Thursday, February 2, 2012

Peanut Butter Breakfast Cookies: An old friend with new pictures

These are my family's favorite breakfast cookie. They're 100% whole grain, low sugar, and most of the fat comes from peanut butter.

They make good breakfasts and I'm not afraid to say so, but they're also good for snacks or a healthy dessert. (Why breakfast cookies, you may ask? Well, first of all, who are you to be asking such a question. When someone tells you you can eat a cookie for breakfast, you just take that one on blind and hopeful faith. Secondly (if you must), you can have a look here at the original post for why I started making them.)

Since my original post, I've learned that one does not use a flash or take a picture under lovely florescent light or both. So here are some new photos for you. Also, the recipe could has undergone a few small tweaks as well, which make them even healthier. Enjoy.

Peanut Butter Breakfast Cookies
Makes 15-18
Prep time: 5 minutes (without little helpers)
Bake time: 7-8 minutes
Cost: $1.65 without chocolate, 2.00 with chocolate. That's about $.12/serving. So cheap, so good.
(butter: .15, peanut butter: 1.00, sugars: .06, whole wheat flour: .24, eggs: .20, chocolate chips: .35)

2 Tbsp butter, melted (it really must be melted or you'll have to use more of it)
1 C peanut butter, melted
2 T brown sugar
2 T white sugar
2-4 T sweet potato puree (totally optional, but it makes me feel like a better person)
1 ¼ C whole wheat flour
¾ t baking soda
½ t baking powder
2 eggs
1 T milk
1 t vanilla
½ C chocolate chips, or a combo of chocolate chips and PB chips, or--heck--throw some M & M's in if you must (optional--Because this is health food, darn it)

Cream butter, peanut butter, and sugars. Add sweet potato puree (if using), eggs, milk, and vanilla. Sift dry ingredients and add to wet. (The dough will be a bit drier than what you're probably used to in cookies. That's okay.) 

Mix in chocolate chips if using.  

Roll into balls (or plop them down if lazy like me), then flatten and criss-cross with a fork (or don't). Bake 7-8 minutes at 350. Might not look done. Take them out anyway. Seriously, take the cookies out already.


  1. These look delicious, Love any type of cookie you can eat for breakfast! I like the concept of your blog, such a great idea! I am now a follower :)

  2. Love peanut butter and love to try these. Thank you for sharing. Pat

  3. I just fed these to a bunch of kids and it went great! :D



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