Cinnamon Raisin Peanut Butter Cookies

Hubby is always asking if I could please make him some cookies…he loves cookies, especially chocolate, (No, there isn’t any chocolate in these.) and my oldest was having a friend over to play after school, so I thought I would make these for a snack. The boys loved them and there were leftovers for the hubby…and me.

Ingredients:
2 cups whole-wheat pastry flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup natural peanut butter (creamy)
3/4 cup pure maple syrup
1/2 cup carrot puree (I used baby food)
1/4 cup canola oil
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup raisins
Nonstick cooking spray

Instructions:
Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.

In a large bowl, mix together the peanut butter, maple syrup, carrot puree, canola oil, and vanilla. Stir until combined.

Pour the flour mixture over the peanut butter mixture. Turn the batter over with a spatula about 7 times. Do not overmix! There will be dry spots. Stir in raisins.

While the batter is resting, spray 2 baking sheets with cooking spray. Using a 2-ounce ice cream scoop, drop tablespoonfuls of dough onto the baking sheets 1 inch apart. Fill a small bowl with water and, using a fork, press down on the dough, making a crisscross on each cookie. Wet the fork each time.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool before packing in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

Did I change anything? I left out the raisins…my boys can be finicky about raisins. Of course when I told them that I had left them out my oldest said I should have put them in. That’s what I get for trying. 🙂

What did the family think? Everyone loved them. They are super peanut buttery and perfect with a cold glass of milk.

from Jessica Seinfeld

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Filed under After School Snacks, Definitely Making it Again, Desserts, Everybody Ate It, Vegetarian

One Response to Cinnamon Raisin Peanut Butter Cookies

  1. Yum, what a delicious flavor combo for a peanut butter cookie. They must have been awesome. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog called “Sweets for a Saturday” and I’d like to invite you to stop by and link your cookies up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/02/sweets-for-saturday-4.html

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