As a mom, I am always looking for healthier options of the foods I love to indulge in...well, maybe I'm not ALWAYS looking for healthier, but you get my drift! :)
Peanut butter cookies are one of my favorite indulgences and this recipe is one I can feel better about when I eat the whole batch...oops, I mean when I eat a few of them! My friend, Mikki, reminded me of this recipe last year...I had forgotten that we used to have them as kids all of the time until I found the recipe in my recipe collection! (OK, that shows you how often I actually cook from my recipe collection...the internet is so much faster!) Nevertheless, these are FANTASTIC and, I think, just as good as the "real" version!
Here it goes...super simple!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and combine in a bowl: (I just use a spoon!)
-1 cup Splenda (or sugar if you want)
-1 cup peanut butter
-1 tsp vanilla extract
These will appear a little sticky after mixing, but will roll into a nice little ball for you. I get about 16 cookies out of one batch. Take your fork and just press it down slightly to make the cute little design on top!
Bake for about 10-12 minutes at 350. I took mine out at 10 minutes because I am ALWAYS burning things. I let them sit on a cookie sheet to cool because they will continue to bake a bit that way.
I wouldn't wait to watch them turn golden brown, they don't change color much and they aren't "stiff" to touch when they are ready to come out of the oven. They continue to harden a bit.
This is also a great recipe for kids! Me and my 17 year-old 6 year-old helped me with this one!
I'd love to hear your kid-friendly recipes...
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