Teff Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Teff Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Staff Writer
Teff Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gentl & Hyers

Teff Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

It simply doesn't matter how closely I follow my own dietary guidelines. When all is said and done, I still love cookies, and so do my children. Rather than deny ourselves, we came up with this decadent recipe that keeps the wheat out of our diets, but the cookies in!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2  Cup  teff flour, preferably ivory
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  sea salt
  • 1  Teaspoon  baking soda
  • 1  Cup  chunky 100-percent peanut butter
  • 1  Cup  maple syrup
  • 1/2  Cup  semisweet or dark chocolate chips

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Combine the flour, salt, and baking soda in one bowl and peanut butter and syrup in another. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and blend until just combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Drop the batter by heaping teaspoons onto the cookie sheet. Leave the cookies free-form or press down the dough with tines of a fork in a crisscross pattern.

Bake until just lightly browned, about 13 minutes. (The key to these cookies is not to overbake them.) Remove from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
9g
13%
Sugar
12g
13%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
22g
17%
Protein
4g
9%
Vitamin A, RAE
117µg
17%
Vitamin E, added
4mg
27%
Calcium, Ca
23mg
2%
Choline, total
6mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
35µg
9%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
44mg
14%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
79mg
11%
Selenium, Se
4µg
7%
Sodium, Na
195mg
13%
Water
5g
0%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Peanut Butter Shopping Tip

If you're looking for a smoother texture in your finished product, try using confectioners' sugar (also known as 10x sugar) instead of granulated sugar.

Peanut Butter Cooking Tip

Think beyond cakes and pies – fruits like peaches, pineapple, and figs are excellent grilled – brush with melted butter or wine and sprinkle with sugar and spices for a dessert that you can feel good about.