There’s nothing like a warm, scrummy cookie to start your day. And while they can be sweet and gooey with honey, added peanut butter is the best way to go! With two small children growing up, these little peanut butter cookies were my favorite snack before school or after-school activities. They’re also great for a Monday morning because they keep you from going back to work hungry.
What Are Peanut Butter Cookies?
Peanut butter cookies are the yin to the yang of the peanut butter sandwich. While peanut butter is the center of the sandwich, these little cloud-shaped cookies are what make the sandwich so special. The best part about these cookies is that you can add whatever you like in the way of nuts, dried fruit, seeds, or even crumbled baked tortilla chips! Peanut butter cookies are made from peanut butter, butter, and confectioners’ sugar. They’re typically eaten warm from the oven, but can also be consumed at room temperature. Although peanut butter is the best choice for these cookies, you can also use other types of butter that contain less fat. And if you’re using natural peanut butter, don’t use the crunchy variety—that has too much sugar in it.
Why Make Peanut Butter Cookies?
You may have heard that peanuts are a bad idea to eat because they can make you gain weight. While there is some truth to this, it’s also important to remember that peanuts are not a complete food by themselves and don’t contain the necessary nutrients to make you feel full. Cookie sandwiches are the perfect solution to remedy this. These peanut butter cookies are great because they contain both peanuts and butter. They’re also naturally sweet, which means they satisfy both your sweet tooth and your urge for a sugary snack.
How to Make Peanut Butter Cookies:
If you’ve never made peanut butter cookies before, you may be surprised at how easy it is! It’s actually one of the easiest things you can do. The ingredients for peanut butter cookies are peanut butter, butter, confectioners’ sugar, and add-ins such as chocolates, nuts, or seeds. Peanut butter is the perfect base for these cookies because it’s naturally sweet, holds together well, and has a rich texture. You can use any type of peanut butter, but we recommend using natural peanut butter because of the sugar in it. You can either use a kitchen scale to measure out all of the ingredients or use a glass measuring cup. Make sure the base of the measuring cup is tall so that the ingredients can easily reach the top of the cup. Peanut Butter is available in many forms, including roasted, crunchy, and creamy. You can also buy peanut butter at the grocery store. If you’re not a fan of peanut butter, you can also try making these cookies with almond butter and cashew butter.
The Best Way to Store Peanut Butter Cookies
To Store These Peanut Butter Cookies: You can store peanut butter cookies in a sealed container in the refrigerator or on the upper shelf of the pantry. To Make these Peanut Butter Cookies: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a couple of baking sheets with parchment paper or a silpat mat. In a large bowl, mix together the peanut butter, butter, and confectioners’ sugar. Using a spoon, drip the peanut butter mixture onto the baking sheets, about 2 Tbsp. per baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until you can easily pierce the cookie with a fork. Let the cookies cool completely before loading up on them with nuts, dried fruit, crushed cookies, or more peanut butter.
If you’d like to try these peanut butter cookies out yourself, they’re easiest made in a wide mouth glass jar. Decorate the jar with a cute label and store them in the refrigerator. Or, you can mail them in a jar gift box and tie the lid with twine. You can even decorate the jar with beans, seeds, or chocolate chips if you want to go all out. The best way to store peanut butter cookies is in a airtight jar or container. You can also store them in the freezer.
Can I eat these peanut butter cookies after they’ve been made? Yes, you can eat them right out of the jar! These cookies are naturally sweet so they taste even better straight from the jar. How do I make these peanut butter cookies healthy? These healthy peanut butter cookies are better than the original because they don’t contain sugar. They’re also packed with protein and fiber from the nuts and seeds, along with vitamins and minerals from the chocolates, peanuts, and almonds. What if I make these peanut butter cookies and don’t like them? That’s fine! You can make them again and again and add more ingredients to your taste. Just remember to change up the flavors so you don’t get stuck eating the same thing every time.