Super Soft Peanut Butter Cookies Are Perfect For Sharing
Over the weekend, I prepared a meal to deliver to a friend who just had a baby. I love post-baby meal deliveries – it’s such fun to think of ways to make the meals special and to bless the recipients with a prayer or note of encouragement, and – of course – to hold a cuddly little baby!!
And there’s nothing like a brand new, melt in your mouth cookie recipe to make a meal special!
…or to celebrate the upcoming Memorial Day holiday!
…or to kick off the summer with the kids!
No matter what your
excuse reason for making cookies is…you’re gonna love these Super Soft Peanut Butter Cookies!
Coconut Oil Replaces Butter For Easy Dairy-Free Options
They’re not your typical dense and chewy peanut butter cookies. Instead, they’re a cross between soft snickerdoodles and peanut butter cookies.
The idea came from our favorite fall cookies – my Pumpkin Snickerdoodles. I omitted the warm spices and replaced pumpkin puree with peanut butter and, voila! Perfectly light and fluffy nutter-doodles!
The coconut oil gives them their super soft texture and ultra-fine crumb. That also makes them dairy free for those who have milk allergies or sensitivities.
They can be mixed in just a few minutes and take only 10 minutes to bake. Then you grab a few and just start dunking!
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- In a large mixing bowl, cream softened oil, sugar and maple syrup.
- Add eggs, peanut butter and vanilla and stir until well combined.
- In a separate bowl, stir together flour, baking powder and sea salt.
- Gently stir dry mixture into wet until thoroughly combined.
- Place additional sugar for topping in a small bowl.
- Roll dough into 1" balls, then coat with sugar topping before placing on a parchment-lined cookie sheet.
- Bake for approximately 10 minutes, or until surface begins to crack. These won't brown much - when done, the surface will be only slightly golden.
* Buying unbromated, unbleached flour ensures the flour has not been treated with potassium bromate (linked to thyroid dysfunction and possibly cancer) or chlorine gas (produces "alloxen," a substance that may increase risks for diabetes and cancer).