You can always take a recipe you already like, and modify it to make it healthier. That's what I did here and the result is really nice!
You might as well have healthy ingredients in your cookies, rather than refined white flour, too much sugar, too much saturated fat.
1 ½ cups whole -wheat pastry flour
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
¾ cup creamy organic peanut butter
1/3-cupEarth Balance Vegan buttery sticks
½ cup sucanat
½ organic brown sugar, packed
1 whole egg
½ tsp vanilla
Preheat the oven to 350. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl and set aside. In a large mixing bowl, combine the peanut butter, and Earth balance. Beat with an electric mixer until smooth. Add in sugars, vanilla and egg and beat until combined.
Shape dough into ¾ inch balls and place on ungreased cookie sheets. Press the balls flat with a fork, making a criss-cross pattern on top of each cookie. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until the edges are barely browned. Remove to a cooling rack.
Per 2 cookies:
Total Fat: 6 g
Sat Fat: 1g
Trans fat: 0 g
Protein: 3 g
Carbs: 15 g
Modification by Mary Battista