Friday, August 7, 2009

Peanut Butter Cookies

I found that preschoolers have a keen sense of what is new, always relate the adverts with stuff on sale on the supermarket shelf.

In fact even though they are all in the process of learning to read, anything that has "Free" written on it gets their attention first and they are bent upon convincing us to buy these freebies. Again I blame all the ads for their liberal use of "Free" for this phenomenon.

Now one such item that came up in recent time was the introduction of peanut butter by a very popular oil brand. The advert showed a child with lot of strength enough to pull huge table. Okay so much for that. Now this is the precursor. Since this kind of prompted by son to get me into buying this thing.

We ended up buying it and after a couple of weeks into it I found he just got over this advert and his interest to eat it as well. Sadly it was only available in medium jar only leaving me with lot of peanut butter to eat. As I am not one of those gifted with amazing metabolism I was not keen on having it anyway and thought of various alternatives that can be possible.

That's when I came across these cookies. I have tweaked the original recipe slightly. This cookie I found to be more of a cross between the granola bar and the normal cookie. It is healthy, tasty and chewy. My son unknowingly had to have it anyways and he did enjoy having them.
Now for the ingredients:

o 1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
o 1/2 tsp baking powder
o 1/2 tsp baking soda
o 1/4 tsp salt
o 1/2 cup Jaggery Powdered
o 1/2 cup sugar
o 2 tbsp Ghee
o 1 large egg
o 1/2 cup peanut butter
o 1/4 cup mashed banana
o 1 1/2 -2 cups quick-cooking rolled oats
o 1/2 Cup Raisins


  1. Preheat the oven to a 175 Deg C.
  2. Mix all the dry ingredients first.
  3. Now one by one add the wet ingredients and fold it into the dry mixture. This can be done by a spatula and you do not need any other kitchen aid.

  4. Once done you may need to check the consistency of the batter. It should be good enough like a Puri Dough. If it is liquid add more oats or Flour. If it is very dry add a few drops of milk till it binds well.
  5. Now make it into small balls and drop them onto the baking sheet flattening it slightly.
  6. Bake it for about 10-12 minutes or till the edges are brown.
  7. These cookies I found will not be so crisp as the rest of them but will have a certain chewiness about them.
  8. Perfect as a munch. Healthy and tasty! Enjoy!

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