Peanut Butter Cookies – Old school & KETO Recipe

Are we really who we think we are? Try some of these tasty peanut butter cookies now while diving deep in the soul of human kind!

We believe what we are told from the day we were born. We are hardwired to learn first by copying those in our surroundings, be those wolves, Boxtrolls or humans. We behave like them so we are accepted to be the part of their tribe.

Once we pick up basic communications skills and we are able to understand what we are told, copying other movements won’t be strictly necessary to improve our skills. We can learn by listening or at some point by reading, improving our chances for survival by advancing in the hierarchy in our knowledge-based society.

For many years, we don’t question the teachings of our elders or in some cases never, which may be the success story behind reprinting centuries old books that few, if any at all understand fully in our modern age.

Are we named after cookies?

Even once we start to doubt the foundations of our society, habits and biases that formed our early years are embedded in our every thought and govern our every action.

The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice. Peggy O’Mara

If such responsibility wouldn’t be enough, the name we choose for our kids will determine their preference for everything that has text on them. We simply like things more if we have something common with them be it as blatantly stupid as a similar sounding name be that a colleague or a brand.

Our subconscious preference for similarities goes as far as selecting names based on the place we live in. US states has statistically higher percentage of people living there with the name that starts with the same letter as the state they live in.

Is thinking of cookies enough?

These external influences may seem trifle matters, but it actually has serious real-life consequences that we can exploit to our advantage. It seems that the saying “fake it till you make it” has real life benefits so do the Superman T-shirts.

Studies showed that university students, who wore Superman T-shirts during the exams, achieved at least 10% better results than those who didn’t wear it.

It may not sound much but many times we only need a very little, not to open a jar of Nutella, start working out or make healthy dessert, instead of an unhealthy one.

What are peanut butter cookies?

Peanut butter cookies didn’t start out as cookies with peanut butter in them. Originally, they were only cookies with crushed peanut butter only. As time passed and peanut became more available bringing peanut butter to the table, people started fill the cookies with it.

With peanut butter as the main ingredient, the dough needed to change a bit too. However, sometimes the cookies were rolled thin and cut into shapes, often they were just made into balls. With the dense new peanut butter though, the ball shaped cookies didn’t bake evenly so they had to be flattened.

For no obvious reason, early recipe instructions used a fork to flatten the balls of peanut butter dough into shape which provided a distinctive waffle like cross on top of them. As everybody had a fork and the process seemed straight forward enough so habit caught on and still lives a century later.

The original peanut cookies were made with white flour and so were the peanut butter cookies but nowadays with keto on the rise, we can make them without any added flour. Some like to substitute the original white flour with almond flour just for the sake of habits or to dilute the flavor of peanuts a bit.

Maybe it doesn’t even matter what’s in the cookie anymore as long as we have a fork to press across its top, we’ll have a peanut butter cookie ready to please!Peanut butter cookies recipe - SunCakeMom

Ingredients

Old school

(35 0.5 oz / 15g cookies)

  • 1 ½ cups / 200g Flour
  • 2 teaspoon / 8g Baking powder (check instructions on packaging)
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • ½ cup / 100g Butter
  • ¾ cup / 200g Peanut butter
  • 1  Egg
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons Agave or sweetener of choice
  •  Optional
    • ½ cup / 60g Chopped peanuts

New school – Keto

(20 0.5 oz / 15g cookies)

  • 1cup / 260g Peanut butter
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • Optional:
    • Sweetener to taste

