Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Peanut Butter Cookies

My family LOVES peanut butter.  We also love cookies so what better invention for us then the peanut butter cookies?   I don't make then tons because I would weigh 400 lbs!  But yesterday I was in the mood.  However, I wanted to make them healthier if it were possible.  Let me tell you it was possible!  I used white wheat flour instead of white flour and I put ground up flax seed in it.  Since flax seed is kinda nutty it's a perfect fit.  You can't tell one bit that it is in there.  Want to try them?

Peanut Butter Cookies

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 cup white wheat flour ( or wheat pastry flour )
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 to 2 tablespoons ground up flax seed

First you cream together the butter, peanut butter and brown sugar.  Beat in the egg and set aside. In another bowl combine the dry ingredients.  Mix and add little by little too the wet ingredients.  If you live in my house, we also take real Reese's peanut butter cups and crush them up and put them in the dough. MMMMMMMMM

Bake at 375 for 8 to 10 minutes.  My husband loves me when I place a whole reese's in the middle too.  Since it's almost Easter and I had Reese's hard candy coated eggs, I used those instead.  These cookies turned out SUPER yummy!  I should know because I ate 4 yesterday!

This was taken before they were cooked.  Aren't they cute?

If you want to try this recipe without the "healthy" stuff use 1 1/4 cup white flour instead of the wheat flour and don't add the flax seed.  But I PROMISE you they tasted exactly the same so you may as well add the extra goodness.

1 comment:

One Precious Life said...

They look delicious. I'm going to make these for Easter. I love the idea of putting crushed reese's cups in the dough. Thanks!

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