This is Tuesday. And I should have sunshine and maybe a little green popping up here and there. But there's white crap falling out of the sky. So I'm skipping Garden Tuesday, and going to something more cheerful: Cookies!
When I was posting about my falling-apart cookbook, I also thumbed through it. This recipe caught my eye, because it seemed to have less sugar than other recipes. Bonus! I altered it a little bit, and made these Peanut Butter Cookies that are "almost" healthy, diet cookies!
PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES - DIET STYLE
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup peanut butter
3 egg whites + 1 tsp water
2/3 cup flour
2/3 cup white whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
Cream the butter with the brown sugar; beat in the vanilla and peanut butter until smooth. Whisk the egg whites with the water, beat it into the creamed mixture. Stir together all of the dry ingredients, and beat into the creamed mixture. Drop onto greased cookie sheets and press a fork into the cookie tops twice, to create the crossed lines pattern; bake at 375F for 8 to 12 minutes, until lightly browned.
These cookies used half the sugar of other recipes, and by using egg whites instead of whole eggs, the cholesterol is reduced greatly. No one even noticed the white whole wheat flour, either. For more texture, try using chunky peanut butter. Trust me, these were good! Better yet, trust Mark and his father, cookie lovers both!
Happy Tuesday, everyone!