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Flourless Squash and Peanut Butter Cookies

by Kristen


I survived 6 days with my littles all ALONE!  My husband had to go to China for his finance job, and I was holding the fort down ALL ALONE!  ( well, I was the only adult here).  🙂

Greg arrived home last night, and was home most of the day with us.  I decided to prepare some food for the first time in those 6 days.  ( I am all about hoarding healthy meals in the freezer and  quickly defrosting them when he is traveling.  It’s basically out of necessity.)

But Today I decided to get the ball rolling again in the kitchen!  I have like 4 recipes in the works right now and 3 of them include butternut squash.  ( but I will try to space them out for ya)

This first recipe is a take off of my Flourless Sweet Potato Brownies, and were also inspired by these Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies by my friend Stephanie, who blogs at Been There Baked That AND Lives in the town next to my own.

squash1 I had this Butternut Squash sitting on my counter all week.  I really popped it in the oven because I needed to make some healthy finger food for my 8 month old who refuses to be fed with a spoon,  Mr. Independent.  squash1000

Flourless Butternut Squash and Peanut Butter Cookies


1 PACKED cup of Maple Roasted Butternut Squash

1 Cup of ALL NATURAL Peanut Butter

2 Eggs

1/4 Cup Brown Sugar Dash of Salt


1) Cut a Butternut Squash in half.  Drizzle with Olive oil and maple Syrup.  Roast in the oven for an hour at 400 degrees or until soft. 

2) In a mixer, blend Butternut Squash, Peanut Butter, 2 eggs, salt and sugar. 

3) Using a cookie scoop, make 1 inch balls on your cookie sheet.  – This texture will be much runnier than traditional  cookie dough. 

4) Bake in the oven at 350 for 20 minutes.  squash800 Squash1300 Wow!  This was my first time making flourless cookies, and I was impressed!  They seemed much more ” Carb-ee” than I thought they would be.  I love Butternut Squash, and it added LOTS of sweetness to these cookies, so not a lot of sugar needed to be added.  I would make these again for SURE! squash9


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Nikki April 18, 2016 - 8:43 am

How many cookies did you get out from the recipe?

Shelly February 6, 2016 - 1:27 pm

Sounds delicious! What can I use to sub for brown sugar that is not a sugar? Can I use figs or dates or something else the sweetness?

Kristen February 7, 2016 - 1:22 am

maple syrup? date paste? or you might get enough sweetness from your peanut butter?

Katherine October 17, 2015 - 2:35 am

Hello I tried these and they came out way to soft like doughy. Not sure where I went wrong

Trish September 10, 2015 - 3:01 pm

When measuring the squash should it be cubed or mashed ?

Kristen September 10, 2015 - 5:37 pm

mashed 🙂

Trish September 10, 2015 - 9:07 pm

Thanks !

Chicago Jogger August 23, 2014 - 12:54 pm

This is so smart! The cookies look delicious too.


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