Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies

You might think that healthy and cookie don't go together in the same bite, but in this case I assure you that they do. Very little sugar is included in this batch of goodness, and if you use a good quality natural peanut butter without added sugar, and only a scattering of chocolate chips, your tummy won't be grumbling in protest if you have a few more than you meant to. These are also eggless cookies.

peanut butter cookies

Once again, boldness in the kitchen paid off. Coming up with savory meal dishes has become second nature to me, but when it comes to baking I tend to stick to tried and true recipes. But after the success of my Guinness gingerbread cake, I figured I would try my chances with a homespun cookie recipe. The result was quickly devoured and turned out to be a perfect little snack to settle queasy tummies. Chewy, without being overly moist, with a slight crumbly texture, I have already made a few batches because they are so easy to prepare and a delightful way to get a mellow sugar fix from baked treats.

Healthy Peanut Butter CookiesHealthy Peanut Butter Cookies
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Published on January 29, 2013

Simple, chewy, delicious and wholesome eggless peanut butter cookies made with natural peanut butter and just a little sugar

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Ingredients:
  • 1 cup spelt flour or unbleached white flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup chocolate chips, as preferred
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons brown sugar, as preferred
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 5 tablespoons crunchy natural peanut butter
  • 7 tablespoons whole milk
  • a few drops of vanilla
Instructions:
  • Preheat an oven to 350° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • In a medium bowl, combine the flours, oats, salt, baking soda and chocolate chips.

  • In another medium bowl, whisk together the sugar, butter, peanut butter and milk. Stir in the vanilla. Transfer this mixture to the dry ingredients and stir to combine.

  • Shape the dough into 12 to 15 small balls, flattening each one slightly, and transfer to the prepared baking sheet. Bake until the cookies are firm and slightly browned — about 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from the oven and let stand on the sheet for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool.

Makes 12 to 15 cookies
peanut butter cookies

More cookies from Lisa's Kitchen:
Chocolate Orange Cookies
Cayenne Peanut Butter Cookies
Flourless Peanut Buttter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies

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3 comments:

bellini said...

Now I am craving peanut butter and a nice warm glass of cocoa, with whipped cream of course.

Rochelle @ WheatlessRochelle.com said...

Those look great! And I think I could easily make them gluten free by using a gluten free AP flour and oats. Thanks!

Pink Peppercorn and Paprika said...

These look great! I can't wait to try a gluten free version :) peanut butter and chocolate is my weakness!