National peanut butter lover's day!

March 01, 2011

Peanut butter is a food paste made primarily from ground roasted peanuts, with or without added oil. It is popular throughout the world and is also manufactured in some emerging markets. Its primary use is as a sandwich spread. Similar peanut pastes are popular in various cultures. In South Indian cooking, chili peppers are added to make a spicy variant of peanut paste. In India, peanut chutney is popular. In this variation, peanuts are ground and mixed with chili peppers and other ingredients. Yum!

In some types of gourmet peanut butter, chocolate or other ingredients may be added. Various nut butters are also made from other nuts. The health benefits are bountiful if you are allergic- Peanut butter provides protection against cardiovascular disease due to high levels of monounsaturated fats and resveratrol; butter prepared with the skin of the peanuts has a greater level of resveratrol and other health-aiding agents. Peanut butter provides protein, vitamins B3 and E, magnesium, folate, dietary fiber, arginine, and high levels of the antioxidant p-coumaric acid! Even more reason to say yum!

So my munchkins and I decided its peanut butter cookie time.

 Addi and Ry ready to make cookies!

Our all organic peanut butter cookie dough batter!

peanut butter dough balls, pressed with fork tines to give 
them their peanut butter cookie look!

The finished cookie! The batch made 50 & we ate about half,
peanut butter piggies but what a way to celebrate!

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