I found an interesting recipe for these peanut butter cookies that uses no milk, eggs or refined sugar. Believe it or not, they taste yummy!
Here's what you'll need...
- 1 cup natural creamy peanut butter (I'm sure any peanut butter will do).
- 1 cup maple syrup
- 2 Tbs vegetable oil
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour (I just used regular flour)
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 350 and butter or lightly oil & dust with flour 2 large cookie sheets OR line them with parchment paper.
In a bowl, combine peanut butter, maple syrup, oil and vanilla with a mixer until smooth. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Make a well in your dry ingredients and blend in the peanut butter mixture until just blended. You may need to use your hands.
Make 1 1/2 inch balls and place them on the sheets, leaving 2 1/2 inches between them. Using a fork, flattening the balls until about 1/2 inch thick. Make the traditional crisscross pattern if you like.
Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes. Cookies should be lightly crusted over but still soft. Cool on sheets for 2 minutes, then move to a rack to cool completely before storing.