Hello Nutrition Adventurers 🙂
It’s time for September’s Recipe Redux post already—can you believe it? This month we’re stirring up some of our earliest culinary recollections. I’m looking forward to reading my fellow Reduxer’s stories about their early kitchen adventures!
Do you have an particular memory about cooking as a kid?
One of my first memorable cooking experiences is from my first year in 4-H when I made peanut butter cookies to be judged at our local county fair. Little did I know at the time that I’d get a blue ribbon for my cookies and get to go to the state fair for the next level of judging. As an 8-year old, it was a bit intimidating to have someone judge my baking skills!What's your earliest cooking memory? @KarmanRD shares hers + recipe for Brown Sugar-Cinnamon PB cookies! Click To Tweet
That first year of judging at the Ohio State Fair is something my parents still talk about. Not so much about the peanut butter cookies I made but because during the technical skills portion of the judging I used a paring knife incorrectly (i.e. I tried cutting strawberries with the wrong side of the knife!). It took me awhile to catch on to which side of the knife to cut with. Slightly embarrassing but I’m totally over it 😕
Back to the cookies.
If I’m being completely honest, peanut butter cookies have never been a favorite of mine. I love peanut butter but peanut butter cookies have always left something to be desired. That’s why this recipe for PB cookies is a little different from the usual.
Helllooooo Brown Sugar Cinnamon peanut butter! What a beautiful thing Nut Butter Nation has created. Can’t find this in your local grocery store? You can still easily make this recipe at home by adding a little extra brown sugar and some cinnamon to the dry ingredients (*see recipe note).
I used applesauce in this recipe to make the cookies moist and to eliminate the need for any additional fat source.
Have you tried baking with applesauce in place of oil or egg?
The hardest part of this recipe is just waiting for the dough to chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. That’s a good time to clean up any flour you may have spilled all over your kitchen counter, floor, and yourself. Or maybe you’re not as messy as I am while baking and you can just chill out for 30 minutes like the dough.
Anyone know why peanut butter cookies notoriously get the fork criss-cross branded into them? If you know (or just have a funny made-up reason for it), let me know in the comments! I’ll probably Google it but I’d like to hear what you guys think the reason is 🙂
Just 5 ingredients needed to make these #vegan Brown Sugar-Cinnamon PB cookies! #thereciperedux Click To Tweet
Be sure to check out the posts from the other Recipe Redux members this month!