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Hey friends! A few weeks ago, my father-in-love, Harry, brought me some of the most incredible cookies. He knows I have a sweet tooth, and that I try to keep sugary snacks to a bare minimum in my diet–so he was excited to share with me that these were, in fact, “healthy” cookies.

Harry is a New York Times Best Selling Author who has written several popular parenting books .  Check them out here!

Healthy cookies? I know what you’re thinking. They must taste like cardboard. On the contrary–they are delicious. It’s rare that I can find a “healthy” recipe that can compare to the unhealthy, alternative options. So, of course, I had to share the recipe with you. Nobody should keep a secret that tastes this good! 

Harry Harrison’s (Healthy) Cookie Recipe

Harry says you need to follow these instructions exactly… so, here we go!

1 Jar Santa Cruz Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter

1/4 Cup Organic Brown Sugar

2 Eggs

Mix one jar of Santa Cruz Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter with 1/4 organic brown sugar (make sure you don’t pack the sugar, it should be very loose!). Beat two eggs in a separate bowl, and then add them to the peanut butter and brown sugar mix. Make balls with the mixture (Harry likes to make very tiny, little balls–but you can do larger).

Bake at 350 degrees for 6 minutes and 15 seconds (now that the weather is warmer) for the perfect, healthy cookie!

When cooking or baking in your own kitchen, try substituting a few staples for healthier options and see how it makes you feel.  Here are my top 3 must-have kitchen substitutes!

  1. Sugar. You can substitute white sugar for coconut sugar or organic brown sugar. If you’re trying to stay away from sugar all together (which isn’t a bad idea when you read up on the side-effects), you can make the switch to Stevia, an all natural plant-based sweetener.
  2. Salt. You should also switch your regular table salt with organic sea salt. There are so many good sea salt options you can choose from (like Himalayan and Celtic), just try to stay away from the overly-processed “table salt”. Table salt is heavily processed, which eliminates healthy minerals and can be loaded with chemicals and aluminium derivatives. Yikes!
  3. Flour. Many people are making the switch to gluten-free diets because of the health problems chemically modified wheat and flour are causing in our bodies. I substitute regular white (bleached) flour for almond or coconut flour, and try to order the gluten-free options when I’m out. Try cutting out gluten from your diet for a whole month, and see how much better you feel!

I hope you enjoy this family recipe, and please share your favorite recipes with me!  These cookies are so good, I know that they will become a guilt free favorite of yours too!