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Ottawa, Ontario K1S 2H7

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November 18, 2018

The other day, I found myself craving peanut butter cookies. The only problem with this is that I don't eat peanuts. In fact, I haven't eaten peanuts or peanut-containing products in over 15 years. So what's a girl to do? I put on my culinary thinking cap and decided to get creative!

Over the years, I have discovered that roasted sunflower butter has a flavour profile reminiscent of peanut butter. So, naturally, that's the food that first came to mind for my cookie-making experiment. And I wasn't to be disappointed! The result was a cookie that satisfied both my taste buds and my nutritional quality standards. Since these cookies are nut-free, they also have the bonus of being school safe.


Adapted from Kraft Canada's Super-Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

1 cup sunflower butter, smooth, unsweetened 

1/2 cup unrefined cane sugar*

1 egg, lightly beaten (organic, free range preferred)

A pinch of Himalayan sea salt (optional)

*Unrefined cane sugar is sometimes labelled as sucanat, muscavado,...

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