CLASSIC (BUT MUCH HEALTHIER) PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES
By Susan Arruda
1/3 cup peanut oil or other high
½ cup natural peanut butter
½ cup brown sugar, loosely packed
1 tsp. vanilla extract
¾ spelt flour
2 tbsp. ground flaxseeds
2 tbsp. wheat germ
1 tsp. baking soda
Optional: 2-3 tbsp. chopped peanuts
Cream together the butter, peanut butter and sugar until smooth and fluffy. Blend in the egg and vanilla.
Combine the dry ingredients and add to the wet ingredients and stir with a large mixing spoon to mix together. Add the chopped nuts, if desired.
Shape into ping pong sized balls and then flatten with a fork.
Bake at 350 o Fahrenheit for approximately 8 minutes or until golden brown around the edges.