Since Lilah was born two months ago I’ve been trying to eat healthily and shed that sodding baby weight (trying and mostly failing… But it takes time, right?!). But eating healthily over Easter is, frankly, impossible. So I gave up on the diet for 3 days, ate 2 Easter eggs (the average person apparently eats 3 so it could be worse. THREE!) and then decided to make some cookies. I’d seen a really yummy looking recipe here on food blog lacreativitedelafille Which I changed around a bit. These were delicious and healthy*. Read on for the recipe…
3/4 cup Smooth peanut butter
6 tbsp. honey
1 tsp. almond essence
1 cup Plain flour
1 tsp. baking soda
100g softened butter
1/3 cup desiccated coconut
Preheat oven to 180c. Mix the peanut butter, honey and almond essence until smooth. Beat in the butter then gradually mix in the baking soda and flour until you have a smooth dough.
Put the coconut onto a plate. Roll the dough into walnut sized balls and drop each ball into the coconut and roll
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the dough onto the sheet and press down with a fork.
Bake for 7-10 minutes, or until golden.
These are pretty toddler friendly too as they’re naturally sweetened and only have a little butter (but obviously lots of peanut butter!)