Give your little cowboy a power-packed treat with these fun, gluten free cowboy cookies. They are loaded with real, nourishing food.
Last year my daughter got her own cookbook for Christmas. Of course she immediately wanted to try some recipes. We found a few good ones that the whole family enjoyed. Her favorite was the molasses cookie.
Naturally if big sister gets to choose some recipes little brother wants to as well. My son saw a recipe for cowboy cookies. But when we went to make them, we realized they were loaded with things he is allergic to like wheat, nuts and oats. He was quite disappointed.
Time to Recipe Create
No worries. Allergy-friendly mom to the rescue!
We came up with our own cowboy cookie recipe that does not contain gluten, nuts or oats. They can also be made dairy free.
My son and I had a blast making these together (he is quite skilled in the kitchen thanks to the Kids Cook Real Food eCourse!). And he loved being able to share them at a family gathering. Everybody else loved them too!
A Colorful Cookie
We use sunbutter in this recipe to help bind and add fat. You must note that when you use sunbutter and baking soda together it can turn green! So if the inside of your cookie starts to look green there is no need to throw them out. And no, you didn’t do anything wrong. My kids now think it’s a fun surprise to have a green cookie when you take a bite.
Save Some for Later
This recipe makes a big batch (about 30 cookies). They freeze really well. So you can enjoy some now and save some for later. Or if you need them for a party or event you can make them well in advance. They thaw very quickly (10 – 20 minutes). Though my kids love to eat them frozen!
Cookies with a Punch
My little cowboy (and cowgirls!) is very active. He loves to spend all day outside on the farm taking care of animals and helping with any jobs he can. He really works up an appetite (and is by far my fastest, biggest eater). These cowboy cookies are great as part of a snack or the perfect ending to a hearty meal.
Loaded with protein, vitamins and minerals from eggs, sunbutter, pumpkin seeds and raisins, Abram’s cowboy cookies are nourishing and sweet. As you can see my little one sure loves them!
Get your little cowboy or cowgirl into the kitchen to whip up a batch of cowboy cookies. You’ll all enjoy the time together and delicious treat you make.
Looking for more fun cookie recipes? Try these!
- 1/2 cup softened butter, palm shortening, lard or tallow
- 1 cup organic cane sugar or coconut sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp. organic vanilla
- 1/4 cup sunbutter
- 2 cups white rice flour or brown rice flour
- 1/2 tsp. unrefined sea salt
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 cup chocolate chunks (we use Enjoy Life)
- 1/4 cup raisins and/or dried cranberries
- 2 Tbsp. pumpkin seeds
- Heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Cream the butter and sugar until fluffy.
- Add the sunbutter, egg and vanilla. Beat until well mixed.
- Add the flour, salt and soda. Mix well.
- Stir in the chocolate, dried fruit and seeds.
- Scoop large mounds (2 - 3 Tbsp.) about 2 inches apart on a parchment or silpat lined baking sheet.
- Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes, until golden brown.
- Allow to cool for 5 minutes and transfer to a cooling rack.
- The cookies freeze well. Allow 10 - 20 minutes for them to thaw.
- The cookies may turn green inside due to the sunbutter reacting with the baking soda. It is not harmful.
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