I'm on the hunt for grab-able high-protein snacks. Today, Honey Peanut Butter cookies were the result. Easy, fast, and chances are you've already got the ingredients in the pantry. This would be a great recipe to make with kids as there's plenty of sticky, tactile fun to be had.
HONEY PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES
(inspired by this recipe at Gluten Free Girl)
1 c. peanut butter
1/2 c. honey (or more to taste)
1 t. baking powder
1/4 t. baking soda
(optional) a scant T. of flour to bind (wheat or gluten-free)
(optional) sugar for rolling (granulated or other dry sweetener; I used date sugar)
Preheat oven to 350. Line a cookie sheet with baking parchment, or spray with cooking spray.
Cream everything together till well blended. Take teaspoons-full of dough and roll into balls. Roll each ball in sugar then place on the prepared baking sheet. (I made tiny cookies and filled the sheet quite full — they don't spread while baking.) Once the sheet is full, press each cookie flat with the tines of a fork. Bake for about 10 minutes till firm. Let cool on the sheet for 5 minutes, then cool completely on a rack.
Variation: PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY THUMBPRINT COOKIES
Instead of rolling each cookie in sugar, once on the baking sheet, create a small "well" in each cookie by pressing the dough ball down with your thumb. Fill each well with a tiny spoonful of fruit jam, and bake as directed above. I tried this with strawberry jam and it was delish. I think it would be even better with seedless blackberry jam.
What's your favorite high-protein, grab-and-go snack?