The color/darkness of the cookies will vary according to whether or not nut, seed, or peanut butter is used, and if almond flour is added. If using natural peanut butter, sometimes it's best to press down a bit before baking—with a fork or the bottom of glass—for them to spread enough. I don't press down when I use almond butter or homemade nut butter though, so you might want to experiment to see which method you prefer. SunButter has a much stronger flavor than nut butter or peanut butter, so you might wish to add a bit more raw cacao powder or cocoa powder. Brown sugar can be substituted for the coconut sugar. For other variations, you can make “Nutella” Sandwich Cookies by spreading my homemade Double “Nut-ella”
on the underside of one cookie and then pressing another cookie on top (method shown here in original version
). Or you can make Cookie S’mores
---one of my very faves! When you’re feeling really decadent, you might even want to add some chocolate chips to this new recipe for a super chocolaty effect.