Try it Tuesday: Simple Peanut Butter Cookies

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try-it-tuesday.jpg I am trying something new this Tuesday, and that is making peanut butter cookies. Since this is my first Try it Tuesday, I want to let you know it may not necessarily always be a recipe. Try it Tuesday can be anything from a DIY, to baking, to reviews of food or things that I have never done before. I might go geocatching and see how that works out! I might go to the water park by house and see if I like it. It’s all new, and it’s all fun!!

I normally don’t make a lot of cookies for humans. I do make a lot of dog greats. (Insert shameless plug here: Follow my website The Modern Dog Mom ) Anyway, I was wanting cookies and I decided to try something new, and bake myself some cookies. However, I realized that I didn’t have any eggs and I had no idea what to substitute. I looked online and found a simple, 3 ingredient cookie recipe and I will share with you what worked, and what didn’t.

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The recipe was as follows:

1 cup peanut butter (either creamy or chunky)

1 cup sugar (any kind)

1 1/2 cup of flour (any kind)

Mix all ingredients together in a large mixing bowl until smooth. Roll into small 1 inch balls, and cook at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.

I really don’t like all that sugar, and I had an idea to add a piece of chocolate candy on top so I only used about half of the sugar. It was not hard to mix together, and I actually separated the mix in half.  I wanted to do this to see if I could make some improvements from one batch to the next.

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I made tiny balls, but decided to flatten then to make it cook more even. I wasn’t sure what was going to happen without the eggs so I wanted to make sure it cooked evenly. My oven runs a bit hot, so I set my timer for 7 minutes and took out the cookies at 8 minutes.

These cookies have a very different texture and taste than a traditional cookie. They fall apart very easily and are very brittle. The taste of peanut butter is almost overwhelming and it does need to be cut by something. However, I don’t regret not adding the full amount of sugar because I almost think that 1/2 cup could also have been too much. I did some research and found that some egg substitute can be applesauce. I added some to my second batch and cooked those in the same manner as described above. The applesauce was no sugar added, and it was not flavored. I used about 1/2 a cup of applesauce and I had to add a little bit more flour to keep it from being too sticky.

These cookies actually tasted a lot better .If you are thinking about making cookies without eggs, or you find you don’t have eggs, use unsweetened applesauce instead. The texture was much better and the applesauce gave a nice settle difference in taste, and helped cut the overwhelming peanut butter taste. I also added candy on half of the cookies right after taking them out of the oven. That way the candy would become melty and yummy.

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I always like to say when it comes to baking, please keep your health in mind. If you are unsure of any ingredients and are worried about an allergy, don’t make it. I have massive food allergies and even having the food so I know how dangerous that can be for someone.  If you guys decided to try out this recipe, please let me know, and post your comments and pictures down below! I hope you guys enjoyed this first Try it Tuesday, and I hope you do something new today!