Classic Peanut Butter Cookies

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This Classic Peanut Butter Cookies recipe is so decadent especially if you’re an ardent lover of peanut butter. The creamy texture of peanut butter, when swirled together with dough, creates a decadent and soft crumb in these golden cookies that taste delicious. They're loaded with so many sweet flavors and have a rich, dense texture to them. What's not to love about an easy and delicious dessert like peanut butter cookies that are healthy and enjoyable? These cookies are ideal for all occasions including parties, holidays, picnic, potluck, etc. You can also serve them with a side of coffee when you have guests over or make your personal morning coffee ritual special with these peanut beauties. Fun desserts that are easy to make are so reliable especially when you don't want to go through the long process of baking cookies.

Peanut butter dessert recipes are so convenient to make because peanut butter is relatively inexpensive and you can find it pretty much at any store. Did you know that peanut butter is cholesterol free? It is also very high in vitamin B6, which helps in maintaining blood sugar within the normal range. Always opt for a peanut butter that is free from added ingredients like soy, corn syrup, lecithin, sugar or salt. It's better to invest in an organic peanut butter with little to no sodium in it. Always read the label at the back of the jar and choose the one that says '100 percent peanut butter' in the ingredients list.

To make this easy and delicious dessert healthier, you can replace the all-purpose flour with gluten-free or oat flour or even a healthy whole wheat pastry flour. Gluten-free flour is healthy with fewer calories and does not change the taste or flavor in most recipes. It is also a good option especially if you are gluten intolerant and don't exactly want to dismiss your favorite recipe that calls for a flour that is not gluten-free. You can also add dark chocolate chips to this recipe to make the cookies healthier. It's necessary to refrigerate the cookie dough in the fridge for at least a couple of hours before baking them. Do not bake the cookies when the dough is still fresh or unchilled. Otherwise, the cookies will end up baking thinner and flatter. Always use a scoop to create the same size cookies and place the cookie dough on the baking sheet with at least 2 inches apart. Don't ever overbake the cookies or they might dry out from over baking. You can store any cookies in an airtight jar at room temperature for up to one week.

Nutrition Facts for: Classic Peanut Butter Cookies From Erren's Kitchen

Ingredients: Butter, brown sugar, sugar, peanut butter, golden syrup, egg, flour, baking powder, salt.

* The entire recipe has been calculated for 18 servings.

* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet

* Per Serving: Calories 125, Calories from Fat 36, Total Fat 4.0g 6%, Saturated Fat 0.9g 4%,Cholesterol 9mg 3%, Sodium 38mg 2%, Potassium 72mg 2%, Carbohydrates 20.3g 7%, Dietary Fiber 0.7g 3%, Sugars 11.2g, Protein 3.2g, Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 1%, Iron 7%

Thank you to Erren at the ‘Erren's Kitchen' food blog for sharing this Classic Peanut Butter Cookies recipe with us. Do check out Erren's blog for more fun desserts and Peanut butter dessert recipes. This fantastic peanut butter cookie recipe is so versatile and one of the most fun desserts you can make. Make this easy and delicious dessert today!

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