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!

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