Thanksgiving 3 ingredient peanut butter cookies!

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SFG Diary peanut butter cookies

Dear Diary,

My stomach hurts, and sadly there’s no one to blame but myself… LOL… that’s what happens when I decide to eat my entire batch of peanut butter cookies in one day.  It started out innocently enough, I was experimenting with which dessert recipe to make for thanksgiving when I decided that these “Thanksgiving” 3 ingredient peanut butter cookies were the way to go!  They are simple and healthy while still feeling festive and indulgent.  Now I don’t recommend you follow my example and eat the whole batch in one sitting, but at least if you do, you can feel good about knowing that they’re non-processed, delicious and easy to make– so just make yourself another batch and enjoy! :)

thanksgiving PB cookies

HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED/DO

Line a cookie sheet pan with non-stick parchment paper

In a mixing bowl, combine 2 cups of peanut butter with two eggs

Once completely mixed,  place individual peanut butter cookie scoops on the parchment (use an ice cream scooper so that they cook evenly)

press down on each cookie ball with a fork to create a leaner shape and interesting texture

cook in a 375 degree oven for about 10 minutes

While the cookies cool, combine 1 cup of dark chocolate with 1/2 cup of almond milk or half and half

place in a microwave safe bowl and heat for about 30 seconds

gently mix together until it is shiny and smooth (about 5 minutes), and add more liquid if needed

Lastly, place the chocolate ganache in a ziplock bag and cut one of the corner tips

then squeeze the bag (like a pastry bag), squirting out a thin line of chocolate sauce to coat the top of the cookies

lastly add your favorite festive toppings!  Sprinkles, crushed oreos, graham crackers… you like it, I love it! ;)

peanut butter thanksgiving cookies

So next time you’re overwhelmed with which thanksgiving dessert to make– remember that this delicious treat is an easy solution!

2 ingredient cookies

Happy Holidays SFGs!

PB2

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Dear Diary,

I love peanut butter! Like LOOOOOOOOVVVVEEEEE it. However, my love doesn’t even begin to compare to the way my boyfriend feels about it. When we first start dating I remember spotting a peanut butter maker in his cupboard (Yep, you heard me right! A. PEANUT. BUTTER. MAKER.) and thinking he might be a keeper. We had a romantic date over grinding peanuts – we couldn’t even hear each other over the loud grinder, but no words were needed. We were falling in love…in a tiny bathroom. Whaaatttt?! Yeah, we actually had to move our fun little operation into the bathroom to help mute the shrill sound.  Tommy used to live in a cranky building and he didn’t want a noise complaint. I’m not sure what they would have judged more… the fact that he had his own personal peanut butter maker or the fact that we were making it in his bathroom.

Despite our love for the spread, we don’t llllooovvveeee how many calories and fat it contains. Mainly because we can’t stop ourselves from eating the entire jar. Enter PB2…

PB2

 PB2 is powdered peanut butter. Yes, the idea sounds frightening but it’s just dehydrated peanuts which removes the oil and you add water back in. Plus, you can’t argue with 85% less fat and calories and three ingredients: peanuts, sugar + salt.

PB2 versus peanut butter

Nutritional breakdown for 2 TBSP:

* Laura Scudder’s: 210 calories, 16 g fat, 7 g carbohydrates, 7 g protein, 2 g fiber, 90 mg sodium.

* PB2: 45 calories, 1.5 g fat, 5 g carbohydrates, 5 g protein, 2 g fiber, 94 mg sodium, 1 g sugar.

Instructions:

PB2b

1. Two Tbsp of PB2

2. One Tbsp water

3. Mix together

Peanut Butter

The taste and consistency is exactly the same as regular peanut butter! And you can make it in the comfort of your kitchen. Ha! Don’t believe me?! Give it a whirl… PB2 will change your world!

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