Yesterday the temperature hovered somewhere around zero, the roads were coated with ice, and it was clear that I was not going to leave the house. What’s a mom to do when she’s stuck inside during the winter? Bake cookies! Healthy cookies, of course.
With a vague idea of a sort of snack cookie I wanted to create, what did I grab for first? Peanut butter, of course. Then the whole wheat flour. I almost started throwing my ingredients together when I started feeling bad. I’m always creating these sweet treats that contain nuts or wheat or both. I have friends with kids who can’t eat these treats because of food allergies, and feel guilty for not creating recipes their little ones can enjoy. So I decided to forgo our beloved peanut butter, leave the whole wheat pastry flour in the freezer, and step out of my comfort zone to create something different.