Snack Attack: PB&J Cookies

By Sharon Kebschull Barrett
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Oh, a peanut sat

On a railroad track,

His heart was all a-flutter,

When round the bend

Came the number ten.

Toot! Toot! Peanut butter!


Does anyone sing this anymore? Far better than the annoying and endless “first you take the peanuts and you crunch ’em, you crunch ’em” ditty.

Kicking off the weekly snack posts, here’s a quick, versatile cookie with peanut butter flavor that’ll roar at you like the No. 10. I’ve heard tell of kids who don’t like peanut butter, but I’ve never met one; in my house, we have peanut butter fanatics. These cookies will soothe any PB craving, and without  much guilt for the baker. I’ve tried cutting back a bit on the sugar, but it doesn’t really work, given the lack of other supporting ingredients. Avoid reduced-fat peanut butter, which is already pumped up with sugar. These cookies also freeze really well — perfect to pull out for a lunchbox.

If you make these, tell me how they came out! And do get your kids involved — these are as easy as they come.

Recipe: PB&J Cookies

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