Saturday, August 9, 2008

peanutty goodness!

i had the day off yesterday, so i decided it was a good day to make the good ol' classic peanut butter cookies i'd been craving for weeks. i was missing oil and brown sugar, so i subbed applesauce and added molasses to white sugar. the batter was very liquidy and the raw cookies refused to keep those cute fork marks, but i decided to pop them in the oven and just see how they turned out. they came out very light and fluffy, not like normal peanut butter cookies, but puffed up like little marshmallows. the fork marks stayed better after they were baked. my family DEVOURED these; i don't even think they lasted 30 minutes. so, i pronounce these cookies a success!

puffy peanut butter cookies
adapted from cookie madness

1/2 cup applesauce

3/4 cup chunky or creamy peanut butter

1/2 cup white sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar, packed

1 tbsp cornstarch

1 tbsp water

1/2 tsp vanilla

1 1/4 cups all-purp flour

1 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

preheat oven to 350 F. beat together applesauce, both sugars, cornstarch, water, vanilla, and peanut butter in a large bowl. in a seperate bowl mix together flour, baking soda, and salt, then add that to the peanut butter mix and beat until smooth. drop in spoonfuls onto a cookie sheet sprayed with cooking spray. bake 10-13 minutes. when done, press a fork into the cookies.

makes about 30 cookies.


Celine said...

they look like little clouds. or pillows. I'd lay my head on these any time, only to find myself pillow-less in the morning. munch munch munch...

River said...

Ooh, those look REALLY good! No wonder your family devoured them!

These are going on my list of things I want to bake! :)

ed said...