Peanut Butter & Raspberry Mini Cookies

Tres healthy!

These cookies are (get ready for it):




(although I almost consumed the whole batch the minute they came out the oven…wooops)

It was a cold summer night (bit of an oxymoron) but I had the biggest cravings for cookies – and not the healthy kind.

Now I knew I needed to find a healthier alternative, and dug through some old vegan recipes I had been saving for a rainy day, and discovered a cookie recipe worth its weight in gold.

It doesn’t get any better than peanut butter and raspberries in a cookie!

Makes: 16

Time: 30min

Peanut Butter & Raspberry Mini Cookies


  • Mixing bowl
  • Weights
  • Hands (best tools for mixing)
  • Oven
  • Timer
  • Measuring cups & spoons


  • 1 tsp. cocoa powder
  • 120g ground rolled oats (oat flour)
  • ¼ cup sweetener of choice (I used stevia)
  • Pinch salt, cinnamon & nutmeg
  • 128g unsalted peanut butter
  • 3 tbsp. milk of choice (I used unsweetened almond milk)
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 16 raspberries (fresh or frozen)


  1. Line several baking trays with baking paper, and turn oven to 180⁰C.
  2. Place all the ingredients into a mixing bowl and using your hands, combine till a uniform ball of dough.
  3. Roll the dough into 1 inch cookie balls, then place onto a baking tray, finishing off with a raspberry on top of each cookie.
  4. Bake each tray for 12 minutes and leave to cool on the trays.
  5. Consume!






Oreo & Tim Tam Stuffed Cookies

Life is finally slowing down – School holidays are just around the corner and I am desperate to get back into my hobbies.
Last Sunday I ran a fun run which is quite popular in town, I managed to time 12km in an hour and 8 minutes!
For a first marathon, I’m damn pleased.
I’ve only just regained full motion from my muscles without pains though 😛

So Nicholas and I were wondering what to do with a packet of Oreos and some left over Tim Tams – and I had a brainwave.
What about covering them with cookie dough and baking them….

I think I should have had an animated light bulb above my head.
It’s not an original idea, it has been all over Tumblr, but it was definitely worth playing around with!

Try experimenting with changing the ‘surprise’ inside the cookie!
On wards to delicious goodness:

Makes: 30

Oreo & Tim Tam Stuffed Cookies


©       230g unsalted organic butter (softened)

©       100g milk chocolate

©       150g Tim Tams

©       150g Oreos

©       1 cup organic brown sugar

©       2 free range eggs

©       1.5 cups whole meal plain flour

©       1 cup self-raising flour

©       Pinch salt

©       Pinch cinnamon


  1. Preheat an oven to 180C or 160C fan forced.
  2. Line 4 baking trays with baking paper.
  3. Cream butter in a bowl with a wooden spoon, until white and fluffy.
  4. Stir in sugar, eggs, cinnamon, and salt.
  5. Stir in flour until well combined. Crush chocolate into small pieces, and then fold through the cookie dough batter.
  6. Chop each Tim Tam into 4 pieces and each Oreo in half.
  7. Take a ball of cookie dough and flatten in the palm of your hand. Place either a piece of Tim Tam or Oreo and roll the dough until completely covered.
  8. Place each cookie onto the baking trays.
  9. Bake each tray for approximately 12 minutes, then leave to cool – they will firm up, don’t move them until they are completely cooled!
  10. Serve to unsuspecting guests, watch them discover chocolaty goodness.

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Skinny Hazelnut Cookies

I needed a cookie fix. Quick.

But I didn’t want to kill my hard work, so I decided to adapt my favorite 2 ingredient cookie recipe.

These cookies are filling, delicious and chewy (just the way I like them) without the butter, sugar and other nasties.
All natural, vegan friendly, get baking!

Serves: 4

Skinny Hazelnut Banana Oat Cookies


©       1 banana

©       30g hazelnut meal

©       1 cup rolled oats


  1. Preheat oven to 180C. Line a baking sheet with paper.
  2. Mash the banana. Mix in the hazelnut meal and oats.
  3. Split the dough into 4 cookies, arrange on the tray.
  4. Bake for 8 minutes, then leave to harden until cool.
  5. Indulge in healthy goodness!


Dark Chocolate & Candied Orange Ice-Cream Cookie Sandwich

I love ice-cream cookie sandwiches, if I could have them everyday I would, but the small matter of gaining weight would probably kill the buzz for me 😦
There is something about the cold, creamy texture of vanilla ice-cream mingled with crunchy, chewy chocolate cookie that makes these priceless.

So for an indulgent treat, 286 calories isn’t all that bad….

These cookies have inspired me to experiment with different flavor combinations, I’ll be uploading more soon 🙂

Serves: 1

Dark Chocolate & Candied Orange Ice-Cream Cookie Sandwich


©       2 dark chocolate & candied orange cookies

©       1 scoop ice-cream of choice

©       2 slices candied orange

©       Shaved dark chocolate


  1. Lift ice-cream out of the freezer to soften.
  2. Take one cookie, and then sprinkle with shaved chocolate.
  3. Scoop ice-cream, place on top of the cookie.
  4. Take the candied orange and arrange on top of the ice-cream, shave more chocolate.
  5. Place the cookie on top of the ice-cream, shave dark chocolate and serve.

*I was unable to have the nutritional information without using the nutritional information for 12 cookies, so please note the recipe above is for one serving. So the recipe above contains only 286 calories 🙂
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Dark Chocolate, Candied Orange & Coconut Cookies

Think rich, chewy, dark chocolate, then a burst of candied orange, a subtle hint of coconut.

Anyone else drooling?
I’ve had this bet with myself that I can manage not to lick a single bowl or spoon that I use while baking.
So much harder than it looks.

But so far I’m still going!

This cookies are like a hybrid of a Terry’s Chocolate Orange with coconut thrown in :O

Only better of course 😉

Serves: 12

Dark Chocolate, Candied Orange & Coconut Cookies


©       100g butter

©       110g brown sugar

©       1 beaten egg

©       1 ½ tbsp. cocoa powder

©       135g plain flour

©       1 tsp. vanilla paste

©       2 tbsp. coconut

©       25g diced candied orange peel*

*I will be uploading my candied peel recipes in the near future.


  1. Preheat oven to 170C.
  2. Cream the butter and brown sugar till light and fluffy.
  3. Switching to a wooden spoon, whip in egg white and vanilla till well combined.
  4. Sift cocoa powder and plain flour, and then stir thoroughly.
  5. Fold in the vanilla paste, coconut and diced candied orange peel.
  6. Roll and place 12 cookies, evenly spaced (these cookies do spread when baked). Bake for approximately 12 minutes (These cookies will appear undercooked, leave to cool and they will harden and become chewy.)
  7. Cool, and serve (:

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