We Eat Treats: PB Cookies (with Whole Wheat & Flax)

10 Jan

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Ever on the lookout for great recipes in need of doctoring and always open to trying out those recipes that look “healthy” from the start…this week I got a craving for peanut butter cookies and went in search of a “healthier” recipe. I didn’t find much that grabbed me, so I found a basic recipe and gave it a bit of a BB makeover. Here’s the original recipe…

Minutes to Cook: 10
Number of Servings: 65

Ingredients

1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1 cup peanut butter
1 tsp salt
2 eggs
3 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp vanilla

And here is my version

(substitutions highlighted):

1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1 cup creamy natural peanut butter
1 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 cup white flour
1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup ground flax seed
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp vanilla

I followed the directions as noted in the original recipe:
1. Mix ingredients in order.
2. Roll teaspoonfuls of dough between your hands to make balls.
3. Place dough balls on greased cookie sheet.
4. Press traditional PB cookie pattern into the top of each cookie by gently flattening the balls with the back of a fork.
5. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes.
I had only one cookie sheet at the time (this would only happen at HT’s place). This meant I had to do about 4 separate 10-minute batches in the oven.
After the cookies cooled, we tested and tasted and deemed them better than usual for a “healthy” cookie makeover attempt.
True confessions, I ate two for breakfast today too, and didn’t feel bad about it in the least.  
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