Saturday, May 26, 2012
All-Natural Peanut Butter Cookies
1/2 cup creamy Peanut Butter
1/2 cup dry honey granules (can substitute white granulated sugar)
1/2 cup Sucanat sugar (can substitute 1/4 cup pure honey)
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. aluminum-free baking powder
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1 whole large egg
1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1-1/4 cups whole wheat flour
In a large bowl, beat softened butter and peanut butter on high speed for 30 seconds. Add dry honey granules (or granulated sugar), Sucanat sugar (or honey), baking soda, and baking powder. Beat until well combined, scraping down the sides. Beat in egg and vanilla until combined. Gradually add in flour. If still too wet, add a 1/4 cup more flour.
Cover mixture and chill for 1 hour in refrigerator.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Shape dough into balls, about the size of a walnut. Place each ball 2-inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Lightly flatten the tops of each ball, using the tines of a fork, making crisscross marks. Dip fork in flour, if dough is sticking to fork.
Bake, uncovered, for 7 to 9 minutes, or until bottoms are lightly browned. Transfer cookies to a rack to cool.
Makes about 2 dozen cookies