Can’t believe it’s not peanut butter… cookies!

Posted on May 22, 2015

Home is where we find comfort in small gestures… like a plate of cookies waiting for you on a kitchen counter!

Here at Ronald McDonald House, we want the families who stay with us to have that feeling of home, which is why our volunteer bakers are so valuable!

Each day, they whip up fresh batches of cookies and squares. These treats are set out on the kitchen island, waiting for our families when they return from appointments at the hospital.

Unable to have peanut butter in the House, one of our fabulous bakers, Joan, made WOWBUTTER cookies today. From the smell to the taste, you won’t believe it’s not real peanut butter. Plus, this soy-based butter has just as much protein as peanut butter with 4 grams per tablespoon.

Joan’s recipe is below, from our House to yours!  Enjoy!

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Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Ready in: 1 hour 25 minutes
Makes: 4 dozen cookies

Ingredients

1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup WOWBUTTER
1 cup white sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

Directions

1.  Cream butter, WOWBUTTER, and sugars together in a bowl; beat in eggs.

2. In a separate bowl, sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir into butter mixture.  Refrigerate dough for 1 hour.

3. Roll dough into 1″ balls and place on baking sheets 2 – 3″ apart. Flatten each ball with a fork, making a crisscross pattern. Bake in a preheated 375⁰F oven for about 10 minutes or until cookies begin to brown.

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