Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Whole Wheat (perfect) Peanut Butter Cookies

I have to admit.  These came about because I found jars of Maranatha peanut butter (organic, all-natural, nonetheless!) for 25 CENTS at Dents for Cents when visiting some friends in Indiana.  Of course, I bought a bunch (hmmm, pay $4 a jar later, or 25 cents brainer!), but then decided that I didn't want to move full jars from NC to Utah in a month or so (oh, yeah...we're moving.  More on that later.) cookies it became.  YUM!

My Version of Perfection: Peanut Butter Cookies
2 1/2 C Peanut Butter
1/2 C coconut oil
2 C raw turbinado sugar (yes, it will likely stay crunchy and not totally dissolve.  TRUST me on this, it will be good)
2 tsp. vanilla
3 eggs
3 C whole wheat flour (grind it yourself PLEASE!)
3 tsp baking soda

Cream together oil, pb, eggs and sugar.  Stir in vanilla.  Add flour and baking soda.  You'll probably have to mix this with your hands.  It's pretty stiff.  Make into 1-2 inch balls.  Flatten with a fork (just like every other peanut butter cookie recipe in the world--OK, I'm exaggerating).  Bake in a 300 degree oven for 9 minutes.  Take off cookies sheet and let cool on rack.  Eat.  and Eat.  Mmmm!!


  1. What is turbinado sugar? I've never heard of it. What are the benefits?

  2. You found a jar of pb for 25 CENTS?!?! Woah!!
    Mmm, those cookies look so good.