Maple Multi-Seed Snack Cookies (Nut and Gluten-Free!)

Maple Multi-Seed Snack Cookies (Nut and Gluten-Free!)

Yesterday the temperature hovered somewhere around zero, the roads were coated with ice, and it was clear that I was not going to leave the house.  What’s a mom to do when she’s stuck inside during the winter?  Bake cookies!  Healthy cookies, of course.

With a vague idea of a sort of snack cookie I wanted to create, what did I grab for first?  Peanut butter, of course.  Then the whole wheat flour.  I almost started throwing my ingredients together when I started feeling bad.  I’m always creating these sweet treats that contain nuts or wheat or both.  I have friends with kids who can’t eat these treats because of food allergies, and feel guilty for not creating recipes their little ones can enjoy.  So I decided to forgo our beloved peanut butter, leave the whole wheat pastry flour in the freezer, and step out of my comfort zone to create something different.

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