This started out as an attempt to make a more ginger flavoured peanut butter cookie. After watching the same episode of ‘Eat, Shrink, and Be Merry’ for the second or third time I wanted to make the cookies from the episode. But the original recipe only calls for 1/4 tsp of ginger powder. I like ginger in my ginger cookies so I added some fresh ginger and changed the cooking process to suit someone who hates to wash dishes. The result was so fantastical, I had to share them!

Breakfast of Champions


3/4 cup flour
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp each baking soda and cinnamon
1/4 tsp each ground ginger and salt
1/2 TBSP grated fresh ginger
1/3 cup peanut butter
3 TBSP melted butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 TBSP molasses
1 tsp vanilla

Add first 5 ingredients to a large bowl. Mix and make a well in the centre. And remaining ingredients. Stir to combine.

Roll into little balls and place on an oiled cookie sheet. Press down with fork. Bake at 350 for 7 minutes. They will be quite soft when they come out of the oven but will harden as they cool.