Grab your doâsiâdos and get ready to celebrate, because June 12 is National Peanut Butter Cookie Day!
This is one holiday we’re excited about. Sure peanuts are a great source of heart-healthy fat and protein, and research has shown that peanuts can even help people keep off unwanted weight and reduce their risk of heart disease. But more than that, peanuts are also the perfect complement for sweet, decadent desserts. What better way to celebrate this legume than with a day honoring all the beautiful cookie recipes that are built on the backs on the small but mighty peanut?
1. Peanut Butter Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies
Do you eagerly await the sight of Girl Scouts coming down your driveway each fall? Are do-si-dos your go-to Girl Scout cookie? Then you have to try this recipe for peanut butter oatmeal sandwich cookies from Karen Gifford of The Food Charlatan. Once you try these homemade do-si-dos, you’ll never want to go to back to the Girl Scouts’ version. Yum!
2. Vegan Peanut Butter Monster Cookies
Monster cookies are the perfect combination of peanut butter, oats and chocolate chips and/or chocolate candy. But this version from Emilie Hebert of Emilie Eats takes things to the next level with a vegan batter made with whole-wheat flour and flaxseeds. She uses non-dairy butter and vegan candies, making this one monster cookie that even animal lovers can enjoy guilt-free.
3. No-Bake Peanut Butter Ritz Cracker Cookies
We get it. It’s summertime and the last thing you want to do is turn on the oven and get your kitchen all hot. Enter these no-bake peanut butter and Ritz cracker cookies! Passion for Savings shares this recipe, and it’s so easy and fun to make. Just prepare Ritz peanut butter sandwiches by spreading a creamy PB frosting between two crackers, then melt chocolate bark (white or dark) and dip the peanut butter sandwiches into it. Then, decorate as desired, such as with flaked coconut, sprinkles, you name it!
What’s your favorite peanut butter cookie recipe?
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