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Peanut Butter and Amaranth Cookies


"A chewy peanut butter cookie that has a crunchy texture with the goodness of amaranth cereal in every bite."
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1 h 10 m servings 140 cals
Original recipe yields 36 servings (36 cookies)

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  1. 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.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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

Per Serving: 140 calories; 6.7 g fat; 17.2 g carbohydrates; 3.7 g protein; 12 mg cholesterol; 135 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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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...

I really enjoyed these cookies. They are moist and chewy at the same time. I didn't put the whole amount of amaranth because I ran out yet I still could taste the flavor and texture in it. Defin...

Just made this recipe and added 1 tbsp. of honey. They are yummy and a great way to introduce amaranth into my diet.