Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Swirl Cookie Recipe

These cookies are amazing!!!  I created this because my husbands two favorite dessert flavors are peanut butter and chocolate.  I wasn't expecting too much out of this cookie recipe because it was a quick recipe creation but they were dangerously delicious.  We all ate too many of them and ended up feeling over-stuffed!  I am sure you will enjoy these cookies as much as we did.

You can swirl these in any way you would like.  I just scooped out a little chocolate dough and a little peanut butter dough and pressed them together.  Kids really have fun playing with the dough and making fun designs to involve the kiddos for a fun family activity. 

I created this peanut butter chocolate swirl cookie to be low in sugar.  Desserts are often sickeningly sweet and these cookies have just the right amount of sweetness but not overpoweringly sugary.  The combination of some turbinado sugar and stevia helps give a good flavor but reduces the amount of sugar needed without the bad aftertaste of desserts made solely with stevia.  You cannot taste the stevia in the final cookie at all but it does increase the sweetness of the recipe nicely.

Recipe tip:  If you'd like to reduce the amount of sugar in any recipe you can reduce it by 1/2 to 1/3 and add 2-3 Tb. of stevia in the raw to the recipe.

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