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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Peanut Butter Cookies

My biggest complaint about peanut butter cookies is that they are greasy and heavy, and that is usually enough to keep me away from them. However, I randomly discovered this recipe on a healthy-ish recipe site, and they are chewy and peanut butter-y without being oily. Maybe it's because I un-healthified them a bit, but these are my favorite peanut butter cookies

Healthier and Yummier Peanut Butter Cookies
makes about 2 dozen
adapted from Eat Better America

1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 egg
2 tbs. honey
1/4 cups whole wheat flour
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt

1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Mix sugars, butter, and peanut butter until well-mixed. Add egg and honey until well-mixed. Add remaining ingredients until a consistent dough forms.
2. Shape in to 1 inch balls and space them out on an ungreased cookie sheet (or parchment paper works too). Use a fork to flatten them with the characteristic criss-cross pattern
3. Bake 8-9 minutes or until light golden brown. Let cool on the pan for a few minutes.

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