Posted by: gargupie | January 19, 2013

Protein-packed Peanut Butter Cookies

P1010984Sure, chocolate chip cookies are almost the ‘go-to’ choices for many, but if you want to feel that you are at least packing in some ‘protein’ into your dessert treat, I would recommend peanut butter cookies.  I also love to decorate my cookies with the universal crisscross pattern.  Why only for peanut butter cookies though? Why not for sugar cookies? Molasses cookies? Or even on…chocolate cookies? Anyone could solve this mystery for me?

1 1/2 cups of peanut butter

1 cup packed light-brown sugar

1/2 cup (1 stick) softened unsalted butter

1 large egg

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350  degrees. In a  medium bowl, whisk together flour and baking powder.
  2. In a large bowl, beat peanut butter, sugar, and butter until smooth, then add in egg. Slowly combine with the dry ingredients.
  3. Roll dough into a log and rest in the fridge for at least 3 hours or overnight. When ready to bake, roll a small ball and then press onto a baking sheet. Use a fork to create a crisscross pattern.
  4. Bake cookies until slightly golden, approximately 18 to 22 minutes. Cool cookies. Enjoy!
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