Friday, January 23, 2015

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

I had a sweets craving the other day and peanut butter cookies popped into my head. Always loved them but never tried making them. I have to admit I'm not a great baker so I browsed for recipes and boy...was I in for a surprise! Did you know most peanut butter cookie recipes call for at least 1 stick of butter/margarine/shortening, lots of sugar -- I found one recipe that adds 1 can of sweet condensed milk, flour...and not that much peanut butter? 

But I still couldn't shake off the craving so I browsed some more and found a simple recipe with just 3 ingredients - peanut butter, egg, and sugar. But the amount of sugar added still seems too much for my taste so I modified it by using all organic ingredients, cutting the amount of sugar by half, and adding 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder.
I used Adams Organic Peanut Butter with no added sugar and contains less than 1% salt.
1 C. peanut butter, 1/2 C. raw cane sugar, 1/2 t. baking powder, 1 egg

Pack 1 T. measuring spoon with dough to create equal sized cookies. This recipe yield 16 cookies.

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Keep in mind that this treat is still high in calories due to high fat content of peanut butter. But at least they're mostly unsaturated fat, NO trans fat, gluten-free, and sweet enough to satisfy my craving. I brought some to share with co-workers and they were a hit!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Cinnamon Orange Swirls

I'm back!! I can't believe it's been over 3 years since my last post! Life is more hectic today than ever being a full time working momma to an active toddler but I wouldn't have it any other way. 

So, I was looking in the freezer to see what I can make and found frozen puff pastry. It was brought to my house by a friend over 2.5 years ago when my son was 1 month old...yikes! Made an attempt to save it by making these easy bite-size swirls. Came out pretty good...can't even tell it's been in the freezer for that long..hahaha

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