Peanut Butter Cookies
A classic treat for kids of all ages. Packed with protein, they’re great anytime.
3 3⁄4 cups whole-wheat flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1⁄2 cup nonfat milk powder
1 cup butter
1 cup peanut butter
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups turbinado sugar
Milk as needed
2 cups chocolate chips or peanuts (optional)
Blend butter, sugar, peanut butter, vanilla, and baking powder. Sift the dry ingredients together. Add them to the butter mixture with the peanuts or chocolate chips (if you are using them), and mix with your hands. Add milk as needed to make the dough soft.
Make 1-inch diameter balls, and put them 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet. Press down with your fingers or the palm of your hand, and bake at 350o for 10 minutes. Makes approximately 3 dozen cookies.
Petra Heinze is a native of Germany who spent several years as head cook in an ashram before going to India to learn from professional cooks, Ayurvedic physicians, and yoga practitioners. She draws on traditional family recipes and her knowledge of spices to create dishes with the distinct flavors and health-promoting qualities of Indian vegetarian cooking.