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Can’t you just smell these now……….

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.

INGREDIENTS

  • 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

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 375, prepare cookie sheet with ungreased parchment paper, and then follow these 5 simple steps:

  1. In your mixer place butter, peanut butter, sugars, molasses, and eggs; mix until smooth.
  2. Slowly add in the remaining ingredients; mix until combined.
  3. 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.
  4. Bake at 375 for no more than 10 minutes.
  5. Enjoy the aroma and taste of fresh-baked peanut butter cookies!  (Not really a step, but just as important).

– DANA

WHAT SNACKS DO YOU FEED A GROUP OF TEENAGERS?