Monday, May 12, 2014

MUST TRY: Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies!

Anyone else have a RAGING SWEET TOOTH that creeps up on them an hour after dinner and
somehow you find yourself sabotaging a day of healthy choices with some very NOT so healthy indulgences?!

I know if I struggle with this, others likely do too! So... I called on my amazing chef of a hubby to hook me up with something that had the TASTE of a CHEAT, but the calories and ingredients to keep  me on track towards my goals!

Knowing that COOKIES are one of my biggest weaknesses... and PEANUT BUTTER, one of my favorite things of all time... He came up with this HEALTHY PEANUT BUTTER COOKIE recipe!


INGREDIENTS NEEDED:
1/2 cup peanut butter, or almond or sun butter 
3/4 tsp baking soda 
3 tbsp whole wheat flour 
¼ cup of turbinado sugar or sweetener of choice.
2 tbsp brown sugar (omit for sugar-free)
2 tbsp applesauce 
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract 
Pinch of salt




STEP BY STEP DIRECTIONS:
- Mix dry ingredients very well. 
- Then add wet and form cookie balls. 
- Refrigerate for 1 hour. 
- Bake in a 350 degree oven for 8 minutes. 
- Let cool for 10 minutes before removing from tray. 
- ENJOY!!

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