While we are still navigating the new world of plant-based, whole food eating, I am always on the hunt for really good recipes and meals. We have given up a lot of traditional comfort foods and I am still determined to replace them with equally good healthy ingredient options. So…
Peanut Butter cookies…mmmm!
I found a cookie recipe that almost worked… but it tasted funny. Drawing on my baking skills from my past life (pre-healthy eating) I figured out what was missing and stumbled upon what my family thinks are really, really good cookies. I have a 4 year old and a 3 year old who aren’t shy about telling me when something tastes horrible. They are really good sports about trying new things but quick to tell me when something is “stinky” or “gross” or “broken” so when they were begging to have these cookies for breakfast, I knew I had discovered a good thing.
These cookies are so easy to make and the batch yields about 3 dozen cookies, depending on how big you want them. For those die hard health nuts, I know there’s one bad ingredient here but it’s a relatively small amount and it’s for a good cause so deal with it! The rest of you, I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do. It makes for a good comfort food when you get that craving, so you’ve been warned.
Preheat oven to 400F
1 ½ C bread flour
1 C peanut butter (we use the no preservatives, real deal peanut butter from Whole Foods…the kind you have to refrigerate after opening…it’s heavenly)
¼ C oil (see, I told you there was a bad ingredient!)
½ C sugar
½ C applesauce (unsweetened)
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp vanilla
Mix all ingredients together and spoon onto ungreased cookie sheet.
Smoosh down with a fork (like you normally do for peanut butter cookies).
Bake for 10-13 minutes.
Remove from cookie sheet and cool on wire rack.
Repeat process because your kids will eat them all up…