The simple pleasure in life.
Recently I’ve become obsessed with baking cookies. It seems like there is a cookie season in our house. I kinda like baking with peanut butter. That means you are going to see quite a lot of cookie recipes in upcoming weeks around here especially with PB.
There are days when I’m really tired after getting the chores done, yet I have a desire to bake. So those days I try to make something less time consuming. These cookies are a prime example of how a simple recipe can be so delicious without too much mess and time.
Texture of the cookies is soft, slightly chewy if you don’t refrigerate the dough (which I didn’t), perfect with a glass of milk.
You will need:
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 3 tbsp whole-wheat pastry flour or white all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 2 tbsp applesauce (I used 2-3 tbsp of mashed banana)
- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla essence
- pinch of salt (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 F.
In a medium bowl combine baking soda, flour, sugar, brown sugar, and salt.
Add peanut butter butter, applesauce, and vanilla. Mix well.
Roll them into balls. You will get around 12-16 cookies. (If you want softer cookies then refrigerate the dough for atleast an hour).
Bake them for 8 minutes.
Let them cool for 5 minutes before removing them from cookie sheet.