Peanut Butter Christmas Cookies

So if you read my Instagram post on Wednesday, I posted a sneak peek of these and also mentioned how I haven’t had peanut butter in over 2 ½ years. There are a lot of reasons why I stopped eating both peanut butter and corn, and not just because I went paleo. A few years ago I had Candida overgrowth (which wasn’t huge) and peanuts contain Alfatoxins which is produced by a mold that tends to grow on peanuts. I suspected mold issues in the very beginning of my health issues so I stayed away from anything that would exacerbate the symptoms.


The brand I used was Wild Friends Creamy Peanut Butter and their brand is legit. The ingredients are Roasted Peanuts and Sea Salt AND they are certified non-GMO which is huge for both peanuts and corn, if you are going to eat them!


I’ve been really craving almond thumbprint cookies from Primal Palate, I make them every Christmas but because of my almond sensitivity results back in September, I have to stay away for a few more months. Perfect timing right? If you get a chance to make the almond thumbprint cookies please do, they are seriously addicting and delicious. I still plan on making them for my sister, she loves them! My older sister is an almond fan and has loved Marzipan since I can remember and that’s probably where my love for almonds started.


I made these cookies for my other sister and I hope she likes them and I hope you all do too. If you have 15 minutes and these 5 ingredients on hand, then these babies are all yours (or to give as gifts in cute tin boxes) in they last!



·      1 cup Wild Friends Peanut Butter

·      1 egg- I use Vital Farms

·      1 cup coconut sugar

·      1 tsp vanilla extract

·      ½ tsp baking soda

·      ½ tsp sea salt or more to top the chocolate (optional)

·      Choice of chocolate, I used Enjoy Life chocolate chunks


1.     Preheat oven to 350 degrees

2.     Mix all ingredients in one bowl until combined

3.     Scoop the dough onto parchment paper or silicon baking sheet (I use something similar to these)

4.     Bake for 8-10 minutes

5.     Immediately place your choice of chocolate in the center and let cool.

6.     Makes 18 cookie