Wheat Germ Peanut Butter Cookies
After along day of work, especially after what I call a “Manic Monday”, I yearn to bake. An afternoon of baking is the cure to get my mind off of everything else. The scooping and leveling off of flour and measuring of ingredients soothes me. Peanut butter has to be one of my favorite ingredients in baking and cookies well who doesn’t love cookies. These cookies are lower in saturated fat then most peanut butter cookies, since I removed the butter and replaced it with no sugar added applesauce, plus they are made with whole wheat flour which is an added bonus!
1 cup Creamy Peanut Butter (pick your favorite) I love aldi’s brand
1 cup Sugar (or use half sugar & half splenda)
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 Tsp of Baking Soda
1 TB of Toasted Wheat Germ
1/2 cup of Natural Applesauce (no sugar added)
1 Tsp of Mexican Vanilla
Scoop number 24 makes ( 18 Large Cookies) ****this is what I used***
Vanilla Sugar ***sprinkle lightly
Preheat oven to 350. Sift flour, wheat germ, and baking soda together in one bowl, set aside.
In another bowl mix sugar, peanut butter, vanilla, egg, and applesauce together.
Mix dry ingredient into wet ingredients until combined (mix by hand for best results).
Scoop with number 24 cookie scooper on to a half sheet parchment lined pan. I only placed 6 cookies on a sheet. I also made a crisscross marking with a fork and sprinkled with vanilla sugar.
Bake for 12 to 13 Minutes on 350 degrees. Let cool on pan for only a minute and transfer to wire rack.
Enjoy because they will not last! Weight Watcher Points Plus 4 points plus Each
Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Cookies
Amount Per Serving
|Total Fat||7.8 g|
|Saturated Fat||1.6 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat||2.1 g|
|Monounsaturated Fat||3.6 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||19.8 g|
|Dietary Fiber||1.8 g|
|Vitamin A||0.4 %|
|Vitamin B-12||0.5 %|
|Vitamin B-6||3.6 %|
|Vitamin C||0.2 %|
|Vitamin D||0.6 %|
|Vitamin E||7.7 %|
|Pantothenic Acid||1.2 %|
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.