How to make Peanut butter cookies

Old school

  1. Measure all the ingredients.Peanut butter cookies recipe - SunCakeMom
  2. Mix the ingredients until there is a uniform texture.Peanut butter cookies recipe - SunCakeMom
  3. Roll the dough out into two logs so it will be easier to measure out the cookie sizes if we are after a somewhat uniform sized cookie batch. Try out how the different sized dough spread and pick the one that is closes to our heart.Peanut butter cookies recipe - SunCakeMom
  4. We have found the 0.5 oz / 15g balls are the perfect size for our cookies.Peanut butter cookies recipe - SunCakeMom
  5. Press them down vertically with a wet or slightly oiled fork.Peanut butter cookies recipe - SunCakeMom
  6. Then horizontally.Peanut butter cookies recipe - SunCakeMom
  7. Put the cookies into a 350°F / 180°C preheated oven for about 15 minutes. Mind not to keep them there much longer as they can dry out and crumble at the slightest touch.Peanut butter cookies recipe - SunCakeMom
  8. Try one out.Peanut butter cookies recipe - SunCakeMom

Enjoy!Peanut butter cookies recipe - SunCakeMom

New school – Keto

  1. Measure all the ingredients.Peanut butter cookies recipe - SunCakeMom
  2. Mix the ingredients until there is a uniform texture.Peanut butter cookies recipe - SunCakeMom
  3. Roll the dough out into two logs so it will be easier to measure out the cookie sizes if we are after a somewhat uniform sized cookie batch. Try out how the different sized dough spread and pick the one that is closes to our heart.Peanut butter cookies recipe - SunCakeMom
  4. We have found the 0.5 oz / 15g balls are the perfect size for our cookies.Peanut butter cookies recipe - SunCakeMom
  5. Press them down with a wet or slightly oiled fork vertically then horizontally.Peanut butter cookies recipe - SunCakeMom
  6. Put the cookies into a 350°F / 180°C preheated oven for about 15 minutes. Mind not to keep them there much longer as they can dry out and crumble at the slightest touch.Peanut butter cookies recipe - SunCakeMom

Enjoy!Peanut butter cookies recipe - SunCakeMom

Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

Are we really who we think we are? Try some of these tasty peanut butter cookies now while diving deep in the soul of human kind!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Dairy free, Gluten free, Keto, Low carb recipe, Sugar free recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Author SunCakeMom

Ingredients

Old school
  • 1 ½ cups / 200g Flour
  • 2 teaspoon / 8g Baking powder check instructions on packaging
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • ½ cup / 100g Butter
  • ¾ cup / 200g Peanut butter
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons Agave or sweetener of choice
  • Optional
  • ½ cup / 60g Chopped peanuts
New school - Keto
  • 1 cup / 260g Peanut butter
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • Optional:
  • Sweetener to taste

Instructions

Old school

  • Measure all the ingredients.
    Peanut butter cookies recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Mix the ingredients until there is a uniform texture.
    Peanut butter cookies recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Roll the dough out into two logs so it will be easier to measure out the cookie sizes if we are after a somewhat uniform sized cookie batch. Try out how the different sized dough spread and pick the one that is closes to our heart.
    Peanut butter cookies recipe - SunCakeMom
  • We have found the 0.5 oz / 15g balls are the perfect size for our cookies.
    Peanut butter cookies recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Press them down vertically with a wet or slightly oiled fork.
    Peanut butter cookies recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Then horizontally.
    Peanut butter cookies recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Put the cookies into a 350°F / 180°C preheated oven for about 15 minutes. Mind not to keep them there much longer as they can dry out and crumble at the slightest touch.
    Peanut butter cookies recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Try one out.
    Peanut butter cookies recipe - SunCakeMom

New school

  • Measure all the ingredients.
    Peanut butter cookies recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Mix the ingredients until there is a uniform texture.
    Peanut butter cookies recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Roll the dough out into two logs so it will be easier to measure out the cookie sizes if we are after a somewhat uniform sized cookie batch. Try out how the different sized dough spread and pick the one that is closes to our heart.
    Peanut butter cookies recipe - SunCakeMom
  • We have found the 0.5 oz / 15g balls are the perfect size for our cookies.
    Peanut butter cookies recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Press them down with a wet or slightly oiled fork vertically then horizontally.
    Peanut butter cookies recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Put the cookies into a 350°F / 180°C preheated oven for about 15 minutes. Mind not to keep them there much longer as they can dry out and crumble at the slightest touch.

Notes

Enjoy!

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