My four year old has been begging me to make cookies with him for about a month now. I've wanted to spend some time baking with him but we've been insanely busy lately. I started to feel a little guilty about putting his needs on the back burner and decided to whip something up over the weekend. This is what we created... 1 crack of an egg, 1 cup of peanut butter, and a dash of vanilla. It's the perfect recipe for delicious cookies and a happy kid. The cookies turned out perfectly! They are fluffy, soft, and have everything you need and nothing you don't. How can you go wrong with peanut butter and vanilla, anyway?! If you're interested in more healthy recipes for you and your little ones, check out our e-cookbook for kids. It's full of recipes for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and the whole family!
Prep time: 5 minutes | Cook time: 10 minutes | Total time: 15 minutes | Yields: 8- 10 cookies
- 1 cup pure peanut butter
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- Optional: 1/4 cup coconut sugar or date sugar
- Preheat oven to 350
- Stir all ingredients together in a medium size mixing bowl.
- Scoop the dough out in spoonfuls and place on a cookie sheet.
- Place cookie sheet in the oven and bake for 10 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and transfer cookies to a rack and let cool for 5 minutes. Enjoy!
- Use organic eggs from cage-free chickens when possible.
- Peanuts and salt should be the only ingredients in the peanut butter. Add a few pinches of salt if you are using unsalted peanut butter.
- We made two batches- one without sugar -one with coconut sugar. Both were great and they definitely didn't need anything for sweetness in our opinion! If you feel they need something for sweetness, add 1/4 cup of coconut sugar or date sugar. Maple syrup or honey would also work well.