10 years ago)
I absolutely LOVE reading your posts.. But the fact that they’re all desserts scares me.. LUCKILY I know me and I don’t have any chocolate, nut butter, or almond flour in my apartment.. So I’m going to live vicariously through you!! YUMMMM!!!
cleaneatingwithadirtymindApril 10, 2013 at 12:37 pm (10 years ago)
Ha! Sometimes my sweet tooth has a mind of its own and takes over my blog! I’m definitely working on some “real food” recipes for you guys so hang tough! Thanks for reading! 😉
Pam RehalApril 26, 2013 at 5:11 am (10 years ago)
I think I love you. The end.
cleaneatingwithadirtymindApril 26, 2013 at 9:12 am (10 years ago)
Haha ditto, hugs and then let’s go eat some Paleo cookies! 🙂
Pam RehalApril 27, 2013 at 6:01 am (10 years ago)
Shera ThreetAugust 1, 2013 at 10:04 pm (10 years ago)
Which Enjoy Life chocolate chips are you using? The only ones I can find have evaporated cane juice and cocoa butter, neither of which is Paleo. Thanks!
cleaneatingwithadirtymindAugust 2, 2013 at 9:51 am (10 years ago)
Hi Shera, I just use the regular ones. Cocoa butter is Paleo, there is no dairy in it as it is an edible vegetable fat extracted from the cocoa bean. Evaporated cane juice is an alternative to refined sugar. While both sweeteners are made from sugar cane, evaporated cane juice doesn’t undergo the same degree of processing that refined sugar does. Therefore, unlike refined sugar, it retains a few more nutrients. These wouldn’t be something that I would eat while doing a Whole30 or Paleo Challenge, but occasionally incorporated into a Paleo diet as an alternative to other chocolates would be fine since they are free of allergen containing ingredients like soy, dairy, gluten, etc. Hope that answers your question!