Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies

Photo by Quentin Bacon

It’s like magic the way a few simple ingredients can turn a basic pantry staple- creamy peanut butter- into this fabulous, melt-in-your-mouth, sweet-salty cookie.

Ingredients

Cooking spray

¾ cup all purpose flour

½ cup whole wheat pastry flour or regular whole wheat flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

¼ cup unsalted butter, softened

¾ cup smooth natural peanut butter

1/3 cup packed light brown sugar

1/3 cup granulated sugar

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

1 egg

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Spray two baking sheets with cooking spray.

In a large bowl whisk together the flours and baking soda. In another large bowl, beat together the butter, peanut butter and sugars until fluffy. Add the vanilla and egg and beat until well combined. Gradually stir in the flour mixture, blending well.

Shape the dough into ¾ inch balls, and place on the baking sheets. Use the tines of a fork to lightly flatten each ball making a criss-cross pattern. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.

Makes 3 1/2 Dozen Cookies

Calories 65; Total Fat 3.5g; (Sat Fat 1 g, Mono Fat 0.4 g, Poly Fat 0.5 g) ; Protein 1.5 g; Carb 7 g; Fiber .5 g; Cholesterol 7 mg; Sodium 50 mg

 

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