In a horrible twist of fate, simultaneous to my push to drop the baby weight, my husband is attempting to gain weight.
Yup. You heard me right.
And no. There is no justice.
To whit, one weekly task is to create a homemade goody that is yummy, healthy and loaded with calories. (It's just so wrong!)
And I want to make a little addendum here: My husband is genetically predisposed to heart issues. They're recommending a low fat diet. It's a bunch of hooey. BUT, the fat choices are key.
Grass fed saturated butter is a completely different product than the butter from the grocery store. Please read more about the importance of grass fed fats here: The Skinny on Fats I'm going to warn you now. That article is dry. But the information is invaluable. Please, read it.
On to the cookies.
So here I am, trying to load my husband with healthy, fattening foods. (shaking my head)
For people like you and me, it's about moderation, so enjoy, but remember - unless you're trying to gain weight, don't blame me...
Recipe: Honey Nut Cookies
(adapted from a recipe I found in the Rodale's Basic Natural Foods
1/2 cup pastured butter (raw or lightly pasteurized), softened
1/2 cup organic peanut butter
2/3 cup local honey, warmed
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 pastured egg
1 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
Combine butter, peanut butter, honey, vanilla and egg until well incorporated.
Add flour, then baking soda, on top of the batter. Give the flour/soda a gentle stir to mix together, then incorporate into peanut butter mixture.
Chill the dough for an hour or so, until firm enough to scoop.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Use parchment paper on your cookie sheet.
Drop dough onto paper, then using a fork dipped in warm water, make that peanut butter criss-cross thingy on top of the cookies.
Bake for about 12 minutes.
I like using parchment paper, because I can cut three sheets and be preparing cookies for the subsequent batch while the oven is going. Also, I slide the paper right onto the cooling rack - this gives the cookies a few minutes to harden so they don't crumble...
I hope you like these - Tom and the boy just loved them. Me,