Well, yesterday my husband went back to work and I tried to get my kids into the mindset of getting back into a school routine. By 10:00 a.m. I thought to myself it was going to be a long day, so I let them each pick something they wanted to do for the morning. The youngest and oldest wanted to do a craft so I set them up, and my middle son wanted to bake something.
He chose peanut butter cookies.
He has been asking a long time for me to make them, and I’ve been searching, and searching for a wholesome recipe which is why we hadn’t made them. So, I agreed and took out some of my favourite recipe books. I realized there was not going to be a recipe that suited my health nazi tendencies, so I stated to them we were making our own. My oldest did very well to hide her true feelings about this decision, but she was willing to experiment. So we all discussed the ingredients, the type of flour, the type of sweetener, should it have nuts, or not? By the time we got out all the ingredients, the other two children were helping us mix it all up.
We measured as my oldest wrote the recipe down for us.
They smelled delicious as they baked and we could hardly wait for them to come out!
So after our lunch we tasted them and snacked on them all day! I even let them have 1 cookie for breakfast to finish them off – LOL!
So here is the recipe that the children and I invented – they are very proud, as am I. I’d love to hear how they turn out for you if you try them!
Peanut Butter Yum Cookies
Wash Hands (very important in our house)
Mix dry ingredients in a bowl
1 cup of Almond Flour
1 cup of Kamut Flour
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
2 tbsp ground flax seeds
In another bowl mix:
1 1/2 cups peanut butter (I used regular not natural)
1/2 cup of honey
Stir these together
Make a well in the center of your dry ingredients
Add 1/2 cup of Applesauce to your flour mixture and mix
Add 2 tbsp Safflower Oil
Add peanut butter mixture to dry ingredients and stir
Use a teaspoon to make small round balls and place on a cookie sheet
Press down onto the balls with a fork to flatten
Bake at 350 F on center rack for about 25 minutes (until brown)
Take out and let cool for they will be pretty soft
Save some for Dad!!!