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So, if your allergic to peanuts...or think you could be...don't risk even going near them. You can substitute almonds or any nut for any of recipes below. For cookies...you'll have to make your own 'nut butter.
YUMMY...PEANUTTY RECIPES CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER
Put 2 cups of peanuts in a blender and blend until smooth.
For added texture and/or flavoring add one or more of following:
2 Tblsp honey
4 tsp sugar
2 tsp pure vanilla extract - or any other extract you like.
1/4 c mini chocolate chips
1/4 c rice cereal
THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS...USE YOUR IMAGINATION!
CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER 3 c. salted peanuts2 Tblsp. butter Measure 1/2 peanuts and put aside. Empty remaining peanuts into blender container. Cover and blend on low speed until peanuts are chopped. Add butter, cover and blend on low speed 15 seconds. Turn off blender and scrape down sides with rubber spatula. Cover and blend on low speed 5 seconds.
Repeat this process 3 or 4 times until peanut butter starts to get smooth. Cover and blend on highest speed 1 minute. Add 1/2 cup peanuts, cover and blend on medium speed for 3 - 5 seconds. Refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving.
MAMA'S PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES
1/2 c. peanut butter 1/2 c. butter, softened 1/2 c. sugar 1/2 c. light brown sugar 1 egg, slightly beaten 1 c. all purpose flour 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. baking soda
Mix peanut butter and butter in large mixing bowl until smooth. Then gradually add all other ingredients. Blend until smooth.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spoon batter onto greased cookie sheet. Flatten cookies with a criss cross fork print. Bake for 10 minutes, or until golden.
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