I won't lie to you, the first time a friend of mine told me to try sun butter I nearly laughed in their face. SUN BUTTER!? Who eats sun butter?! I thought (whilst I rolled my eyes internally and second guessed our friendship).
Well friends, today, I will (literally) eat my words. Sun butter is f*&$ing good... seriously. As much as I want to be a hater I just can't... you can hate all you want, but for those of us who live in the sadness that is a peanut butter free world, sun butter is like mana from heaven (also as the old adage goes, 'don't knock it till you try it'). I can't tell you why it's good exactly, it just is. It will never be peanut butter (don't be ridiculous! and those of you who say it's better are just plum crazy) but I will say, it has done a pretty ok job at filling the pb shaped hole in my heart.
Last week, when I made that ridiculously addictive mint chocolate chia pudding, I was really craving cookies... Like a cookie I could dip into the pudding... and so I came up with these- Sun Butter Babies! They are (essentially) a grain free short bread, which seems like a bad idea at first, however, give them a try and they may just change your mind.
-SUN BUTTER BABIES-
What you will need:
1/2 cup unsweetened sun butter
3 tbsp coconut oil
2 tbsp honey (or coconut nectar to make them vegan)
1 tsp. vanilla
2-3 tbsp unsweetened hemp milk (almond or coconut would be fantastic as well)
1/4 cup quinoa flour
1/2 cup coconut flour (to be honest I used a little less than 1/2 as coconut flour is so dense)
pinch of sea salt
Combine all ingredients into a medium sized bowl and stir well, until all lumps are removed and the dough has cleaned the edges (it should be light and fairly 'sticky')
Place the dough onto wax paper and shape into a rectangle or square. Chill for 30-60 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Remove the dough from the fridge and cut into small bars. Place the cookies slightly apart on parchment paper and bake at 350 for 9-11 minutes until they are light golden brown around the edges.
Allow to cool fully.
This is the second batch I made and they turned out to be beyond dreamy (good for you guys, bad for my waist line). Dip them in chocolate or eat them on their own, either way they are a tasty treat to satisfy your (my) cookie cravings.