Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Healthy Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

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This recipe is being posted during the Christmas season, which means a lot of people start thinking about all the lovely food they will be eating, which in turn leads to concern about healthy eating!  For this reason I have decided to post my healthy peanut butter cookie recipe which only had 9 g of carbs per cookie.
This recipe makes 24 delicious cookies, and I specifically use light brown sugar and crunchy style peanut butter in order to add more crunch to every bite, this is the way I like it!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup of unsweetened, crunchy peanut butter (room temperature).
  • 1/2 cup of light brown sugar.
  • 6 tablespoons of soft unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 1 large egg
  •  1 1/4 cups of oat flour (sifted)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 Fahrenheit.  As with most cookie recipes, you want to use the middle section of the racks for baking.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the butter and peanut butter thoroughly for about 1 minute.  You are using crunchy peanut butter so the final consistency wont be completely smooth.
  3. Add the brown sugar and mix well, do this for about 2 minutes.
  4. Add the slightly beaten egg and the vanilla, while mixing for another 2 minutes.  The mixture will now be a fluffy consistency.
  5. Now finally add the oat flour and the baking powder and combine well.  You will now have a dough consistency, it should still be moist and yet you will be able to hold its shape when scooped up by a tablespoon.
  6. Take a tablespoon of the mixture and place on a non stick baking tray, and do this until you have transferred all the dough (approximately 24).  You don’t have to smooth out the dough completely as it will partially melt into the cookie shape (we will help it along in the next step), so its important to make sure you have about 2 inches space between each placement on the baking tray.
  7. Use a fork to flatten each portion, this will give the cookie decorative lines.  There is no right way to do this, you can do them one direction or cross direction.  All you are basically doing is helping form the cookie shape while at the same time adding decoration.
  8. Bake for about 20-25 minutes, so check at the 20 minute mark and if they are golden brown they are done, if not then use the extra 5 minutes.
  9. Remove and let them cool before eating (if you can resist)
Use the healthy peanut butter cookie recipe for your Christmas cookie exchanges, leave a couple of the finished product for “Santa”, and know that everyone will appreciate the special effort you made to create a healthier holiday snack!
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