Sunday, January 20, 2013

4-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

I came across a recipe on Pinterest for "healthy peanut butter cookies".  Ok, let's get something straight... peanut butter (although amazingly delicious and a good source of protein) is very high in calories and high in fat.  You don't want to consume too much of the stuff at one time!  Since this recipe claimed to be "healthy" and said that each cookie was only 36 calories, I had to try the recipe out.... and figure out the correct calorie count per serving.

Well, I was right.  It turns out these cookies are a lot higher in calories then advertised (and I even cut the honey amount in half).  However, since there is NO white flour or sugar in them so the carbohydrate and sugar count is pretty low.  These are the kind of cookie you should probably only have one of.  I guess this proves the point, you can't believe everything you read on the Internet!


Correct Nutritional Information:
recipe yield 20 cookies
Per cookie - 105 calories, 6.65g fat, 10.15g carb, .8g fiber, 8.15g sugar, 3.1g protein


I do have to admit, these might be the easiest cookies to make... and they are quite delicious!  The aren't too sweet and have a soft, chewy texture that I love.

4-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies
based on a recipe found on Pinterest.com

1 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup honey
1 egg
1 tsp. baking soda

Mix ingredients together, then drop by teaspoon-fuls onto a cookie sheet.

Bake at 350 for 10 minutes.



So easy and so yummy.... I <3 PEANUT BUTTER!

Xo,
Janel


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