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Old 12-04-2011, 07:03 AM   #11
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Thanks. Do Jif and Skippy natural have sugar in them? I hope not.
Yes one has sugar and the other molasses.

But that shouldn't really matter since they are going into a sugar added cookie right?
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I think Jif Natural does have added sugar. I remember enjoying it recently and wondering why they call it "natural." Maybe I'm thinking of another kind?
It's called "natural" because it contains all natural ingredients, they eliminated hydrogenated oils and high fructose corn syrup in this product.
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Old 12-04-2011, 09:57 AM   #13
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Yes one has sugar and the other molasses.

But that shouldn't really matter since they are going into a sugar added cookie right?
No, the type of sugar matters to me, as I have sensitivities to refined sugars. I'm okay with maple syrup, raw honey, palm sugar, and brown rice syrup.
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Old 12-04-2011, 09:58 AM   #14
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Next time you are scraping the bottom of the barrel add a small amount of canola oil and stir it in until you get a consistency similar to the original. I use Smucker's Natural in baking and it works fine in most things. I actually pour off the oil when I open a new jar because it saves a couple of hundred calories and makes the remaining peanut butter stiffer.
Thank you. I appreciate this suggestion. I'm guessing this would work with sunflower oil as well?
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Old 12-04-2011, 12:22 PM   #15
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I use Trader Joe's organic peanut butter. If you read the label, it has only peanuts in it, that is if you buy the unsalted version. If you buy the salted version it has just peanuts and salt. It has oil on top, but this is good peanut oil and needs to be mixed into the peanut butter. After you mix the oil into the peanut butter, keep it in the refrigerator. That way it won't separate again and it stays much fresher. As I mentioned in a previous reply to you, I use the exact same recipe without any type of flour and the cookies turn out great.
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Old 12-04-2011, 12:52 PM   #16
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I use Trader Joe's organic peanut butter. If you read the label, it has only peanuts in it, that is if you buy the unsalted version. If you buy the salted version it has just peanuts and salt. It has oil on top, but this is good peanut oil and needs to be mixed into the peanut butter. After you mix the oil into the peanut butter, keep it in the refrigerator. That way it won't separate again and it stays much fresher. As I mentioned in a previous reply to you, I use the exact same recipe without any type of flour and the cookies turn out great.
Thank you for this. I love the idea of making the cookie without flour. Do you think it would work to reduce the amount of sugar in the recipe? I'd like the cookies to have just a hint of sweetness.
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Old 12-04-2011, 01:47 PM   #17
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Yes, Kitchengoddess, I have reduced the sugar and the cookies still come out fine. A quick hint --- after all the ingredients are mixed together, let the dough rest for a few minutes then roll teaspoons full of dough into balls and place on parchment lined cookie sheets (no need to use oil or grease on the cookie sheets when you use parchment paper). Press the cookies with a fork dipped in granulated sugar or if you don't want the extra sugar on top, dampen the fork slightly so it doesn't stick to the cookies. Also, I've added chocolate chips to the cookies and I like to use chunky peanut butter for that nutty crunch.
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Old 12-04-2011, 05:15 PM   #18
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Yes, Kitchengoddess, I have reduced the sugar and the cookies still come out fine. A quick hint --- after all the ingredients are mixed together, let the dough rest for a few minutes then roll teaspoons full of dough into balls and place on parchment lined cookie sheets (no need to use oil or grease on the cookie sheets when you use parchment paper). Press the cookies with a fork dipped in granulated sugar or if you don't want the extra sugar on top, dampen the fork slightly so it doesn't stick to the cookies. Also, I've added chocolate chips to the cookies and I like to use chunky peanut butter for that nutty crunch.
I have a small ice cream scoop that I use for cookie dough. Would that work with this recipe or would I need to roll the dough?
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Yes, the scoop will work. Let us know how your cookies turn out.
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Will do! I forgot to ask, should I leave out the baking soda if I'm going to make the cookies without flour?
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