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Peanut-butter Nutella Cookies or Cakesters…

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O man. Sometimes a healthy cookie is just so good. These cookies were definitely best on the first day and they need some more peanut butter, the nutella kind of takes over- not that thats a bad thing!

I started with a peanut butter cookie recipe from Better Homes & Gardens:

1/2 cup butter

1/2 cup peanut butter

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp baking powder

1 egg

1/2 tsp vanilla

11/4 cup all-purpose flour

I decided to use Agave instead of sugar, which requires a lower baking temperature and a little more time, like honey, it makes whatever you’re baking brown faster (another good tip from Meredith Clark). It also means you have to reduce the amount of liquids a little as well. The recycled recipe:

3/4 of a stick of butter

1/4 cup peanut butter ( I would increase to 1/2 cup next time)

1/4 cup Nutella (could be reduced to about 2 tbsp)

2/3 cup Agave (Agave is 2/3 cup per every 1 cup of sugar to substitute)

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tbsp of ground flax mixed with 3 tbsp of water to substitute the egg

1/2 tsp vanilla

1/8 tsp almond extract (could maybe increase to 1/4)

11/2 cups of whole wheat flour

mix it all up! Bake at 350 for 8-9 minutes. These turned out a little more cakey than normal pb cookies but they were still pretty tasty!


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