We have a family of chocolate lovers which is a HUGE understatement, really. If humans could exist on chocolate alone, this family would be fine. But there are some of us (okay maybe just one) who prefer cookies without the chocolate.
In case you fall into this category or are like we were this morning without any butter ( you know to make real
cookies) then this
recipe for Peanut Butter cookies are yummy (assuming you aren't allergic to peanuts), quick and toddler friendly. Said toddler wanted "chocky coo keys" but when we realized there was no butter or chocky to be found, we simply googled, " cookies without butter" and came upon this one which from the sounds of it has gone through a bit of honing through the years. It's tasty!
We generally do Chaz's deliciously perfect chocolate chip cookies
for the guests at the Inn but maybe we change it up sometimes? What kind of cookies do you like?
**We did use a natural peanut butter and we didn't use natural sugar cane. And making them with a toddler may be a lot messier but it's very entertaining. That said, everything with a toddler is more entertaining!
Sensational Peanut Butter Cookies
1 cup peanut butter (see note)
3/4 cup natural cane sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
additional sugar for rolling
Preheat oven to 375 degrees°F.
Mix all the ingredients up in a bowl. Roll walnut-sized pieces into balls and roll balls in the additional sugar. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and flatten slightly with a fork in a crisscross pattern. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove and let cool before removing from baking sheet.
Note: Peanut butter comes in all kinds of configurations and the kind you choose will influence your outcome. Some peanut butters are very sweet, some have been hydrogenated, some have a whole lot more in them than peanuts! Then there is the chunky versus smooth debate. I used a natural chunky version (Safeway brand) for this recipe that wasn't too sweet although it did have added cane sugar in the ingredient list.