As you all most likely know by now, I have teenage twins who bring home other teenagers on a regular basis. That means having food around the house is a must AND a lot of it……
This is one of my favorite recipes for a quick crowd, because it has whole wheat flour, peanut butter (you can substitute your favorite), uses ingredients you probably have in the house, and makes a ton of fresh-baked cookies in no time! Grab one yourself when they come out of the oven, because they don’t last long.
This recipe makes around 4 dozen cookies, depending upon the size of melon baller you use.
- 1 cup unsalted butter
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup molasses
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 375, prepare cookie sheet with ungreased parchment paper, and then follow these 5 simple steps:
- In your mixer place butter, peanut butter, sugars, molasses, and eggs; mix until smooth.
- Slowly add in the remaining ingredients; mix until combined.
- Using a melon baller, scoop dough onto cookie sheets and with a fork, press down lightly in one direction and then the other, making a crisscross.
- Bake at 375 for no more than 10 minutes.
- Enjoy the aroma and taste of fresh-baked peanut butter cookies! (Not really a step, but just as important).
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Sherry is one of the TriWivesClub and LifeDoneWell co-founders and contributes to multiple blogs. She is a former co-owner of the California Apparel News and had a career in the healthcare industry. Her passions include traveling, real food, the environment, and animal rescue/welfare. She lives a healthy lifestyle and has been a vegetarian since 1987. She and her husband are parents to two rescue pups and reside in Connecticut.