Wholesome Treats

Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies 

What better way to spend a lazy Sunday than by baking some chewy peanut butter cookies. These cookies literally taste like your grandma made them. This recipe is one of my favorites because you get to have a delicious treat, while still nourishing your body. Peanut butter has so many benefits. With 2 grams of fiber and 8 grams of protein per a 2 tablespoon serving, peanut butter will keep you full for longer and help you to eat more intuitively. This yummy butter is also packed with so many vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Who wouldn’t want to eat a cookie with all those benefits?! If you are paleo you could switch out the peanut butter for almond butter, cashew butter, or any paleo nut butter. For all of my vegan friends try using Neat Egg! It is a vegan egg alternative made from garbanzo beans and chia seeds, so ‘neat’ right! 😂 The butter can also be replaced with a vegan version such as earth balance. Not all of the products that I have are organic but I am slowly replacing non organic baking ingredients with organic ones as they run out. I am in the process of switching to fully organic:) I used spelt flour and organic all purpose flour but gluten free flour will also work just as well. Enough talking let’s get to the recipe!🍪🍪🍪

Ingredients

  • 1 cup organic peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup softened kerrygold grass fed butter
  • 1/4 cup organic cane sugar
  • 3/4 cup organic brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup spelt flour
  • 3/4 cup organic all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt



Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  • In a large mixing bowl cream together the peanut butter, butter, both sugars, egg and vanilla
  • Add in both flours, baking soda, and salt
  • Mix until well combined
  • Roll the dough into 1 inches balls and place on cookie sheet with parchment paper
  • With a fork make a criss cross on each cookie
  • Bake for 11 min or until the sides turn golden brown

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