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Healthy Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe | Health Benefits | Calories

Healthy Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

No. of servings: 24
Serving Size: 1 cookie per serving
Preparation time: 75 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Total time required: 90 minutes

Ingredients required:
Crunchy peanut butter: 1 cup
Unsalted butter or margarine: 1 cup
Eggs: 2 (large)
Brown sugar: 1 cup (packed)
White sugar: 1 cup
All purpose flour: 2 ½ cups
Salt: ½ teaspoon
Baking powder: 1 teaspoon
Baking soda: 1 ½ teaspoon

Method:

  • Using a hand blender, mix the peanut butter, the butter, and both the types of sugar, in a medium bowl, until they form a creamy mixture. Beat both the eggs properly and add them to the creamy batter. Place this batter aside for a few minutes.
  • Sift the flour, the salt, the baking powder and the baking soda together, in a different bowl and then gently stir them into the batter. Place the bowl of batter in a refrigerator, for at least an hour or so. In the meantime, apply a pat of grease on a few cookie sheets.
  • After an hour is over, remove the cookie mixture from the refrigerator and using the hands, roll 24 cookie-balls of about 1 inch each. Place these cookie-balls on the cookie/ baking sheets. Then, using a fork, flatten the cookie-balls a bit and make a crisscross pattern on each of them. Bake the cookies in a preheated 375 degrees F oven, for either ten minutes, or, till they turn golden-brown in color. Do not over bake the cookies.
  • Take the baked cookies out of the oven and allow them to cool for a while, before serving them.
  • Store the remaining peanut butter cookies in an airtight container, for future use.

Peanut Butter Cookie Nutritional information: (Amounts per serving)
Peanut Butter Cookie Calories: 252 cal.
Cholesterol: 38 mg.
Total fat: 13.6 g
Sodium: 210 mg
Protein: 4.5 g
Dietary fiber: 1.1 g

Peanut Butter Health Benefits:

  • Peanut butter cookies can be a great, easy to make and filling snacks that could be nutritious too.
  • Peanut butter contains good amounts of dietary fiber, which not only regulates both, blood-sugar levels and cholesterol in a person.
  • Peanut butter is quite high on other nutrients, like proteins and beneficial minerals like potassium, calcium, iron and magnesium.
  • To make the recipe more interesting, you could add pieces of chocolate or nuts to it. However, doing so would increase the overall calorie count.
  • In order to reduce the amount of calories, peanut butter cookies can also be made with less sugar, or without using the flour.