A chewy peanut butter cookie that has a crunchy texture with the goodness of amaranth cereal in every bite.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
35 mins
additional:
20 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
36
Yield:
36 cookies
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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine water and amaranth together in a saucepan; bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until water is absorbed and amaranth grains are fluffy, about 20 minutes. Cool for 10 to 15 minutes.

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Beat cooked amaranth and peanut butter together in a large bowl until smooth. Beat in sugar until completely dissolved. Add butter to amaranth mixture and mix; stir in egg until smooth.

  • Whisk all-purpose flour, pastry flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl. Gradually add flour mixture to amaranth mixture, stirring until the dough starts to come away from the sides of the bowl.

  • Form dough into small balls and place 2-inches apart on a baking sheet. Dip a fork into flour and press dough balls with fork to flatten.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until set, about 15 minutes. Cool on the baking sheet for 3 to 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

140 calories; protein 3.7g; carbohydrates 17.2g; fat 6.7g; cholesterol 11.9mg; sodium 134.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (2)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2015
I cut the recipe in half using only whole wheat flour but keeping the egg whole. I must have made mine smaller than yours (my yield with half a recipe was 3 dozen!) because they were done in the 375 oven in 8 minutes! I love the taste texture and smell of these wonderful cookies!!! Read More
(5)
3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2015
I cut the recipe in half using only whole wheat flour but keeping the egg whole. I must have made mine smaller than yours (my yield with half a recipe was 3 dozen!) because they were done in the 375 oven in 8 minutes! I love the taste texture and smell of these wonderful cookies!!! Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
04/25/2015
Just made this recipe and added 1 tbsp. of honey. They are yummy and a great way to introduce amaranth into my diet. Read More