In undergrad, my friend and I used to surprise each other with gifts of exam snacks during final exams. They could be store-bought or homemade, delivered in person or tied to our door, sweet or savory... These cookies reminds me of my exam snack days. While my undergrad days are over, I still crave a good exam snack while studying. I made a batch on the weekend to satisfy any cravings that may arise this week or next.
PB & J Cookies
These make great exam snacks. The recipe can be made wheat-free, gluten-free, sugar-free, and made vegan if you follow my substitutions.
2 cups flour (I used half brown rice and half sorghum)
1/2 cup maple syrup (I used two mashed ripe bananas)
2 eggs (I used two chia eggs)
1/2 cup peanut butter (I used an unsalted and unsweetened variety)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 pinch of salt
~1/2 cup fruit jam of choice (I used a berry jam sweetened with agave)
Combine the dry. Combine the wet (except the jam). Mix the wet and dry together (thin with water if the batter is too thick). Roll the batter into balls and press lightly onto a greased baking sheet. Using your thumb or the back of a spoon, make an indentation into each cookie, fill will a teaspoon of jam. Bake at 350F for 10-20 minutes (check at 10, then every 5 minutes after that). Makes 20 medium-sized exam snacks.
P.S. My Acupuncture exam is DONE. This exam went well; the examining teaching assistant was so cool and complimented my technique twice! He even tried to help me out when I made a dumb mistake, but unfortunately this dumb girl didn't catch his hint ;)