Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut butter is one of those ingredients that I like to “treat” as a raw material. What I mean is, I prefer to eat the peanut butter directly from the jar than transform it into something else! However, I have made peanut butter cookies for the first time and they turned out to be very nice.

PBC1

I decided to make this recipe because:

  1. Nika is one of my favorite bloggers! I’ve tried a lot of her recipes and there is none that I haven’t liked.
  2. The high portion of PB in relation to the rest of ingredients.

PBC2

First of all… I made my own peanut butter with my food processor. These are the instructions:

  • Grind 300g of roasted salted peanuts (those normally found in supermarkets as snack).
  • Add sweetener according to your taste (I usually don’t add any sweetener, but you could add 2 teaspoons of maple or agave syrup, sugar or honey).
  • If you want a denser peanut butter, it will take around 3 minutes in the food processor. To make it more fluid, it will take about 5 minutes. For this recipe, it is better if you use a dense peanut butter like the one in the picture below.

PB2

You can always buy the peanut butter if you want to keep it simple or if you don’t have a food processor 🙂

Peanut Butter Cookies: 28 cookies (Nika’s recipe)

  • 260g unsweetened peanut butter
  • 200g sugar (next time, I will try reducing 20g)
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Preheat oven at 175ºC
  • Mix peanut butter and sugar for about 2 or 3 minutes.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and keep mixing for 2 or 3 minutes. It will have a grainy look
  • Make balls of about 1 tablespoon of batter; put them in a tray with 5 centimeters in between.
  • Push them with the backside of a fork and make a cross design to get them flat.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes when cookies are light browned in the edges.
  • Leave them in the tray for 5 minutes and then, let them cool in a rack. Keep them away from humidity in an air proof container.
  • Finally, enjoy peanut butter leftovers!

P&J Toast

 

Serving: 1 cookie

Calories: 85

Total Fat: 4.8g

Carbohydrates: 9.0g

Proteins: 2.5g

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