Easy Peanut Butter-Cowboy Cookie

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You will want to try this peanut butter cowboy cookie recipe today. The homemade cookie recipe from scratch is one of the best recipes for a peanut butter cookie that you will find. The secret lies in the quality of the recipe ingredients. Some of the ingredients include softened butter, light brown sugar, peanuts, sweetened flaked coconut and smooth peanut butter. This easy homemade cookies recipe will yield a filling, buttery and nutty cookie idea that can take you, the kids, and your entire family a long way throughout the day. You can feel pretty good about leaving these cookies out for the kids to grab and snack on anytime they are in need of something to take the edge off their hunger.

Using peanuts for peanut dessert recipes is an easy way to get some added nutrition into your day. Peanuts are a nutritious legume. Peanuts are loaded with monounsaturated fats, which are the so-called good fats that are associated with Mediterranean diets and healthy hearts. One study showed that, when peanuts were included in healthy diets, cardiovascular disease risks lowered by an estimated 21 percent. Peanuts also have plenty of vitamin E, folate, niacin, and protein. Peanuts also contain resveratrol, which is the same phenolic antioxidant compound that is also found in red wine and red grapes. This tiny nut packs a nutritional punch and is an excellent addition to anyone’s diet, and you can feel really good about giving them to your family in this easy homemade cookie recipe.

You might be surprised that adding peanut butter to this easy homemade cookie recipe may help you to lose weight (provided you don't eat the whole batch). Peanut butter isn't exactly a diet food, but when dietary fiber and protein are combined, they can help to fill you up and keep you feeling full longer. Peanut butter is also packed with nutrition. A serving of healthy peanut butter has the antioxidant vitamin E, bone-building magnesium, muscle-friendly potassium, and immunity-boosting vitamin B6. Research shows that eating some peanuts can help to decrease your risk of heart disease, diabetes, along with other chronic health conditions. One study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that consuming one ounce of peanuts or peanut butter at least five days a week can lower the risk of developing diabetes by about 30 percent.

You will find this peanut butter dessert recipe on Melissa's Southern Style Kitchen site. On the site, you will find other homemade cookie recipes from scratch, easy homemade cookies, main dish recipes, dessert recipes, side dish ideas, appetizers and so much more. **

Nutrition Facts for:Peanut Butter Cowboy Cookie From Melissa's Southern Style Kitchen
Ingredients: All-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, butter, light brown sugar, granulated sugar, peanut butter, vanilla extract, eggs, quick cooking oats, cocktail peanuts, flaked coconut, chocolate chips.
* The entire recipe has been calculated for 28 servings.
* Per Serving:Calories 296, Calories from Fat 143, Total Fat 15.9g 24%, Saturated Fat 6.7g 33%, Cholesterol 31mg 10%, Sodium 211mg 9%, Potassium 165mg 5%, Carbohydrates 34.5g 11%, Dietary Fiber 2.3g 9%, Sugars 13.3g, Protein 5.9g, Vitamin A 4%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 3%, Iron 13%
It is true there is a lot of sugar and butter in this cookie; however, those ingredients are readily counterbalanced by the oats, peanuts, peanut butter and coconuts that make up some of the other ingredients. Try this recipe out. You may find it is an instant hit in your family, and a treat they ask for time and again. Why not check out the website and get this recipe book marked or downloaded as part of your recipe list. Make these cookies soon. You’ll be glad you did. Thanks to Melissa! Find out how to make this recipe and many others at the website, Melissa's Southern Style Kitchen.

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