Saturday, December 10, 2011

Peanut Butter Flax Cookies

Recipe by President's Choice.

I'm generally of the belief that if you're going to eat a cookie, make it a good one.  None of this apple sauce instead of oil, or using whole wheat flour.  Go all out.  The more sugar and butter, the better!  Well, yesterday when I should have been studying for my exam today, I found a recipe that intrigued me.  Peanut butter cookies with flax.  Hmmm, that might actually work.  So, I gave it a try. Would you believe, they're actually quite good!  Don't get me wrong, they taste healthier than you're average peanut butter cookie, but they're still quite delicious.  They're soft and chewy, just how a peanut butter cookie should be.  So if you have a sugar craving, but you're guilt is getting the best of you, these might make you feel a bit better.

What you'll need
1 1/4 cups Whole wheat flour
1/3 cup Milled flaxseed
1 1/2 tsp Baking powder
1/2 cup Creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup Butter, salted, at room temperature
1 cup Sugar
2 Eggs, lightly beaten

How to
1.  Preheat oven to 350°F.  Line baking sheet with parchment paper.

2.  In large bowl, stir together flour, flaxseed and baking powder.

3.  In another bowl, stir together peanut butter, butter and sugar until smooth; beat in eggs.  Using a wooden spoon, stir peanut butter mixture into dry ingredients until smooth dough forms.

4.  Drop by 2 tbsp amounts onto prepared baking sheet.  Press down with tines of fork.

5.  Bake in centre of oven for 12-14 minutes (I found 11 minutes was perfect).  Cool for 5 minutes on baking sheet.  Transfer to wire rack to cool completely.

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