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Tina's Tasty Peanut Butter Cookies
Peanut butter cookies
- 1 1/4 cup flour
- 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 3 Tablespoons milk
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla
Peanut Butter mixture
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- In a small bowl, add flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside. In a separate bowl beat the egg, set aside.
- In a large bowl cream together Peanut butter, Butter, Brown sugar, and Granulated sugar until blended.
- Add your beaten egg, milk and vanilla, one at a time.
- Add your flour mixture to the moist creamed ingredients.
- Place a tablespoon of dough into your hands, and roll into a ball. Place balls 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
- Take a fork, dipped in sugar and press each ball once with fork tines, or place a criss cross pattern on top of the cookies.
- Bake 8-10 minutes in a preheated oven, or until the edges are a golden brown.
Placing and baking your peanut goodness
Variations- see photos below
You can use the following variations:
- Add one cup M&M's to your recipe while mixing.
- Add peanut butter chips to the top of each cookie, prior to baking.
- Add milk chocolate kisses or striped hugs to the top of each cookie, after they have finished baking, while they are still warm. A great holiday goodness.
- Chocolate dipped: Pour 1 cup of chocolate chip morsels in a saucepan. Chocolate is best melted over indirect heat, so using a double boiler is useful. Let chocolate begin to melt, then stir it gently with a plastic spatula. Remove from the burner. Continue to stir until the chocolate looks smooth and shiny. Dip half the cooled cookie in the melted chocolate. Place on a plate lined with wax paper until cooled.
The Benefits of Peanut Butter
Peanut Butter contains protein and monosaturated fats. At times when you may feel sluggish, peanut butter is a great pick-me-upper.
Did you know Peanut Butter contains healthy nutrients such as Vitamin B3, tryptophan, and manganese? It is a good source of fiber which reduces your LDL cholesterol. It also contains Vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant. Lastly, it contains iron which helps in circulation.
Resveratrol is a common household name these days, and it is naturally found in plants to protect them from disease, fungal infection and injury. Peanuts are not exempt. So if you wish you could slow down your aging process, keep your weight down and prevent chronic illness look for plants that contain Resveratrol. When news first came out on Resveratrol, grape skins and red wine come to mind. But with much research the compound is produced and found in roots, stems, leaves,shells and seeds.
Natural Peanut butter vs Regular brands
What to look for in Peanut Butter:
Natural Peanut Butter is made with only ground peanuts with no added sugar, oil or preservatives. But some are not crazy about all the natural oils going to the top of the jar. Natural peanut butter needs to be refrigerated because it lacks preservatives.
Regular Peanut Butter comes in many brands. It contains preservatives, so you will not have to refrigerate it. The amount of partially-hydrogenated oil and sugar varies between brands. There are brands with low sodium and low or no-sugar added.
Fancy Peanut Butter cookies for Holiday baking.
Holiday PB cookies
A Holiday treat that will not last include the kisses and hugs. There is nothing like the taste of chocolate with peanut butter.
M & M PB cookies
M&M PB cookies
This is a cookie the children will adore. Very colorful and great tasting.
Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies
This is an awesome variation, that goes over well with your Holiday-get-together's. It is also a nice gift, tightly packed in a pretty holiday tin. Great gift for friends and neighbors.
Peanut butter morsels added
To add a sweet goodness top each cookie with a few Peanut Butter morsels.
Topped with Peanut butter morsels
|Serving size: 1|
|Calories from Fat||54|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 6 g||9%|
|Saturated fat 13 g||65%|
|Unsaturated fat 10 g|
|Carbohydrates 33 g||11%|
|Fiber 1 g||4%|
|Protein 5 g||10%|
|Cholesterol 13 mg||4%|
|Sodium 81 mg||3%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|