Lately, I have been trying to eat more healthful. Cutting out a lot of carbs and cutting down on sugar. It is in these moments that I have the biggest sweet tooth. This leads me to desperately search online for a recipe that will satisfy the craving without being too damaging in calories. I also would like to be able to use ingredients that I already have in the house. This is how the peanut butter cookies were made.
The original recipe yields 24 cookies. I cut the recipe in half and made a dozen. I will provide the recipe for 12 cookies, if you wish for the original 24, simply double it.
Peanut Butter Cookies
- 1/2 cup all natural peanut butter (I used organic all natural peanut butter from Wegmans)
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 small egg (if you make 24 cookies- use 1 large egg)
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 mixmaster
- Step 1 Put all of the ingredients into the mixmaster. Turn the mixmaster to low and run until all ingredients are well mixed together
- Step 2 The next step is your choice- you can either grease a cookie sheet or line it with parchment paper. Parchment paper is likely the easier, however, I did not have any so a greased up cookie sheet was my solution. Place the dough onto the sheet in small balls and then flatten with a fork to get the desired pattern for the cookies.
- Step 3 Set your oven to 350F and allow it to preheat. The original recipe said that the cookies should bake for 10-12 minutes and or until the edges of the cookies were golden. It may have been the peanut butter that I used but my cookies required 17-20 minutes to cook. You will want to take the cookies out of the oven prior to them being completely baked and allow them to cool and finishing baking on the counter. Once they have cooled a bit, you can transfer them to a cookie rack.
- Step 4 The final product is delicious and it is incredibly easy to make.
- Step 5 Enjoy!