Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

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There aren’t any cookie recipes more popular than peanut butter and chocolate chip. In fact, the pairing of peanut butter and chocolate is a well-loved combination in general. This peanut butter chocolate chip cookies recipe gives you the best of both worlds, because the dough comprises of your classic chocolate chip cookie dough ingredients like flour, eggs, butter, and brown sugar, but also includes some peanut butter for extra flavor. If you are on the search for a decadent cookie recipe to enjoy through the week, this peanut butter cookie recipe is one you should make.

Even though this cookie recipe is incredibly delicious, they are also a healthier version of your classic chocolate chip cookie recipe. This is because Mary, the author of ‘Bare Feet in the Kitchen’ recipe blog, chose to use whole-wheat flour in combination with the all-purpose flour. If you would like to make healthy cookie recipes, this dessert will be the perfect choice because it uses several familiar ingredients, like chocolate, which makes the cookies taste delicious, but also be nutritious at the same time. Whole-wheat flour has more nutrition to it than white flour because it uses all of the wheat, including the most beneficial components like the bran and the germ. When white flour is processed, the germ and bran are removed leaving just the endosperm. The bran refers to the hard layer on the exterior of various cereal grains, which is incredibly rich in dietary fiber and other beneficial nutrients. The germ of grain is what germinates to grow into a new plant, which contains many nutrients like vitamin E, phosphorus, thiamine, magnesium, zinc, and folate. Unfortunately, this is often removed from flour, because it causes the flour to go rancid quickly, making it a challenge to store. Since whole-wheat flour still has the germ, it will go rancid if not used within a short time, so it is best to purchase small quantities of it when you plan to use it baking this peanut butter cookie recipe or your other baked goods. Otherwise, you can store the bag of flour in the freezer to help it maintain freshness for longer.

Nutrition Facts for: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies from Barefeet In The Kitchen

Ingredients: Whole wheat flour, all purpose flour, salt, baking soda, butter, peanut butter, dark brown sugar, granulated sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, semi-sweet chocolate chips.

* The entire recipe has been calculated for 20 servings.

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

* Per Serving: Calories 247,Calories from Fat 103, Total Fat 11.4g 18%, Saturated Fat 6.2g 31%, Cholesterol 32mg 11%, Sodium 137mg 6%, Potassium 112mg 3%, Carbohydrates 32.6g 11%, Dietary Fiber 1.1g 4%, Sugars 19.1g, Protein 4.4g, Vitamin A 4%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 4%, Iron 9%

If peanut butter dessert recipes are not your thing, don’t worry, because you can substitute the peanut butter for any other nut or seed butter and this cookie recipe should work out fine. Peanut butter could also pose a problem if you want to pack the cookies in your kid’s lunches. Generally, other nut or seed allergies are not as prevalent, which means that an almond or pumpkin seed butter could be a safer alternative for this chocolate chip cookie recipe. Of course, this would no longer be a peanut butter cookie recipe, but the best chocolate chip cookie is one that you can play with and match to your tastes and nutritional wants. Thank you to Mary, at ‘Barefeet in the Kitchen’ recipe blog, for sharing her easy peanut butter chocolate chip cookies recipe with us.

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