The Best and Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

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If you’re an ardent lover of peanut butter, this is The Best and Easy Peanut Butter Cookies recipe you can rely upon. These cookies are so decadent especially when you add the creamy peanut butter and swirl together with dough, creates a soft crumb in these golden cookies that taste delicious. They're loaded with so many sweet flavors and have a rich and dense almost brownie-like 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 around the busy holiday season when you have so many other things to do. Since this recipe comes together so easily, you can safely rely on them without having to go through the long process of cookie-baking.

Peanut butter dessert recipes are so handy to make because it is relatively inexpensive and you can find it pretty much any time of the year. Peanut butter is cholesterol free and also very high in vitamin B6, which helps in supporting blood sugar within the normal range. It is one of the healthiest snacks to indulge in moderation. Always go 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. If you are a DIY person, you can throw a cup or two roasted peanuts in the food processor and churn them until you get a thick butter-like consistency from ground peanuts. You’ll be surprised to see how easily you can make a batch of peanut butter in your kitchen that contain zero preservatives or fillers. You can store homemade peanut butter in the fridge for up to a week.

To prepare 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 miss 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 wholesomer. It's important to refrigerate the cookie dough in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to add firmness to these cookies. It's not a good idea to bake the cookies when the dough is still unchilled. You'll be disappointed to see the cookies baking thinner and flatter. Always use a scoop to get even sized 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 the heat.

Thank you to Julia at the Julia's Album recipe blog for sharing The Best and Easy Peanut Butter Cookies recipe with us. Do check out Julia’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 for the holidays. Enjoy eating them with your family today!

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