WIC Peanut Butter Cookies

Years ago (like BEFORE I had my oldest son) I was on WIC (Women Infants and Children) program for food.  I cannot say enough good things about the program in Alaska.  I still have some of the cookbooks they gave me (pamphlets really, but full of good info)  The following recipe comes from one of those cookbooks, called Legume Pages, put out by the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.  My daughter made these the other night to take to youth group and they were a big hit (and she’s getting to be quite the little chef!)


WIC Peanut Butter Cookies

3 cups Kellogg’s Product 19 (we used cornflakes, it’s what we have)

2 cups all purpose flour

2 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

1 cup margarine (we used 1/2 cup butter and 1/2 cup canola oil)

1 cup peanut butter

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup (packed) brown sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla flavoring


Measure Product 19.  Crush to 1 1/2 cups.  Stir together crushed cereal, flour, soda, and salt.  Set aside.  Combine margarine, peanut butter, and sugars in a large mixing bowl.  Beat until light and fluffy.  Add eggs and vanilla.  Beat well.  Stir in dry ingredients until thoroughly combined.  Drop by level tablespoons full on to ungreased baking sheets.  Using back of fork, press dough flat in two directions to make a crisscross design.  Bake 10 minutes at 350 degrees.  Remove immediately from baking sheets.  Cool on wire racks.  Makes 6 dozen cookies, 2 1/2 inches in diameter.

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