Double Peanut Butter Cookies
How to make Double Peanut Butter Cookies
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 banana, mashed
1 tsp baking powder
¾ cup sugar
Preheat the oven to 350*
In a mixing bowl, combine the sugar, peanut butter and baking powder.
In a separate bowl mash the banana.
Combine the banana with the peanut butter mixture and combine well
Using a cookie scoop, drop a scoop of cookie dough into a bowl of sugar.
Roll the dough in the sugar
Place the ball on a cookie tray
Using a fork, press the center of the cookie with the tines of the fork, one or two times in each direction for the criss cross effect.
Bake for 10 minutes or when edges start to become golden brown
SERVING SIZE: 1 Piece
Amount Per Serving:
CALORIES: 220 | CHOLESTEROL: 180mg | CARBOHYDRATES: 320g | SUGAR: 44g | PROTEIN: 10g
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I use crunchy peanut butter instead of creamy?
Yes, you can use crunchy peanut butter if you prefer a bit of texture in your cookies.
The choice between creamy and crunchy is based on personal preference.
Is the banana necessary in this recipe?
Yes, the banana serves as a natural sweetener and also adds moisture to the cookies.
It contributes to the overall flavor and texture.
Can I substitute sugar with a sugar alternative?
While you can experiment with sugar alternatives, keep in mind that it may affect the texture and taste of the cookies.
It’s recommended to use a sugar substitute specifically designed for baking.
Do I need to refrigerate the cookie dough before baking?
No, refrigerating the dough is not necessary for this recipe.
You can go ahead and bake the cookies once the dough is prepared.
Can I freeze the cookie dough for later use?
Yes, you can freeze the cookie dough in individual portions.
When ready to bake, allow the dough to thaw in the refrigerator and proceed with the recipe.
What should I do if my cookies are too dry?
If the cookie dough appears too dry, you can add a little extra mashed banana or a teaspoon of vegetable oil to moisten it.
Can I add chocolate chips or nuts to the cookie dough?
Absolutely! Feel free to customize your cookies by adding chocolate chips, chopped nuts, or any other mix-ins of your choice.
How should I store these cookies?
Store the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.
If you want to keep them longer, consider freezing them.
Can I make the cookies without using a cookie scoop?
Yes, you can use a spoon to drop portions of dough onto the sugar and roll them by hand.
The cookie scoop simply helps create uniform-sized cookies.
What’s the key to achieving the perfect criss-cross pattern on the cookies?
Press the fork down on each cookie ball twice, creating a criss-cross pattern.
If the fork starts sticking, dip it in sugar periodically to prevent sticking.
This not only adds a decorative touch but also helps the cookies bake evenly.