When I began planning our menu for this situation I knew peanut butter cookies were perfect for our plans. This treat is high in protein and great for kids. With a few tweaks, you can reduce the sugar and add in oats for a healthy nutrition boost.
This is the perfect addition to snacks or part of a grab and go breakfast for the kids. In fact, tomorrow the kids will be having these cookies and some of the eggs they dyed today.
We never do anything small so I quadrupled this recipe for our family and froze half in two sections for use later. This is a great trick for building a stockpile of food in your freezer. Something I had been lax on after the accident.
What you need to make peanut butter oatmeal cookies
:: 1 1/4 cup peanut butter
:: 1/4 cup unsalted butter
:: 2 eggs
:: 1 1/4 cup sugar
:: 1 teaspoon baking powder
:: 1 teaspoon baking soda
:: 1/2 teaspoon salt
:: 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
:: 1 1/4 cup rolled oats
How to make peanut butter oatmeal cookies
:: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
:: Cream butter, sugar, and peanut butter together.
:: Beat in eggs.
:: In a separate container sift and blend flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.
:: Mix dry ingredients into the creamed butter and sugar until well blended.
:: Fold in oats.
:: Knead until oats and flour are well well blended and smooth.
:: Roll dough into 1 inch balls. This makes roughly 2 dozen cookies
:: Flatten with a fork to make the classic crisscross pattern.
:: Bake for about 10 minutes or until slightly golden brown.
Why reduce the sugar in your baking?
Sometimes taking cues from our ancestors and how they survived the great depression. Sugar is one of the hard to find foods right now so if you have some stocked up it is worth making it stretch a bit. These cookies still have plenty of flavor without making children bounce off the walls. If you want a sweeter cookie add another 1/2 cup regular or brown sugar.
How to make these your own
Spice these cookies up with a dash of cinnamon or sweeten them up with some chocolate chips for some fun. Use crunchy peanut butter for a fun crunch.
The world is full of possibilities when you are taking your won cookies. If you have leftover Halloween candy try crushing or chopping them up to toss into your peanut butter cookie dough for a fun twist.
What kind of peanut butter makes the best peanut butter cookies?
Everyone has a favorite choice when it comes to peanut butter. Many find crunchy adds the most flavor to peanut butter cookies. You can even add ground-up peanuts to your peanut butter to add even more flavor. Don’t be afraid to try your hand at making your own peanut butter.
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