almost sugar-free, no-bake style cookies (gluten-free)

I have to admit… I really didn’t know what to call these cookies. They remind me so much of no-bake cookies (fudgy, chocolatey, chewy, peanut-buttery, oat-y) but… they are baked!

Unfortunately, calling them ‘Baked Cookies’ just seemed silly.  So, ‘no-bake style cookies’ it is!

Whatever you call them, they are delicious, and almost even healthy!  (I won’t call them healthy, because they are cookies.  BUT, they have hardly any sugar, no gluten, no dairy…  it really doesn’t get much healthier than that for delicious chocolate cookies!)

Make these sweet, fudgy chocolate cookies for the sugar-avoiding loves in your life…  or for a guilt-free treat for your kids!  (Mine had NO idea these were healthy!  Score for Mama!)

*almost* sugar-free, no-bake style cookies (gluten-free, dairy-free!)

Yield: makes 4-5 dozen small cookies, depending on size

Ingredients

  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted & slightly cooled (can use butter here, if you don't need to be dairy free!)
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons powdered stevia
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup powdered peanut butter (can substitue regular peanut butter if you'd like)
  • 2 cups quick or rolled old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup coconut (sweetened flaked, or unsweetened shredded!)
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (use sugar free if that's what you prefer)

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350ºF.

In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, coconut oil, vanilla, stevia, and salt until smooth. Whisk in the cocoa powder and peanut butter powder (or regular peanut butter) until smooth.

Stir in the oats, coconut and chocolate chips until well mixed.

Scoop (with a small scoop) onto parchment-lined baking sheets and bake for 10-12 minutes, until the cookies are just set (a little hard to the touch on top!). Cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring to cooling racks.

http://sweetannas.com/2013/07/almost-sugar-free-no-bake-style-cookies-gluten-free.html

recipe adapted from Sugar Free Mom

PS:  If you are following the Trim Healthy Mama lifestyle, these cookies would be an S dessert, if you stick to 1 or 2 at a time!  (The oats will make them a crossover if you eat too many in one sitting.)

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  • Stacy

    Thanks so much for linking at Trim Healthy Tuesday! I changed your status from S to Crossover because I don’t know many women who would only eat one cookie. LOL At least I can’t. It’s worse than Pringles. Once you pop, you can’t stop. Ha, ha!!!

  • Loretta E

    Amazing! My younger sister made these constantly when I was younger (the original no-bakes, I mean) and the only complaint I ever had with them was they they had a tendency to be gritty. These look so fudgy and different!