For Day 3 Week 2 of BM #36, here are some guilt free protein filled cookies for a snack..
If your kids love peanut butter, then these would be a treat for them. Typically, to eliminate fat in baking, we use any fruit puree. I didn't have bananas on hand to try it out with banana as the original recipe called for. But the addition of applesauce didn't disappoint me!
Recipe Inspiration - Here
Peanut Butter 1/2 cup (I used JIF natural creamy version)
Sugar 3/4 cup (Use half 1/2 cup sugar and 1/4 cup brown sugar for a darker colored cookies)
Apple Sauce 3/4 cup (I used unsweetened)(Or use mashed banana)
All Purpose Flour / Maida 1 cup
Wheat Flour 1/2 cup
Baking Powder 1 tsp
Salt a pinch
Chocolate Chips 1/4 cup (Optional) (I used as a topping)(use non dairy version for vegan)
Method Of Preparation -
Cream the peanut butter, sugar and apple sauce until light and fluffy.
In a separate bowl, whisk the flours, baking powder and salt.
Slowly add the flour mixture into the wet ingredients while mixing it gently.
Mix well until the flour is incorporated well but don't over mix.
Preheat the oven to 375 °F.
Pinch approximately a tablespoon of dough and shape them into rounded discs.
Place a chocolate chip on each of them and press down with a fork so as to flatten it slightly.
Arrange them on parchment lined trays spacing them about an inch or two apart.
Bake them for about 10-12 minutes until the undersides are slightly brown.
Remove and enjoy upon cooling.
Store the remaining cookies in air tight containers.
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Preparation Time 15 min + Baking Time 12 min
Makes 24-30 (depending on the size)