Peanut Butter Cookies Plus Peanut Butter Giveaway!

I don’t think I have ever been so excited about peanut butter and Naturally Nutty will be sending one of you readers some!!!!

I just had a batch of cookies come out of the oven and Boucci and I scarfed a couple down and then he asked if he could take “some” for post-ride.  Some *cough* half *cough* seem to have disappeared!  Something tells me I won’t get any constructive criticism from the guys after they bike for 2 1/2 hours.  I have tried these cookies using all maple syrup but they aren’t as sweet as some people may like a cookie – more like tasty little protein bombs.  So unless you are looking for a great recovery fuel Powerbar tasting type of cookie, I’m advocating a 50 – 50 approach to sweetener for this recipe.  Plus, it is much cheaper than all maple syrup.

The goods:

1 stick of butter

1/2 firmly packed brown sugar (use a couple Tablespoons extra if you like a sweeter cookie).

1/2 cup maple syrup (if this breaks the budget, use turbinado sugar or granulated sugar instead)

Beat in:

1 egg

1 cup naturally nutty or another quality peanut butter

1/2 – 1 tsp salt (depending on if your butter contains sodium)

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp vanilla

Add

1 cup flour (I use 1/2 cup whole wheat/ 1/2 cup all purpose) depending on the amount of oil in your peanut butter and type of sweetener, you may want to use a little more or less than 1 cup

Combine ingredients well (I used my mixer for about 1 minute till everything was smooth), roll the dough into balls and squish them flat w/ a fork leaving the marks on top.  Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes.  I am a big fan of using a natural parchment paper.  It minimizes clean-up and gives you a little leeway avoiding burning the bottoms if  you should happen get a phone call and get distracted from removing them from the oven such as I did.

Naturally Nutty has offered to mail one lucky reader of my blog a jar of their peanut butter!

You may enter to win a jar one of two ways:  1.  Leave me a comment on this posting telling me how you enjoy peanut butter  OR  2.  Share this recipe via Facebook or email.  You may email me ( veggiesinmybelly@gmail.com )or post a comment saying you shared it.  I will contact the winner via email for the shipping address. You have until Friday, October 8th at 10 p.m. Eastern Time to enter.  The contest is open to US residents only.     Good luck!

6 Comments

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6 responses to “Peanut Butter Cookies Plus Peanut Butter Giveaway!

  1. Jordan P

    I like my peanut butter with some oats in the morning! Also, on apples, sliced and fresh.

  2. Cousin Beth

    Peanut butter and honey sandwiches on homemade bread of course. We have been eating these since I was a kid. Yum

  3. Susan

    I like my peanut butter on toast.

  4. Margyb

    I like peanut butter on oat bread or a whole wheat bagel with bananas and honey. I also like peanut butter on apple slices, carrots, and celery. I add a healthy gob of peanut butter to fruit smoothies. In a pinch, a cup of sugar, a cup of peanut butter, and one egg mixed together makes great peanut butter cookies. Peanut butter is awesome in Thai food. Last, but not least, peanut butter and fig jam in oatmeal is a great treat.

  5. MFB

    I like peanut butter with “substance” not one that goes by a corny adjective like skip, peter or jif. Crunchy or nutty peanut butter on my toasted english muffin while sipping on some Fair Trade coffee starts mornings off well.

  6. Lois

    I just love peanut butter when taking a lunch without refrigeration. It goes great with a banana or an apple. It’s so satisfying. Also, I’m an insulin-dependent diabetic and peanut butter keeps away those blood sugar blues during the long night time hours. Plus it’s just YUMMY!

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