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20121017_185124 Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Cookies
17-OCT-2012

20121017_185124 Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Cookies



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I love the food shots that this phone takes! Auto White Balance did great with the under cabinet fluorescent lighting on these cookies...and if you like to bake, here's the recipe:
was reminiscing about making peanut butter cookies with my children when they were very little. At the time I was deeply into nutrition and feedly them healthfully. A friend gave me a copy of "Whole foods for the Whole Family" published by La Leche League International from which this recipe was adapted.

I had to bring cookies to a gathering and decided to use the Gold Medal "White Whole Wheat" flour I had just bought at the supermarket. These were a huge hit and the plate was emptied in record time.

The pull date was short on it - expiring this December, so I quickly put it into a storage container and placed it in the fridge. (I keep all whole grains in the fridge.)

The recipe called for milk powder. All I had was buttermilk powder, so that's what I used.

Here's the recipe:

1/2 cup butter, softened (one stick)
1/2 cup peanut butter (I used Peter Pan, from the huge container I had since last winter when I was using it for my bird food)
1/2 cup brown sugar (or honey) I used the sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup dry milk powder

I added the optional wheat germ (up to 1/2 cup)
alternative options are rolled oats, sunflower or sesame seeds or chopped peanuts.

Directions:
Cream butter, peanut butter and sugar. Add egg and vanilla. Stir in flour, soda, dry milk powder and one optional ingredient. Drop by teaspoonsfuls onto greased cookie sheets (I used parchment paper) and flatten with a fork. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

This cookie recipe has half the sugar and twice the protein of ordinary cookie recipes (so says the book)

I had lowered the temp to 325 because I was using convection bake and found the cookies fell apart at 9 minutes - I let them go 2 minutes more and they held together beautifully and had a nice density and flavor.

There are some chocolate chip (+ dried cherries) cookies in the container shown in this image. It's kept in the freezer and it's hard not to grab one every time I pass it on the way to my computer.

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Melissa Noel29-Oct-2012 15:16
These look delicious!
Anna Yu18-Oct-2012 05:07
And I love seeing food shots. These look delicious.
Raymond18-Oct-2012 01:44
I would have eaten the whole plate! I LOOOOOOOOVE peanut butter :)))) Ok, now I have to go get a couple cookies and a glass of milk ... Yours look sooooo good :))))