peanut butter ginger jam cookie recipe

How to Bake Peanut Butter & Ginger Jam Cookies From Scratch

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Peanut Butter & Ginger Jam Cookies

While peanuts are a huge concern for a large portion of the population, it shouldn’t take away from the amazing health benefits they have. If you are not allergic and can consume peanuts, here are some reasons why you should!

Benefits of Peanuts

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  • They promote heart health as they are rich in monounsaturated fats.

  • They are a highly-concentrated source of protein, which helps build your muscles and tissues, while keeping your hair, skin and nails strong.

  • Peanuts also give you energy, as they are rich in niacin and folate, two B-vitamins that promote energy production. [1]

Naturally Nora Tips for Perfect Cookie Dough:

  • Prepping: If your cookie dough is too dry, add a bit more milk one tablespoon at a time until the cookie dough is the proper consistency.

  • Organic Peanut Butter: I highly recommend buying organic peanut butter if you decide to add it to your natural nourishing regiment. This recipe was tested with Marathon Organic Creamy Peanut Butter.

  • Coconut sugar is one of the healthier alternative sweeteners that has a lower glycemic index compared to cane sugar or honey.  This is clean eating friendly and is also especially high in minerals including potassium, magnesium, and zinc, as well as vitamins B2, B3 and B6. [2]

  • While you Bake: The cookies barely spread at all during baking, so flatten them to the desired thickness and width before placing the baking sheets in the oven.

Peanut Butter & Ginger Jam Cookie Recipe

peanut butter ginger jam cookie recipe

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Serves: approximately 12 cookie sandwiches
Recipe type: snack, dessert

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of all-purpose gluten-free flour (measured correctly)

  • 1 ½ teaspoons of baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon of salt

  • 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly

  • 2 large organic egg whites, room temperature

  • ¼ cup of almond milk

  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

  • 9 tablespoons of all natural (no sugar added) peanut butter

  • 1 cup of coconut sugar

Jam Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F, and line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.

  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together the butter, milk, egg whites, and vanilla.

  3. Stir in the peanut butter until completely mixed. Stir in the sugar. Add in the flour mixture, stirring just until mixed completely.

  4. Roll the dough into 24 balls, and place onto the prepared baking sheets. Flatten to the desired thickness and width. Bake at 350°F for 9-11 minutes.

  5. While the cookies are baking, place strawberry jam and minced ginger into a medium size bowl and mix well until incorporated.

  6. When cookies are finished, let cool on the baking sheets for 10 minutes before putting them on a wire rack. I also like to put them in the fridge for about an hour before making them into cookie sandwiches, as they must be firm and well intact before we add the ginger jam.

  7. Once cooled, flip each cookie on its back so the flat bottom is facing upward. Add about one teaspoon of the ginger jam mixture on the flat surface of half the cookies, then close the cookie sandwich with another PB cookie.

  8. Once cookie sandwiches are complete, place cookies in a glass container, stacked on top of each other (do not let them fall sideways), to ensure jam stays intact.

  9. Enjoy immediately, or store in the fridge for up to 7 days.

Watch Everyday Food’s video on how to make gluten free oatmeal-raisin cookies!

 

  • Pendick, D. (2016, December 29). Peanuts linked to same heart, longevity benefits as more pricey nuts. Retrieved from http://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/peanuts-linked-heart-longevity-benefits-pricey-nuts-201503057777

  • PETA. (n.d.). 10 Reasons to Switch to Coconut Sugar. Retrieved from http://www.peta.org/living/food/health-food-coconut-sugar/

Nora DeBora

Nora DeBora is one of Toronto's leading Health and Wellness professionals who is certified in Holistic Nutrition, Live Blood Microscopy, yoga, Joga and personal training. She specializes in digestive wellness and is passionate about educating and empowering her clients to achieve their health goals through optimal digestion and sound, functional movement. You can connect with Nora on Instagram, Facebook, or by visiting her website!

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