Yummo: Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Sometimes you just need a yummy treat…right?!?  And what’s even better is when you get that sweet treat fix and its not so horrible for you!  These little babies are flourless, packed with protein and super duper yumm-o!  (there is a healthy dose of sugar so…let’s not go as far as to say they are healthy…ha!)  I especially love them with a little dark chocolate chip in the center…cuz what is not made better with a little bit o’ dark chocolate?  AND even a non-baker like myself was able to pull this one off.  (be sure to follow step 2 and cool the batter or you will have a sheet tray mess…this comes from personal experience!)

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Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies
(Recipe Source)

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Ingredients:

  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • dark chocolate chips (optional)

Directions:

  1. Stir together all ingredients (batter will be thick and not perfectly smooth)
  2. Using a spoon or ice cream scoop, form small mounds of dough on a cookie sheet or plate and refrigerate for 3 hours-isn (Don’t Skip this step…I did the first time and my dough melted into each other and made a giant mess!)
  3. Preheat oven to 350°.  If NOT already on a cookie sheet; place the dough on a greased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.  Slightly flatten using a fork and add a chocolate chip in the center (if desired).  Bake for approx 8 minutes.  Cookies will crisp up as they cool so don’t leave them in the oven too long!!
  4. Cool cookies for about 10 minutes and then…devour!!

Yumm-O
~ Jillian

P.s. I’m currently doing a no sugar diet…so putting this post together was literally torture…PURE torture!!!

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Monday Mantra: Stressed

To say life is a bit crazy around here these days is the understatement of the century.  There is clearly not enough time in the day to get all the things crossed off of the old to do list and by the end of the day i’m usually crawling to bed…but it couldn’t be more wonderful!!  I do wish I had a few extra hours to get some extra snuggles from our little one, spend more time with the husband & our sweet little puppy and catch up with friends and family.  (lets not even start on the other “to do’s” that get left behind)  So all I can do is squeeze the most out of each day and remember to pause and enjoy the moments that make me smile

“Stop focusing on how stressed you are
and remember how blessed you are”

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Soak up as many special moments each day that you can.  take a breathe.  Enjoy what’s happening right now in your life!

~ Jillian