Prep time: 5 minutes (without little helpers)
Bake time: 7-8 minutes
Cost: $1.65 without chocolate, 2.00 with chocolate. That's about $.12/serving. So cheap, so good.
(butter: .15, peanut butter: 1.00, sugars: .06, whole wheat flour: .24, eggs: .20, chocolate chips: .35)
2 Tbsp butter, melted
1 C peanut butter, melted
2 T brown sugar
2 T white sugar
2-4 T sweet potato puree (totally optional, but it makes me feel like a better person)
1 ¼ C whole wheat flour
¾ t baking soda
½ t baking powder
1 T milk
1 t vanilla
½ C chocolate chips, or a combo of chocolate chips and PB chips, or--heck--throw some M & M's in if you must (optional--Because this is health food, darn it)
Cream butter, peanut butter, and sugars. Add sweet potato puree (if using), eggs, milk, and vanilla. Sift dry ingredients and add to wet. (The dough will be a bit drier than what you're probably used to in cookies. That's okay.)
Mix in chocolate chips if using.
Roll into balls (or plop them down if lazy like me), then flatten and criss-cross with a fork (or don't). Bake 7-8 minutes at 350. Might not look done. Take them out anyway. Seriously, take the cookies out already.
Posted by The Tasty Cheapskate: tastycheapskate.blogspot.com