Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Better Peanut Butter Cookies

Along with other more natural food items I have been converting to, one of those was peanut butter.  All natural peanut butter is 100% peanuts, nothing added.  I brought it home and opened it.  It looked a little different, but I proceeded to try to spread it on my celery sticks anyways.  I took one bite and... yuck!  I can't stand the stuff.  I didn't know what I was going to do with the brand new, hardly used tub of all natural peanut butter.  Luckily for me, a coworker only eats all natural peanut butter and had an excellent recipe for healthy-ish peanut butter cookies.  Here's how it goes.

Healthy-ish Peanut Butter Cookies

1/2 c butter                                    1 egg (free range for bonus points)
1/2 c sugar                                     1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 c brown sugar                          1 tsp vanilla
1/2 c natural peanut butter
3/4 c whole wheat flour

Cream together butter and sugars.

Add egg, vanilla and peanut butter and stir.

Mix in dry ingredients.

Drop onto cookie sheet in spoonfuls, and bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes.


Holy moly, these are good!  I served them at a get together last night, and I had compliments on them from others too.  The best part is that you can't even tell that they're made with all natural peanut butter or whole wheat flour (so you can trick kids or husbands too).  They just taste like delicious peanut butter cookies.  Now I have a use for all that natural peanut butter, and I don't feel so guilty eating all these cookies.  I recommend this recipe to anyone.

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  1. I recommend these to anyone long as they give me one!!

  2. These cookies are my favorite cookies I believe, sorry mom. They are so amazing! Peanut butter cookies were always my favorite but this organic peanut butter makes them 10x better.

  3. I may need to make these. I made peanut butter last week, but Kenya refuses to eat it so now I need to do something with it. And since school ends I don't have to worry about giving the kids peanut butter at school!

  4. Hey Grace, Is 1/4 cup of ww flour right? I made a batch today and tehy spread out flat like crazy! I wonder what I am doing wrong? Let me know. Thanks.

  5. The best cookie ever! Increased four to 1 cup and the peanut natural peanut butter ,(Costco) to 3/4 of a cup and mounded the baking powder plus a 1/8 t of salt.Cooked at 350 for 14m. Stuck it in and walked away until the timer beeped. No fiddling, perfect batch every time

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